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LP / Medical Records / 2013
lim. edition 650 copies
Medical Records in collaboration with Crispy Nuggets blog (crispynuggets.blogspot.com)
is proud to present a compilation/reissue of the rare 4 song EP by
Near Paris released in 1985 + 7 unreleased/unheard songs recorded during
the same time. Near Paris hailed from Columbus, Ohio and was composed
of Gerald F. Nelson and Dana Riashi. Gerald and Dana (in addition to
Robert Crise) had previously made up the band Post Industrial Noise
before they disbanded in 1983. By 1985, Near Paris were quite popular
in the Columbus music scene and had opened for such bands as Section 25.
They made a name for themselves as Columbus’ only synth-driven pop duo
and even won several local awards. They often played in art galleries
as well as worked on original scores for local dance troupes and other
art-related endeavors. They band released one long out of print 12” EP
which is included on this LP. The EP contains excellent new wave tracks
such as “Visions” and “Ceiling” The 7 unreleased tracks (hand-picked by
Gerald and Dana) follow the same style of deep/moody club-based
synthpop and were culled from cassettes which were restored and
remastered specially for this vinyl release with outstanding end
results. Other standout tracks from the unreleased numbers include
“Walk Like A Man” and “Everything Will Change”. Sadly, just prior to
completion of this project, Gerald passed away in October of 2012. This
LP will appeal to fans of early/mid 80s synth/new wave. Presented on
180gram oxblood opaque high-quality vinyl in a limited edition of 650
copies. Bonus insert included as well with bio/pics of Near Paris and
memorial to late member Gerald F. Nelson.