Thursday, June 02, 2005

vivre pour chaque instant

Polyphonic Size is the product of Belgium's Roger-Marc Vande Voorde. After coming across some cheap Korg synths, he and Daniel B built a little home studio to record 1979's debut Algorythmic EP. Two songs from this gem can be found over at 20 Jazz Funk Greats. What XXJFG sez is right with their references- Plastic Bertrand, Throbbing Gristle, Suicide, Cabaret Voltaire, etc.

By the early 80s, PS had a few singles under their belts, including a few produced by the Stranglers' JJ Burnel (PS were big fans and Roger even ran a fanzine). Soon after meeting YMO on a trip to the far east, they finally get a record out in America. The PS 12" is released on the brand new Enigma imprint and features a cover of the Stones' Mother's Little Helper in a manner that you would expect to hear from the Flying Lizards. PSize continued to release impossible to find material (at least here in the US) into the late 80s, including a few full lengths and many singles.

Polyphonic Size - Mother's Little Helper
Polyphonic Size - RDA/RFA


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