Solid Space are made up of Maf Vosburgh and Dan Goldstein who combine acoustic guitar with an 80’s wave sound. This tune comes from a cassette they released in 1982 that comprises all the music they made up to that point. It has that bootleg quality – shared by many of the minimal wave gems unearthed by the tireless Veronica Vasicka (who put me onto this one) – that lends it a simple charm. The bright guitar contrasts nicely with the melancholy vocals and the fuzzy drums, the only other element is a squelchy shimmering synth lead and it really doesn’t need anything else.
“we didn’t know they’d be hostile, we didn’t really care.”