Arvo – Bikini / So Deep (two cuts from the Australia's ** synth pop
For its second release, Strangelove resurrects two cuts from the Australian cult synth pop duo, ARVO's, much-mythologised 1984 album "Luna". Having spent time in Europe and with heads & heartsfull of the continent's synth-pop movements, Deborah Gray and Roy Nicolson each returned Down-under to discovera doggedly rock orientated landscape. Finding solace in Roy's studio and inspired by their musical O.E.'s, the ARVO concept was formed and an album took shape. A glamorous visual/electronic opus, major label misjudgment and local bewilderment left 'Luna' to unjustly slip under the radar. Rescued here, "Bikini" channels an Ipanema electronic vibe, nostalgically recalling Antipodean beach culture while the synthetic undercurrents of"So Deep" reflect on the nature of our dreams. Also presented is a reimagined "So Deep'' instrumental from Australia's synth pop scholar-in-chief Hysteric, while French M.O.T.M. Shelter tailors Bikini into an excursion version.
Label: Strangelove Music