PINK TURNS BLUE - (BLUE) IF TWO WORLDS KISS

PINK TURNS BLUE - (BLUE) IF TWO WORLDS KISS

LP (12"/10" Album)

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Label: DAIS

Release date: 08/11/2019

Barcode: 0758475506816

Catalog no.: DAISC30000138

Item ID: 486557

Limited to 500 copies on clear blue vinyl. Founded in Cologne, Germany in 1985, Pink Turns Blue's blend of atmospheric pop informed by European post-punk contemporaries and buzzing punk dissonance of Hüsker Dü (the band is named after the 'Zen Arcade' song) immediately tapped into a new canon of sound that was foundational to the emergence of darkwave. Released in 1987 and now remastered by Josh Bonati for vinyl release through Dais, 'If Two Worlds Kiss' is a seminal offering to the canon of dark wave's DNA - a liquid lesson in melody, mood, and pacing - each track continuously adding to the journey like a unique push pin on a map of melancholy. Defined by their dynamic song-writing, their debut added a new urgency and depth to guitar-driven gothic rock by allowing fast songs such as the lead single 'Walking On Both Sides' to possess the same sullen punch and melancholy as slower anthems like 'When The Hammer Comes Down', which derives its power on the downbeat. More rhythmic variety is added through beat-driven dancefloor tracks with triumphant singalong choruses like 'That Was You', showing they could swing hard - as well as swirl...

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