Wednesday, June 12, 2013
New Danse Macabre
Danse Macabre did a reunion gig last month, with another 80s Akld outfit, Penknife Glides. They also got picked up to do one of Radio 95BFM's In Session recordings at Roundhead Studio, and took the opportunity to record some songs they'd written but left unrecorded back in the day. Here's one of those tracks, Memento, with a brief introduction from the band on their history, and the song.
Previous blog: Daniel Barnes reviewed Danse Macabre's 2005 reunion show, held to celebrate the reissue of their EP and album on CD/digital (iTunes ).
Their music is well worth investigating, it has aged very well. That can be credited to the band's stellar songwriting and performance, but also the outstanding production. Both the EP and album were produced by Trevor Reekie for Reaction Records, Mandrill Studio's inhouse label.
The label also released Satellite Spies, the Mockers, Knightshade, Car Crash Set, and Marginal Era, the latter two both produced by Reekie. Reaction Records back catalog has recently been reissued on digital, check Amplifier for more.