Boomkat Product Review:
A lost electronic gem of UK post punk vintage resurfaces with Kevin Harrison’s 1981 debut ‘Inscrutably Obvious’ - which is also known as ‘On Earth 2’ in its 1980 edition via Eyeless In Gaza’s Ambivalent Scale
Vacillating lo-fi disco miniatures with Gray-like percussive experiments, slinky lounge grooves with Burroughsian cut-ups and dub-funk, or shimmering avant-blues and new age/4th world incursions; there’s a hell of a lot going on with ‘Inscrutably Obvious’, and it’s all excellent to boot.
Somehow escaping wider attention until now, bar a few compilation appearances and use of his disco bits by Danielle Baldelli and TEED, Kevin Harrison’s debut LP is crammed with 17 parts that never outstay their welcome, adding up to something like a high quality, multi-artist compilation, yet remarkably all from just one gifted guy.
If you like anything from Leven Signs to Dome, The Normal, K. Leimer or early Eyeless in Gaza, you need to give this a whirl!