LowLife #13 - 1988

A.C. Marias
"Time Was" b/w "Some Thing"
(Mute 12")

This new 12" features an ex-member of Magazine, a member of Wire, a completely Immortal Soul, and unfortunately A.C. Marias. Her vocals damage the brutal guitar work contributed by Rowland to the A-side. The B-side is more in line with some of her other releases, a very electronic Wire type sound, courtesy of Bruce Gilbert, laid back rather than dance-charged. With better vocals, this would be more enjoyable. As it is, it is all right and definitely one of the better new 12" I've heard in awhile. (from 429 Harrow Rd, London, U.K., W10 4RE)

- J.K.