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Karen Marks’ remarkable ‘Cold Café’ gem with its proto-Sleng Teng bassline heads up this compilation of lesser known archival cuts by the Aussie post-punk singer
Appearing on both Efficient Space’s ‘Sky Girl’ comp in 2016, and Minimal Wave’s ‘The Bedroom Tapes’ set, Efficient Space now package the stunning oddity ‘Cold Café’ with its original, country folk-styled B-side, ‘Won’t Wear It For Long’, plus the smeared brass and tremulous vocals of ‘You Bring These’ off the ‘Terra Australis’  compilation, and rawer, previously unreleased demo of ‘Cold Café’ and the scuzzy, Vazz-like pop of ‘Problem Page’.
Seriously, ‘Cold Café’ is right up there with Berntholer’s ‘My Suitor’ or Dome’s ‘Cruel When Complete’ in terms of addictive, ghostly early ‘80s “pop” songs