Various – La Contra Ola - Synth Wave And Post Punk From Spain 1980-86
Seminal reissue of post-punk and synth wave songs that transport you to the Spanish underground in the early 80s - where definitive bangers from Esplendor and Diseño Corbusier nestle amongst lesser-known but eternal cuts.
Each song on La Contra Ola possesses the addictive energy and urgency of a country whose democracy is being returned to them. Find an amalgam of styles encapsulated here from industrial (accented by a new drum machine sound) to sugary synth pop to rolling surf guitar. What started as bedroom experiments on cassettes became the music that paved the way to a future sound and vision across the world.