KaS Product - Black & Noir LP
Label: Soul Jazz
Kas Product formed in 1980 in Nancy, France, as an electronic duo comprising ex-psychiatric nurse Spatsz on electronics and rhythm machines and Mona Soyoc on vocals and guitars. Mainly recorded on early tape, synth and drum machines, Kas Product's mixture of Spatsz' hypnotic, electronic and angular hard-edged beats matched to the spiky vocals and guitar work of Soyoc led to comparisons with Suicide, LiLiPUT/Kleenex, Cabaret Voltaire as well as to the group being forerunners of the cold wave/synth wave movement. Perhaps closer still is the Industrial sound of bands such as Throbbing Gristle and Einsturzende Neubaten.