VISITORS - Poet's End LP
VISITORS’ twitchy guitars, rattletrap electronics, discordant grooves, and droning vocals are perfectly emblematic of the era, but this was also a group with great songs. Though they dressed down in eerie minimalism, the quartet had a knack for melody and musicality. From the scorching “Electric Heat” to the static dance of “Our Glass”, PIL-style propulsion of “Compatibility” and Wire-y claustrophobia of “Pattern”, these could all be cult classics. Alongside themes of paranoia and unrequited love, the band’s signature moment might be the insistent seven-minute anthem “Poet’s End” or the creeping horror of “Visitors” (ending with a shouted warning of “footsteps coming towards your door!”).
Thankfully we now have Poet’s End, a VISITORS compilation which includes all previously released VISITORS singles and 4 previously unreleased tracks. Poet's Endwill be released on May 8th, 2016." - Jesse Locke, MRR