ALTERNATIVE TV

PRIMITIVE EMOTIONS (WINTERHILL RECORDINGS)

ALTERNATIVE TV - PRIMITIVE EMOTIONS 136869
Format:
1 CD
Release:
06.12.2019
Label:
WINTERHILL RECORDINGS
Kat.-Nr.:
136869
Barcode:
0859733907601
A collection of songs during recent years that have appeared on vinyl-only releases or compilations and suchlike.

Includes 'This Little Girl', 'Negative Primitive', 'The System', 'Radiator', 'Walls' and 'Chinese Burn', amongst others.

'Chinese Burn' will be a different version to the one which appears on the 'Low Expectations' comp.

10" on Fourth Dimension. Even if you own some of the vinyl, this will be a neat way of listening to the tracks as they map out an arc in the group's more recent development that makes perfect sense hearing them all together on one release.

As Mark himself said, this release actually sounds more like an album in its own right than what's otherwise tantamount to a compilation gathering together various loose ends.

However you choose to look at it, the CD makes for another great entry in the band's illustrious career, once again underlining that fine balance between commentary strewn songwriting that itself can sway perfectly between the melodic and more intense, plus pieces that nod to Mark's own love of electronic music drawing from the worlds of early industrial music and the avant-garde.

As with only a few groups who initially came out of the cultural shift of the late '70s, Alternative TV always kept moving forward and exploring new ideas without completely abandoning everything that made them (a not so blind) force to be reckoned with at the outset.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. THIS LITTLE GIRL
  • 1.2. ART SCHOOL PROJECT
  • 1.3. NEGATIVE, PRIMITIVE
  • 1.4. REBEL PROOF GLASS
  • 1.5. THE SYSTEM
  • 1.6. VERLUST
  • 1.7. LIKE A TOMB
  • 1.8. HER DARK PLACES
  • 1.9. RADIATOR
  • 1.10. WALLS
  • 1.11. HOLLOW STREAM
  • 1.12. CHINESE BURN