Boomkat Product Review:
Stunning reissue of this long lost piece of post punk / industrial history from Spain originally released in 1983 in an edition of 300 copies and now reissued for the first time after changing hands for $$$ over the last few years. Heavy support from Ossia, Ron Morelli & Demdike Stare, highly recommended to anyone on that noisy/wave tip.
T was the brainchild of Caballero T, a key figure in Spain’s underground/industrial scene, enlisting the the studio wizardry of Señor Nada and the vocals of Tres, whose psychotic vocals imbue proceedings with a demented, post-punk asymmetry. Although spread through 14 individual tracks, 'Dark Fields’ was recorded in one continuous session in 1982 and unfurls from tripped out synth motifs to full-on industrial attacks and skewed wavy numbers that recall everything from Brian Eno’s early solo output to Joy Division, Suicide and into more abstracted, noisy territory and drum machine experiments somewhere in the region of Muslimgauze’s early work as E.g Oblique Graph and John Bender’s material from the same period.
T disbanded soon after 'Dark Fields' was recorded, leaving this LP as the sole document of their work. Reissued by Equilibrio, the same label that gave us that brilliant Randomize album '¿Cómo Se Divertirán Los Insectos?’, it’s an intriguing look at the Spanish underground scene that’s still a bit of a blindspot for us, and is a unique artefact from an era that has already been completely over-mined, but which still, occasionally, throws out pearls like this one.