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Gin Devo – Surface | Review by Peek-a-Boo magazine

Emotions … surrounded by ice, concrete, steel … gently flowing liquids. Emotion in motion. Instrumental almost-inertia, slow and impressive. A futuristic, sunken, dense, metropolitan environment emerges, cold and desolate. A continuous flow of feelings embraces you … emptiness, loneliness, depth, completeness, stillness, tranquility … The soundscapes on “Surface” are contemporary timeless and are offering a monumental platform for thought and introspection, showing you what lies hidden beneath your own, private “Surface”./?

The tracks on this album were recorded in 1988 and 1989. They served as endless loops at the Antwerp art exhibitions “Fabrik 88” and “Metro 89”, that took place in an old, abandoned ice factory and unused concrete tunnels of the Antwerp metro network. Several artists used the “Surface”-tracks to support their visual works. The name Gin Devo doesn’t ring a bell? Vomito Negro, Devo’s band probably does!

“Surface” is a strong peace of conceptual art, very accessible and offering added value to its surroundings, then, in 1988 and 1989, and still! Limited to 500 copies.

Another “tour de force” by EK Product: FEEL THE ART!

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