RECORD TURNOVER 80s HITS #33

Laughing Hands from Melbourne consisted of Paul Schütze, Gordon Harvey, Ian Russell, and Paul Widdicombe. They were making experimental sounds on synthesizer, guitars and analog percussion – which was then run through synths or modified using tape machines. Dog Photos was their their album and released in 1981 on their own label Adhesive. The tracks are simply referred to as the their number in the tracklist and feature instrumentals of varying complexity. The crazy samples and percussion of “Six” stand in stark contrast to some of the more ambient numbers such as the two closing tracks. The album was reissued by the experimental Spanish label for electronic music B.F.E. during the summer. There is also a CD reissue of their two LPs from 1989, available from discogs.

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November 20, 2020

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