Boomkat Product Review:
Beguiling, personalised synth-pop/post-punk from Danish outlier, Max Guld Madsen, previously only available in edition of 100 tapes back in 1985. Now, 30 years later, the good folk at Dark Entries have thankfully uprooted, remastered and brought Guld's one and only recording to light, revealing a dreamy, pop-tweaked young composer falling deeply into his own sound and space circa 1984-1985 at home in West Copenhagen. Clearly under the influence of The Residents, Eno and Kraftwerk, yet not entirely beholden to them, 'For Enden Af Corridoren' mixes eerily emotive synth and guitar driven instrumentals with odd, arabesque-like songs, all very finely layered between Moog Prodigy, Korg KPR-77 rhythm machine, and a pair of Rickenbacker bass and Gibson Les Paul guitars, occasionally and deftly rent with home-made spring reverb salvaged off an old TV. Where so many reissues from this era can tend to sound very samey, there's something genuinely awry, isolated and slightly unhinged about this album that's perhaps best compared with contemporary types such as Goodiepal or Frisk Frugt as much as Felix Kubin or John Bender. Recommended!