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Séance Centre revive a clutch of driving, tracky machine jams from Short-Term Memory’s first cassette album, reissued along with two previously unreleased ‘90s recordings
Hailing from early ‘80s Kansas, U.S.A., Short-Term Memory’s short-lived run would see them included on Hawaii’s highly sought-after ’SNX’ boxset beside their self-released Lp and tapes on Silly Poodle Music.
‘Plus or Minus Two’ features four songs from their first album, ‘Every Head Needs Cleaning’ , rounding up the proto-Detroit techno pulses of ‘twitch & Jerk’, the grubbing but piquant minimalist electro of ‘Hysteria’, and the forlorn synth-pop of ‘The Words’. From their ‘90s phase, we also hear the keening, Krauty dance jam ‘Yelping Doggies’, and the very Eno/Hassell-esque ‘City In Mind’.