This sticker is the closest you'll get to a cover for this killer UK demo. ABSTRACT CRITIQUE had a couple of releases that followed, but this demo wins my prize for bizzaro peace punk with heaps of effects and liberal use of keyboards from start to finish. And speaking of the finish, the 6+ minute eponymous "Abstract Critique" is a more than brilliant way to wrap up a demo tape...admittedly rather self indulgent ambient drones that owe as much to THROBBING GRISTLE as they do to some rejected art track from one of the Bullshit Detector comps. But the driving monotonous tracks "Coriolanus" and "Red and Black" should be more than enough to win over naysayers...totally unique punk. Oh, and I had a very nice trip.
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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