Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Eleven Pond - Bas Relief - 1986

Here is the second entry in the "I try it, you try it" post series.  I don't know how I found these guys, or even heard them, but up until about mid-December I had no idea.  I had never heard of them.  Musically, I'd put them somewhere around as a very weak "Head On the Door" era Cure. Throw in some synth-pop, and some passive vocals....  I don't know.  Melody-wise, things sound pretty good.  The more I listen to it, the more I like it.  It's something new to try out from an era past that you just might enjoy.  Or, you can delete it if it insults your delicate senses and pollutes your refined ear drums.  I'm going to hang on to it as just another little Post Punk album from the 80s.


  1. Oh my god, did you actually find a hard copy of this?! One of my friends had it back in the 80s -- it was a limited release of only like a thousand copies or such, and all of them were hand-numbered. The album is a MAJOR collectible, and I remember it being pretty good, even though I haven't heard it in years. No idea if my friend Dan still has that copy (even though he played it all the time, so his is probably not in the best shape now, more's the pity). I'm going to download this and see if it's as good as I remember it being!

    1. Unfortunately, I don't have a hard copy. I had to assemble this one a track at a time from about 3 different sources. Wasn't hard, just tedious. So, there may be some fluctuation in track quality.