Solid Space - Space Museum
Originally recorded on 8-track tape in a garden shed in London, Solid Space's triumph of DIY recording, Space Museum, was originally released on 1982 on cassette and reissued by Dark Entries Records. It is beloved for its masterful blend of cool minimal wave distance and earnest yearning for contact through the lens of space travel. Stirring post-punk Casio melodies, and lyrics that linger in your mind long after listening: "War is coming / I've got to find / The god inside / My other mind." There's even a cover of a Sylvia Plath poem. Jangly, ether drenched guitar greet gently surreal collaged sound clips “spectrum is green,” toy drums alongside drum machine are what solidify this record as a rare fusion of soulful minimal wave.