EYELESS IN GAZA – Vera Groningen, The Netherlands, November 18. 1982 FM
Recorded and broadcasted by VPRO Radio.
After releasing experimental/industrial tapes of Antagonistic Music/Dissonance (as Migraine Inducers), Martyn Bates formed Eyeless In Gaza in 1980 as a duo with Peter Becker. Eager to explore musical territories that veered crazily from filmic ambience to rock and pop, industrial funk to avant-folk styles, the duo steered hungrily and rapidly through several albums that culminated in the reflective swan songs of Rust Red September and Back From the Rains, whilst chalking up along the way hundreds of concerts all over Europe and several best selling Independent Chart singles and albums.
In February 1987, citing a need to explore fresh territories and musical configurations/situations, Eyeless In Gaza suspended activities, leaving behind an eclectic legacy and influential body of work that whilst being recognised by peers and contemporaries has yet to be fully acknowledged by the press.
Setlist : (help me out folks !)
01 Bright Play Of Eyes
03 Transience Blues
04 Across the Pulse of the Rain
05 Lilt Of Music
06 Dog’s Bark
07 Two (Veil Like Calm)
Line up :
Martyn Bates – vocals, guitar, keyboards
Peter Becker – keyboards, electronics, guitar, percussion
Lineage : FM > cassette > Audacity > CD Wave Editor > FLAC 8
Another one from the box of old tapes !