Boomkat Product Review:
Ultra Eczema unearth a mad set of demos by obscure Belgian new wave duo Plexigladz, revolving around an early version of their cult hit ‘Vervellng’ along with gobs of snotty no wavey, spiky cut-up tape works and hypnotic electro-folk drone jams. So good this one...
Drawn from the archives of Paul Bogaert (no relation to Jo!) and Joost Balis a.k.a. Plexigladz spanning 1978-1982, all material makes it first appearance on any format, which is surprising considering the strength and diversity of the gear on offer - a sound arguably comparable with everyone from MARS to TG and John Bender, but apparently made without any knowledge of those influential units or the wider, contemporary industrial/experimental scene.
In effect then, ‘The 4th Demention’ is one of those rare bodies of expression that seemingly came from nowhere, ex nihilo, and almost went unnoticed, save for the beady ear of Dennis Tyfus at UE. Thanks to his efforts, we have the pleasure of hearing these bona fide DIY boredom killers, taking in the gothic creep of ‘Verveling Demo’ beside the Robotic No wave battery of ‘I Hate’, and the bonkers honky tonk cut-up brilliance of ‘Pretty Depressive’, smudged into the concrete clangour of ‘Lech Ma’ and the dirge rock of ‘Tonight’ on the A-side, before switching styles to check off the Craig Leon-esque electro-drone whirligig of ‘Intro’, a strung-out psych jam named ‘Déjeuner sur l’herbs’, and the curdling electro-folk of ‘Sooner or Later’ on the B-side.