Kuruki - TV Scape LP
With their first single “Crocodile Tears” they almost conquered the world, but instead of repeating the same old trick endlessly, they maintained their personality & made this stunning synthpop based classic album. During the past 30 years Kuruki’s first and only full LP “TV Scape” could only be found in record collection of collectors with a preference for minimal synth & synth-pop. Untill Now.
Kuruki was a Belgian minimal synth-pop band project spearheaded by Ghent-based musician Gerry D’Haeyer and Alain Bureau. The band was founded early 1980’s and shortly after it’s conception a first release was recorded. The single “Crocodile tears” immediately hit the charts and became a hit.
Afterwards the band released 12 inches including maxi single “Such a liar”. After intensive touring a new single “Just a cat” was spawned in 1983. As a live band at that time Alan Gevaert, from dEUS, and Chris Whitley joined them. Live, Kuruki put down a mysterious act, with a lot of colour & show elements.
In 1984 The final release Tv Scape, a full LP, was released. On this record the last pieces of the puzzle fitted together. On an accurately crafted structure of frivolous minimal electronics Sally Joy & Monsieur Tic sang about an era wherein alienation & mass consumption are an everyday routine & television offers the ideal escape. TV (e)Scape.
Edition of 500.
A1 Kleenex 3:13
A2 Shake Your Libido 3:44
A3 1'15 1:15
A4 Souvenir Souvenir (Part 1) 3:54
A5 Souvenir Souvenir (Part 2) 1:52
A6 TV Scape 2:24
B1 French Beat 3:32
B2 Photograph Sam 2:47
B3 Here Comes The Rest 5:38
B4 Boys Of Fashion Magazines 3:56
B5 Little Piece Of Love 2:30