One of our favorite groups from the Factory Records scene of the early 80s –with a sound that was a bit leaner and lighter than some of their Factory labelmates – but still very much in the same dark post-punk territory that the label was known for. The core instrumentation is mostly sharp guitars, with touches of the cold keyboards that were part of the Factory sound, and a slight spaciness to some of the group's tracks – a dreaminess that trips out nicely, and almost points the way towards sounds to come on later indies from the UK scene. Lyrically, Crispy Ambulance's work is a bit subdued – as the vocals are really buried in the mix, and almost secondary to the overall sound – with a moody quality that almost makes you not want to pry that much into what the band are going on about anyway! But that's really part of the charm of the group's work – heard to good effect here on tracks that include "Are You Ready?", "Travel Time", "The Force & The Wisdom", "The Wind Season", "Death From Above", "We Move Through The Plateau Phase", "Bardo Plane", "Chill", "Federation
" and "Simon's Ghost".
(Limited edition of 1000 copies.)