IT'S TIME TO GET REACQUAINTED
ALBUM````SEE ME RIDIN'
GENRE````INDIE, ELECTRONIC, SYNTH POP, MINIMAL, BUBBLEGUM POP
Since Suicide are one of my favourite 80's underground asshole acts, Martin Rev just comes along naturally. This album is his best work (maybe even including the Suicide albums). Everything is here: Martin's naive I-dont-give-a-fuck voice, glorious I-dont-give-a-fuck childish lyrics (I love you, yes I do, and I always want to be with you, yeah) and minimal stylish I-dont-give-a-fuck rhythms and melodies. Even those few instrumental songs are somehow...really good.
It is amazing how such simple and basic compositions sound so fresh and out there. Basicaly, he was out there in the 1980's, 1990's and damn he still is. See me Ridin' sounds incredibly fresh today so you all synth-indie-wanaabees can just go and bleed to death in a smelly corner.
by Greg Prato
On Martin Rev's 1996 solo album, See Me Ridin', the co-founder of the legendary electro-rock band Suicide steps out on his own, and offers 16 tracks of minimalist bubblegum power pop. But don't worry longtime Suicide fans, drum machines, Rev's trademark synthesizers, and his half-sung/spoken vocals are the basis for each song, while Suicide's hypnotizing repetition is used to great effect as well. Although a wide variety of musical artists and styles come to mind when listening to the album (Buddy Holly, Guided by Voices, Legendary Pink Dots, and David Lynch-like soundscapes), it's still unmistakably Martin Rev. What carries the compositions is Rev's strong sense of melodicism -- "Pillars," "Be Mine," "Secret Teardrops," and the title track contain such strong melodies that they sound hauntingly familiar.
Attention industrial/techno-heads, it's time to get reacquainted with one of the genre's founders...Martin Rev.DOWNLOAD
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