The 4​-​Track Years Vol​.​2 1987​-​8 (Pt​.​1)

by Bonbon Experiment

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Eyes of Love 05:49
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Maelstrom 07:26
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She's Winter 02:35
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Scarlet Days 02:10
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1987 saw a quickly issued e.p. "Ready for Surrender" which sampled Thatcher and the USSR foreign minister - as a protest against the fake reporting of the visit as being a triumph. The rhythm based tracks continued with the "Rhythm & Blues" cassette which "Grand National" is taken from. The next cassette "Eye Cloud Infancy" began as a 2 x C15 affair, and went through several iterations before it was finalised. A tour de force, 7 of its 9 tracks are included here - it spawned 3 singles, "In the Highest Castles", "Part of Me" and "A Heart Full of Shame", which also had some interesting b-sides. With such riches, the only "outtakes" are two tracks from an unfinished "concept" album. "A Heart full of Shame" was on a four song e.p. "Perfect" with the even poppier "I'm Still a Child in Terms of Your Desires." This great song would end up on the follow up "Discretion" but actually fits better as the last track on the CD.

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released February 17, 2017

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Bonbon Experiment Manchester, UK

Bonbon Experiment is the main musical project of Adrian Slatcher. He records for the online label BDM Recordings. Since 2007's Vertical Integration he has released 14 albums including two since lockdown, ASMR & Signed S.K.

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