Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Mars - The Complete Studio Recordings NYC 1977-1978
For many, Mars is best known for their four track appearance on Brian Eno's No New York compilation, but they also released a 7" and EP in their brief two year existence. This compilation of all eleven recorded tracks has gotten a few releases from various labels over the last five years or so, but it still feels as if this band doesn't get the recognition they deserve. The progression of these eleven tracks and their approach to recording greatly embodies the relatively short-lived but hugley influential New York No Wave scene. The tracks start to slowly lose form, coherence, and convention as the band began to stretch the limitations of their instruments. Their sound eventually became far more primitive than many of the other bands of the same scene with uncontrolled Black Eyes/Boredoms-esque squeels and grunts, clunky drums, and messy distorted guitars.
Download The Complete Studio Recordings NYC 1977-1978