B.C. GILBERT & G. LEWIS : Ends With The Sea 7" (1981)
In the interests of balance (or something), here's a little more post-Wire fallout, from Bruce Gilbert & Graham Lewis this time. Released on 4AD in April 1981, it's interesting to see the all-too-evident conceptual division between the 2 factions of Wire when comparing "Ends With The Sea" with the previous 7" I posted, Colin Newman's comparatively commercial "We Means We Starts". That said, "Ends With The Sea" is one of Lewis & Gilbert's least alienating releases from their early 80s period but - & we might as well concede this from the off - it was never likely to set the Top 40 alight, was it? In essence: further exploratory, loop-based, almost Eastern-sounding processed / percussive music along the lines of their 3R4 album (another 4AD obscurity), or their earlier Cupol 12" (ditto), all of who's trajectories hurtled out of the controlled chaos of Document & Eyewitness with remarkable velocity. Just like Newman's first few post-Wire releases actually, but in an entirely different direction - towards Dome, in fact.
N.B. I couldn't find any decent L/G pics but René Magritte does the job rather nicely I think?