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The Word: Collected Works

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Artist: The Word
Title: Collected Works

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The Word is one of the better kept secrets of 1980s Austrian disco music. Yet once you put the needle on this record you notice that it sounds oddly familiar. The awe-inspiring signature piece Lobster has the same analog slow-moving aesthetic as Zenits timeless Waiting featured on Edition Hawaras first release EHAW 001LP. The same goes for the three other wonderfully unconventional proto electronic songs: Easy All My Life and the eponymous The Word. And there are even more commonalities with Zenits LP: the vocals are Linda Sharrocks who here teamed up with Karl Charly Ratzer and Peter Ponger the twin brother of legendary Falco producer Robert Ponger. The result of this collaboration is well also quite legendary. How this kind of sound emerged in Vienna in 1984 is still a bit of a mystery but clearly all the stars were aligned when Sharrock Ratzer and Ponger were jamming in the studio. Just as there are very few lobsters in landlocked Vienna there are very few records like this out there. All four tracks were originally taken from the bands debut and second EP released between 1983 and 1984. The original EPs has been discontinued and second-hand copies of the original pressing are expensive.

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L 12.37

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