- Algebra Suicide - feminine squared -

feminine squared


Artist : Algebra Suicide 

Label : Dark Entries 

Genre : 80's - Minimal Synth / Cold Wave / Indus. / Angst-Pop,80's - Synth-Pop / New Wave / Punk / Krautrock

feminine squared / LP+CD / DE-042

Algebra Suicide was the married couple Lydia Tomkiw (lyrics/vocals) and Don Hedeker (guitars/keyboards). They formed in Chicago in 1982, and their 1st 4-song ep, 'True Romance At The World's Fair', was self-released that year. It featured a 60's Vox Guitar Organ, a precursor to the synthesizer guitar, and a Multivox Rhythm Ace drum machine. In 1984 they released a second 4-song ep, 'An Explanation For That Flock Of Crows', ditching the guitar organ but adding the Casiotone MT-40. The 'Big Skin' cassette was released in 1986 and featured 13 new compositions with more complex arrangements. A compilation album, 'The Secret Like Crazy', was released in 1988. It collected 20 tracks picked from the 1st 2 eps and the Big Skin cassette, plus unreleased songs. 'Feminine Squared' is an 18-track compilation that collects all 8 songs from the 1st 2 eps, 4 songs from the Big Skin cassette, 4 songs from 'The Secret Like Crazy', a song from the 'Pas De Deux' compilation, and a previously unreleased song. Lydia and Don call their approach 'avant-garage' citing inspiration from Patti Smith, Frank O'Hara, Leonard Cohen and Lou Reed. Don plays guitar in a hauntingly stark style like Glenn Branca, Tom Verlaine, or Vini Reilly. He then adds Casio keyboards and minimal electronic percussion, creating a moody, atmospheric backdrop for Lydia's poems. Lydia's words span a broad range of twisted real-life observations, and are delivered in a deadpan fashion with her distinct Midwestern accent. The vinyl comes housed in a glossy black and white jacket featuring the cut up faces of Don and Lydia from 'An Explanation For That Flock Of Crows' ep. Each LP includes a newsprint zine with lyrics, photos, liner notes, and clippings. Also included is a full length DVD featuring a 12-song Algebra Suicide concert from 1984, recorded at the Noise Factory in Chicago. Though Lydia passed away in 2007, her genius lives on in these recordings. Respect her decadence..!

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