A Flock of Seagulls: Telecommunication EP

Telecommunication / Tanglimara / You Can Run

Modern Love is Automatic / D.N.A.

Format: 12″ EP

Label: Arista

Country: US

Year: 1981

Price paid: $1.50

Location purchased: My Mind’s Eye, Cleveland OH

 

“Laser beam coming through the night, to my TV screen, to my color eye.”

This EP contains tracks that would later appear on their 1982 self-titled debut LP ‘A Flock of Seagulls.’  The track ‘Tanglimara’ is unique to this EP, however.

I find the band’s music overall to be pleasant, if somewhat unengaging. But I suppose that’s the point- cold, expansive soundscapes filled with laser-filled smoke clouds where time has no meaning.

I love the bright dreamy colors on the sleeve and how jarringly inappropriate they are to the nightmarish image. Scenes this disturbing should be shunned to a twilight world…

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