Boomkat Product Review:
**Double LP reissue with bonus side recorded at their 1981 John Peel Session. Includes download code redeemable from the label** 'Seven Songs' is a stone cold Post Punk classic from 1982. Miscegenating Afrobeat voodoo and American psychedelic funk with harsh Industrial electronics, traces of Exotica and wrenched tape FX, it stands out a mile from its era and can be rightly called a seminal record. Its creators 23 Skidoo aka Fritz Catlin, Thom Heslop, Sam Mills, Alex Turnbull and Johnny Turnbull were mostly under twenty years of age at the time of recording, and their youthful energy and tastes were subtly corralled by the production cabal of TG's Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Peter Christopherson, together with master studio engineer Ken Thomas. Ever since, many, many heads have waxed lyrical about the importance of this album, not least Simon Reynolds and Paul Morley, but it simply is one of those albums that needs to be uncovered by each successive generation looking to become aware of what's been done, in order to move forward. This is the first time it's been officially available on vinyl since 1984, and it's hugely recommended.