could have been your consciousness, but i guess that never works, so treat me like an equal till it hurts (from VIOLETS)
MOMUS is the mythological Greek god of mockery and laughter and also the pseudonym behind of which you find the "tender pervert" Scotchman, Nicholas Currie, a like no other, provocative intellectual in the heart of modern music industry. Momus, like a chameleon, changes personas from album to album and from song to song, presenting for more than 20 years now an extraordinary gamut of "others", among which the less famous (as ironically has been said) is himshelf. His musical style, similarly,varies from acoustic ballads, to electropop, acid house, techno, sophisticated lounge, electronic cabaret, a.o. Any kind of fashionable music style can be good enough to "serve" his mocking plans. Although he has the instinct of gifted, simple, catchy melody, the core of his art is more like an author`s, a bitter philosopher`s and a comedian`s, - an ideal combination for controversial acceptance. Nicholas,as one of the most post modern figures in recent music, mixes sociology,anthropology, psycho-sexuality, clear political attitudes, black humour, romantism, cynism, misanthropy and a deep knowledge of literature, confusing the roles of delight and cultural critisism.
THE POISON BOYFRIEND, his second album, first for Creation records, (fortunately has not much to do with the boring sound of this label) is quite influenced by the spirit of poetic european intellectualism. Nick doesn`t hide his love for J.Brel & S.Gainsbourg, while the acoustic style of his fine debut "CIRCUS MAXIMUS" goes parallel with the slow development of an electronic pallete that would master his following works.
The vinyl version, we post here, consists of 8 songs, while another version of the album has additionally: "11 executioners", "what will death be like", and "murderers, the hope of women".These 3 extra songs can be found in "MONSTERS OF LOVE" singles collection (an album we might post in future). Instead of those, our post includes as bonus tracks the 1995 revisited versions of "the gatecrasher" & "closer to you" (from album "SLENDER SHERBET").
Riped from original vinyl. (75mb)
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