Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The Human League: The Dignity Of Labour Pts. 1 - 4 (1979)
If the only track you know from The Human League is Don't You Want Me (or Fascination or Love Action), you know nothing about The Human League.
This EP, the band's first, is a striking follow-up to the band's first single, Being Boiled. This is a bizarre, abstract, and purely electronic piece of music from a weird pseudo-pop band. The music is well ahead of its time and really experimental. The band makes use of the Roland System 100 synthesizer on every track. Just listen. It sounds nothing like the Human League you think you know. It's truly brilliant.
(Sadly, my copy of this 12" 45RPM single is lacking the flexidisc that was originally included).