Cleaners From Venus - Under Wartime Conditions
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Captured Tracks Records - "Available for the first time on vinyl, ‘In the Golden Autumn’ is a product of founding member Martin Newell and fellow kitchen porter, Martin Chapman. This is the first record in the “Vol.2” batch of formerly cassette-only reissues that have been remastered for a long overdue vinyl release. This legendary lo-fi band, which continues to be highly influential as evident in the critical claim of the first three records from the band, released in spring of 2011.Martin Newell, who formed the legendary lo-fi band Cleaners From Venus in the small town of Wivenhoe, England began work on ‘In the GoldenAutumn’ in the warm early spring of 1983. One of Newell’s chief problems at this time, apart from constant money shortages, was finding musical collaborators who shared his own skewed pop vision. The absolute opposite of a musical perfectionist, the founder Cleaner believed that great pop was to be had by doing things quickly, in slapdash fashion and by ‘fumbling around in the dark in search of happy accidents.’ Liner notes explaining the time and place are written by Newell himself, giving some insight into each song."