Sparse dark new wave from 1987. BLACK SOLSTICE are as political as any anarcho band from the early 90s, and actually with a slightly different presentation I can easily see some of these tracks being offered up as arty anarcho punk. Vocalist Michelle (the sole other member is a chap called Al) instantly brings to mind the vocalist for the band CYANIDE SCENARIO, about whom I know even less than I know about BLACK SOLSTICE (which is really nothing), so it should go without saying that I would love to know more (especially about CYANIDE SCENARIO...their demo put me on my ear for a fucking month, I'll be posting it eventually). So here comes the fall, it's starting to get a little gloomier out (even here in sunny California) and now here's some music to go along with the falling leaves and the gray skies. Who ever said I wasn't here to help?
TERMINAL ESCAPE is a home for cassettes. Terminal Escape is here to share music that was released on, or copied onto, cassette. You are encouraged to acquire physical copies of the tapes you enjoy, as this blog is meant to support those artists and labels, not circumvent them. If you have a legitimate claim to any of the music I've shared and would like it removed, I'm happy to do so....but someone is probably already streaming it on YouTube anyway so you shouldn't be so uptight.
DEAD LINKS are common. Digital media are temporary. I will re-post tapes from Terminal Escape's infancy from time to time (primarily when requested), but I will not chase dead links.
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