UNITS - Animals They Dream About
Limited 180gm black/grey/white colored vinyl LP pressing. 2016 archive release. Digitally remastered edition of Units unreleased second album. In 2015 Futurismo brought you the first ever reissue of Units 1980 electronic cult classic Digital Stimulation. This year Futurismo bring you something by The Units never ever released before -their unreleased second album co-produced by legendary musician/producer Bill Nelson. Shelved since 1982 due to label issues at the time, Animals They Dream About finally sees the light of day for all to hear. Whilst Digital Stimulation forged a sound now known as synthpunk, this time San Francisco's Units take things in a slightly more synthpop/new wave direction. At this point a four piece, Units still employed the live components and arch observation that were a key to their contemporary punk tinged electro sound, whilst embracing a greater sense of mood and melody. As the 80s progressed, some of the synth textures present on Animals They Dream About would become commonplace, but The Units were doing it way back in 1981 for the recording of this lost synth gem, making their second LP something of a testament to what could have been, had it not been for the cruel mistress that is the 'music biz'.
1. More Alike
3. Your Face
4. Blue or White
5. Get That Funky Thing Off of My Shoe
6. Animals They Dream About
7. Sidewalk Reel
8. Interstate 5
9. Straight Lines
10. Jack + Hidden Tracks 'Live at the Kabuki Theater 82'
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