Pump ‎– The Decoration Of The Duma Continues
Pump ‎– The Decoration Of The Duma Continues

Pump ‎– The Decoration Of The Duma Continues

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Label: Final Image ‎– FIB 3
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Leftfield, Electro, Minimal, Experimental, Ambient

One of the finest, if not somewhat forgotten outings in the canon of mid-late 80's UK industrial / ambient music from Pump with their '87 debut The Decoration Of The Duma Continues.  Orbiting that Final Image label nebula with the likes of O Yuki Conjugate, Gush, Mute Calm and even Muslimgauze, Pump's debut outing lacks the cohesion of an album proper but as a whole totally makes sense.  There's pieces that pick up on the tail-end of UK post-punk whilst nodding to the more electro-focused side of Cab Voltaire, like the lively drum-machine / synth romp of 'Dance Without Music' or the darker and sorta-Coil indebted stripped drugged-up drums of 'Blind', whereas scruffier / darker parts on the B-side recall bits of Nocturnal Emissions or TG on a good day.  Filling in the gaps though, there's odd gamelan skits, unexpected minimal interludes ('Brinkmanship' sounds like it could have been a lost track on Canavarro's Plux Quba) whilst prettier, more nostalgic moments like the lonely disintegrating church bells on 'Raft' + 'Lung' recall the wistful sadness of that Folk Implosion track on the Kids soundtrack.  SO much to go at here, best record!  (NM/NM)