Boomkat Product Review:
Hamburg's Bal Pare were founded in 1981 and would go on to record a small but perfectly formed handful of synth pop classics. Their 1994 'Best Of...' album originally came out on Norway's Tatra Productions but Veronica Vasicka has done us a huge favour by reissuing all 21 tracks on her Minimal Wave imprint. Most notably, Bal Pare's lyrics sung by Kirsten Klemm and Matthias Schuster alternate between German and French, set to an exquisite backing of lean and hungry dancefloor rhythms. Some of our favourites here have to be the more saccharine pop tracks like 'Allez, Allez' and the gorgeous '1-2-3', but we're still enthralled with their darker side on the brooding 'Nocturne' and make sure to check the exotic experimentalism of 'Tokio-Oklahoma'. So much to go on here, find your own faves! Awesome.