Posted: December 29, 2017 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Along with Martin Rev, who was his companion in the pioneering New York synth duo Suicide, Alan Vega was a visionary artist who saw the future, then helped create it.  When he sadly passed away last year, at the age of 78, he was working on his first solo album since 2007’s neglected Station. And it transpires his last album, more political than personal, is an indisputable career highlight. “DTM” is a fiercely looping surge of electronics with Vega’s unmistakable vocals riding them with tense determination. “Motorcycle Explodes” sees Vega’s lyrics veering between the cautionary and the celebratory as a clangorous Throbbing Gristle-style electro-rhythm roils beneath.  As final statements go, this is pretty special album.


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