Here is the only LP released by the minimal synth band Evening in Torpor. It was released in 1988 but was actually recorded in 1981 by several college students, including Matalie Merchant and Rob Buck from 10,000 Maniacs. Don't let that sway you from checking this album out - it actually has some truly excellent minimal electronic and new wave songs on it! Because I'm lazy, I'm just going to paste the Wikipedia entry:
"Evening in Torpor was a student-project that Natalie Merchant and Rob Buck from the band 10,000 Maniacs were involved with around the time that 10,000 Maniacs was beginning. All of the songs were written by Albert Garzon. Natalie contributed vocals to "Daffodils," "Mother's Family Ring," "Crumble Down," and "Bathroom Tile Dance," while Rob contributed guitar to "Rectangles," "Daffodils," "Mother's Family Ring," The Playground," Crumble Down," and "Bathroom Tile Dance." The other tracks on the album ("les Cendriers" and "Defense Rap Trip") included no future Maniacs. The song "les Cendriers," which translates from French as "ashtrays" is the only reference to the name of the makeshift band.
The record was released by Community 3, or simply Comm3, in 1988 and taken off the market under a paid agreement with 10,000 Maniacs."Evening In Torpor LP, 1988, Comm3 Records
- "les Cendriers"
- "Mother's Family Ring"
- "The Playground"
- "Crumble Down"
- "Defense Rap Trip"
- "Bathroom Tile Dance"
Is there any way you can re-up this album please? I have been dying to hear this album for years. Please and thank you.
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