EP-4 ‎– Lingua Franca-1
EP-4 ‎– Lingua Franca-1

EP-4 ‎– Lingua Franca-1

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Label: Columbia ‎– AF-7205
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: Japan
Released: Sep 1983
Genre: Electronic, Jazz, Funk / Soul
Style: Funk

Left-of-centre, unconventional dub-funk explorations via controversial Kyoto group EP-4, produced by god-like studio eccentric Kaoru Sato known previously for that '80 minimal synth epic 'R-N-A Organisation' on Vanity Records. It's a unique amalgamation of so much - taking threads of post-punk attitude, searching Bill Laswell-esque bass strafes, awkward straight jacket robo-funk and odd mutant elements, fully re-rendered into it's own free, carnival-like soundworld. There're traces of Liquid Liquid in there, mixed with the more rapturous bells 'n whistles moments of A Certain Ratio - but ultimately this lot are out on their own. Still fresh and impossible to ignore! (JP original copy - with OBI / Insert NM/NM).

A1 Robothood Process 4:39
A2 The Frump Jump 4:17
A3 Similar 4:53
A4 Coconut 4:22
B1 E-Power 3:33
B2 Talkin' Trash 4:43
B3 Broken Bi-Psycle 5:39
B4 Tide Gauge 4:43