Stockhausen collides with punk funk in an aural collage of rhythm and found sound in one of the most sought after MatM recordings. Reissued on the 25th anniversary of its 1983 debut on vinyl, the second of three albums was co-produced with Daniel Lanois and features a guest appearance from John Oswald of Plunderphonics fame on alto sax. Three additional bonus tracks include the original extended dance version of "Danseparc", "These Dangerous Machines" & a live version of "Sins Of Children" from MatM's 1983 performance at Ontario Place featuring avant-guitarist Michael Brook. The 16 page booklet includes lyrics, never seen before photos & video stills.

 

 

"It's a vivacious dance-funk groove full of abstract asides & layered treatments that never overwhelm the porcelain fragility of the songs...a sound created by boundaries being pushed & avenues being explored: a kaleidoscopic art house collage... four stars."

Ian Abrahams

RECORD COLLECTOR

 

"Plenty of great noise abounding here, especially on the aptly titled ‘Obedience' and the bongo-driven ‘Boys In The Bushes'…'I am using you, am I amusing you?', coos the cucumberly Ms. Martha while keyboards swirl, guitars scratch and guest saxophones wail all around..."

CREEM MAGAZINE

 

"Danseparc…manages to handily balance a playful sense of adventure with unforced pop naivete and retain the band's unique vitality…like XTC, these nimble Canadians demonstrate that an irreverent intelligence needn't disqualify one from playing in the major leagues."

Lou Stathis

MUSIC AND SOUND OUTPUT

 

"But this is still Martha Johnson's show, even when the songs are not, and it's her personality reflected off the others that gives Danseparc the sort of sexual spark the Au Pairs could only theorize."

J.D. Considine

MUSICIAN MAGAZINE

 

"Every once in a while an album is released that is void of pretense, sparked with an effervescent originality, injected with real power, true emotion and sarcastic intelligence, bursting at its seams with thumping atomic energy… Danseparc… is such an album."

Gorman Belhard

WATERBURY AMERICAN

 

"Danseparc is simply one of the most satisfying albums of the year… From the evocative, Vaseline-lens treatment of the title cut to Walking Into Walls' classic '80s dialogue to Johnson's wry commentary on What People Do For Fun, the group addresses rarely-mined contemporary topics with disarming precision and unassailable musicality."

Alan Kellogg

EDMONTON JOURNAL

 

"PICK HIT OF THE WEEK. This is the right record at the right time…it's not only commercially well constructed, but also contains some of the best songwriting on the pop scene."

Larry LeBlanc

THE EDMONTON SUNDAY SUN

 

"…three dimensional, rich, full of wonder."

Graham Hicks

THE RECORD

 

Mark Gane

Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals & Treatments


Martha Johnson

Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards & Vocals

Nick Gane

Synthesizer & Piano

 

Debbie Griffiths

Background Vocals

Nick Kent

Percussion, Drums

Daniel Lanois

Percussion, Background Vocals, Engineer & Treatments

Jocelyne Lanois

Bass, Percussion & Background Vocals

Glen Schellenberg

Synthesizer

Dick Smith

Percussion

 

Ron Allen

Sax (Soprano & Tenor)

John Oswald

Sax (Alto)

 

Released 1983

RCA/Current


Produced by

Daniel Lanois, Mark Gane & Martha Johnson

 

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World Without Borders
Walking Into Walls
Sins Of Children
Boys In The Bushes
What People Do For Fun
Whatever Happened To Radio Valve Road?
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