Ontario Post-Punk Act Kinetic Ideals' Long-Lost 'This Face' Given Archival Release
Published Sep 13, 2013Sadly ignored post-punk act Kinetic Ideals originally formed in Mississauga, ON, and were only around from 1980 until 1985, but now, unexpectedly, they've reemerged with an archival recording that's been sitting in the vaults for almost 30 years. This Face is out on digitally through Dead Wax Records, with a vinyl version to arrive in stores on October 1.
These songs were written and recorded after the band's final EP, 1983's stellar A Personal View. During the sessions, guitarist J.C. Chambers, bassist Alan Murrel and singer Mikil Rullman were joined by drummer Patrick Duffy, who replaced the drum machine they had previously been using. Three of the songs on This Face were recorded at Toronto's Wellesley Sound Studio in the spring of 1984, with an additional track cut at Manta Sound in the winter of 1985.
At the time, no label expressed interest in releasing the songs, but the members of Kinetic Ideals eventually reconnected through social media. Their online presence resulted in Spanish company Dead Wax getting involved.
The recordings were digitized from the analogue masters by Peter J. Moore (Cowboy Junkies) and then remastered by Dead Wax's Nicolás Zúñiga.
This Face can be streamed below, and vinyl copies, pressed on clear wax, will be available to purchase soon.
1. This Face
2. I Am Watching
3. Without Nets
4. Give and Take