Thursday, October 11, 2007
Mecano - A Shapeless Volume (CD, HP Productions, ?)
This Dutch band Mecano released this year their first CD in 22 years, following a 'complete' 2CD 'The Half Inch Universe' in 2002. To find information about this 'A Shapeless Volume' is quite difficult. On the website of the Dutch Popinstituut we find that in 1981 Dick Polak, Mecano's vocalist, did some recordings with Martin van Leer and Peter Graute, the owners of Backstreet Records, but surely it's not this release. This release can be found on the official list of mecano, but without a year and a labe (although on the image we read HP Productions CD 9512), so what it is: it beats me. It's certainly a stranger album for them, a bit more experimental and not great in every inch, but this fills a nice hole in the history of this otherwise great band. Thanks to Pokem, the first fan of this blog (!), for sharing this.
Mecano - A Shapeless Volume