Crash Course In Science
(Vinyl on Demand - VOD67) 3xLP + 7-inch $75.00 (Out-of-stock)
Legendary minimal synth / wave band from Philadelphia formed in 1979. Choosing toy instruments and live drums out of necessity, CCIS began by experimenting with a series of recording devices. The toy instruments gave way to crude drum machines and “Frankenstein"-type homemade instruments. Their first seven-inch (also included with bonus tracks) introduced listeners to their noisy, unpredictable world and went on to become a classic minimal synth record. In 1981 they went in a darker, more sinister direction, resulting in “Signals from Pier Thirteen” (included are eight unreleased demo tracks from this period). “Cardboard Lamb” and “Flying Turns” gained exposure through club play during the '80s. Two live recordings from 1980 and 1981 are also part of this box set, including a performance opening for the Philip Glass ensemble in Philadelphia. The third LP, Near Marineland, contains completed mixes of previously unreleased studio material (along with remixes) arranged and produced by John Wicks, CCIS’s original producer.