You can probably already tell by the cover of this record that this is an Italians Do It Better release. Johnny Jewel has been able to craft a certain aesthetic that simply cannot be replicated by his anachronistic compatriots. He’s got his hands in numerous projects – Chromatics, Glass Candy, and Symmetry. All of these arouse the time of the 80s, with its seedy synthesizers and use primitive drum machines and atmosphere Jewel and company create with adept use of cover art and theming. Italians Do It Better decided to re-issue this out-of-print album yesterday and if you go to the site right now, you’ll see that there’s only 200+ copies left. To say these are flying fast is an understatement. I’d be surprised if this album lasts through tomorrow. Look at that cheap price too – it’s only $5. Even if you don’t like this, it might be a good idea to grab as a gift for a friend’s birthday or just for the heck of it. Check out a few songs from Symmetry (one of which features Ruth Radelet) below and see what you think of them. Cheers!

The Details

Edition Of 1500
Pressed On Ultra Clear Vinyl
Track Listing

1. Recurring Dream
2. The Messenger
3. Vanishing Point
4. Carousel
5. Waiting Room
6. Uptown Rain
7. Thicker Than Blood
8. Roulette
9. Lost In Time
10. Tunnel Vision
11. Surface Control
12. The Dancer
13. The Hunt

Price $5

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