Thursday, November 4, 2010

TVD's Obscure Alternatives

It's our Thursday flashback, culled from the rare and (ultra) obscure crates of 80’s vinyl, curated by our pal Gil:

Fabel – Songs Of The Spheres
This obscure indie LP was conceived by the New York based brother duo of Nick and Ron DiFabbio in the mid 80’s. Both of these guys were very talented in the engineering, production and mixing side of the music business. They also had a penchant for the instrumentation as each one plays keyboards, guitars and programs sound effects.

Suffice it to say, these talented brothers were all over this alternative new wave rock album and made the right choice to break out from behind the production and mixing shadows. The band played at a variety of local New York City clubs, but was never able to garner a national audience.

Side One displays a reserved anthem like approach to the songs with soaring programmed arrangements and studio shine. Side Two pushes the envelope into more experimental territory and the brothers seem to let their hair down to tell you how they really feel about creating music.

There are major tempo changes, lyrical shifts and a driving edge to many of the songs….Check out the escalating sounds of “Raising Hell To Heaven” ….the synth induced “Sign Of The Times”....and the urgency of “Bleed The People”…. This first and believed only album was independently pressed and distributed via Brontosaurus Records, New York.

Fabel - Bleed The People (Mp3)
Fabel - Raising Hell To Heaven (Mp3)
Fabel - Sign Of The Times (Mp3)

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