Friday, February 29, 2008

Ultra Vivid Scene – "Mercy Seat"

So one more smoke-break track from the DJ days here, this one the 12" of a track from the first Ultra Vivid Scene record. Good tune, great guitar sound, nice little slice of early (as in pre-Loveless) proto-shoegaziness. A little tight time-wise because of the long intro before it kicks in, but you still get a good five-plus minutes of break time.

Frontman Kurt Ralske basically gave up on music after a few albums and moved on to visual art, where he's made a bit of a name for himself. In fact, I had no idea about this work until J— told me about it while he was studying computer art. I recognised the name, but J— had never heard of UVS, so I guess Ralske has made a pretty clean break. Just as well, I suppose. UVS was showed some promise, but never really made the leap from good to great. He seems to have found his true calling with the visual stuff.

Buy it... on vinyl.

From my deck to you: Ultra Vivid Scene – "Mercy Seat"

1 comment:

al_mondo said...

Beg to differ, the last UVS LP "Rev" has some truly great tracks on it