Genre/Influences: Electro-wave, new-wave, experimental.
Background/Info: Set up in 1979 and driven by Morgan Bryan, V-Sor,X was active until 1989. They released several productions (mainly on their own label Dox Music) and once started with the 7-inch “Authors 2”. Peripheral Minimal brings this early record from 1982 back alive. Notice by the way the band seems to be active again.
Content: “Authors 2” features 3 songs. The title track is a typically old-school electro-new-wave experiment. Both cuts left are a bit different, less electro-like and driven by guitar.
+ + + : “Authors 2” became a kind of collector’s item so this new version will for sure catch the attention of 80s fans. The title song is an interesting cut reminding us early 80s electronics. Peripheral Minimal has a real passion to recover old and forgotten records from dust so this is for sure a discovery for numerous people.
– – – : “Authors 2” might have become a collector’s item, however it never became a record that entered into history. Both B-side cuts are suffering from the weight of time, but let’s not forget this work also was a kind of beginning for this artist.
Conclusion: If you’re a 80s nostalgic and you want to discover a somewhat forgotten artist, this “Authors 2”-vinyl might be something for you!
Best songs: “Authors 2”.