Seksound keeps up the brilliant work of rereleasing indie pearls from the past – this time it’s the cult band Bizarre and their debut album from 1994.
Dream-pop band Bizarre released altogether two albums during their existence – Beautica (1994) and Café De Flor (1996). The latter was re-released by Seksound early in 2015.
Beautica’s reverb-drowned guitars and barely audible vocals once set the stage for Estonian indie scene, also paving way for Pia Fraus’ entrance a few years later. Back in the day, Bizarre used to offer poetic-astral alternative to the more punkish Röövel Ööbik but there is definitely more to Beautica than just dream painting. The noisy side of shoegazing may also be spotted.
These 7 tracks on the original cassette 22 years ago mark an important point in the Estonian alternative pop music tradition. It’s a historical document representing a brave contact with worldwide atmospheric music trends.
The vinyl has been mastered by Bizarre’s base player and now a valued producer and sound wizard Lauri Liivak. It can be preordered via Seksound Bandcamp page here and Darla Records home page here.
The official release of the LP is February 15th!