Thomas Leer Robert Rental The Bridge
Over half of The Bridge though eschews this more rock based approach for exercises in lengthy ambient, the B side being composed entirely of it. There are no vocals here, the only track approaching pure ambient which Robert sings on is Connotations which sort of divides the album in two halves, the more traditionally song based half and the ambient half.
The intention here was to capture a sound which would "encompass the harsher aspects of modern living", Leer claiming they were doing the same kind of thing Brian Eno started with his Discreet and Ambient music albums, but were attempting to take it "a stage further away from prettiness".
Interferon, Six A. Some sections are downright pretty, but it's a sort of gloomy, lo-fi electronic affair built on crude technology which is bound to sound dated to a lot of people. The Bridge is one of the often forgotten works of the immediate post-punk era, heralding the future shift of punk and pop further towards the realms of electronic based forms of music.
The synthesiser based New Wave genre would overlap with and be the eventual successor to all these fledgling post-punk bands and their contributions to artsy experimentation retaining the fervour of punk rock, and indeed both Rental and Leer went their own ways with it, as did their fellow artists on Thomas Leer Robert Rental The Bridge Industrial Records imprint who have all flirted with synthpop at one time or another.
As it Ali Hassan Kuban From Nubia To Cairo though, The Bridge makes for a fine time capsule, a precursor to this and window into a bygone era of music long past.
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Pressure, ActThe The Robert Rental however released very little of his solo music, preferring to collaborate with Thomas Leeras well as with Daniel Miller as The Normal. The only solo recording from The s is the 7" single "Paralysis" first released on the homemade Regular Records then re-released on Company Records in The single 100 Hz EP 3 the distorted sound of a Stylophone.
Miller had met Rental through Thomas Leer Robert Rental The Bridge Throbbing Gristle concert. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Robert Rental.
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