Occidental White - Progress Through Research / Should I Care 7"
Two minimal synth-pop pearls first released on the compilation “Walkin’ After Midnight” in 1982. They're in the same vein as early 80’s singles by Carol (Breakdown) and Rive Gauche (Friends Are Friends). Both tracks on the 7” are a delightful proof of the lively and creative music scene in Brussels during the early eighties, supported by labels such as Factory Benelux and Les Disques Crépuscule and the famous venue Plan K.
Occidental White was founded at same time as Kaa Antilope, the extraordinary new wave band founded by Bernard Vranckx and Frédéric Walheer. Bernadette was the additional member and took care of the vocal part. The idea was to do 'pop' songs inspired by occidental white culture, which was the opposite to Kaa Antilope which was more focused on outside inspiration.
A Progress Through Research 4:14
B Should I Care 3:34
° Artwork by Atelier Brenda
° Edition of 300 copies