Telecommunication / Tanglimara / You Can Run
Modern Love is Automatic / D.N.A.
Format: 12″ EP
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…