Second Layer - World Of Rubber 2xLP
Label: Dark Entries
Dark Entries has done the post-punk lovin' world a huge favor in reissuing this dark wave gem from 1981. Second Layer was a side project of Adrian Borland and Graham Bailey of British post-punk group The Sound, that focused on a more detatched mechanized aesthetic driven by guitars synths and drum machines. Not too far from their main band's initial bleak anger at an increasingly militarized and dehumanized society, Second Layer seemed to be a better outlet for their darker (and starker) themes. World Of Rubber was their only full length, originally released on Cherry Red records, but this reissue is bolstered by the inclusion of their first two eps, State Of Emergency and Flesh As Property from 1979 and 1980, as well as demos from a self-titled compilation released in 1987, making this reissue a complete anthology of the project's output, and a revelation for listeners more familiar with The Sound. Essential!!!