Fans of slick female fronted synth wave should enjoy this unknown album that comes out of Seattle, WA. The band was a husband / wife duo with Janet Halvorson handling vocals, keyboards and Roger Halvorson on more keyboards, bass and OX programming. At first glance, one might think it’s some lame new age soundtrack from the looks of the under-whelming album jacket artwork, but not the case here… Their sound takes a more commercial approach in the vein of Berlin and Missing Persons - - providing a mix of up-tempo synth driven danceable beats augmented with melancholic mid paced tunes to round things out.
The infectious lead off “Heaven” sounds like a perfect mix of Dale Bozzio on vocals and a John Crawford Berlin synth pop production. Further into the LP it sounds like Terri Nunn’s twin sister takes over on vocals….The songs “Don’t Make Me Move” and “Dancing With You” could have been taken from the Berlin “Love Life” album sessions …This is an LP that I acquired many years ago and recently saw it for sale on eBAY, which prompted me to pull it out and throw it up on the turntable. …Being a fan of female led synth bands, this one will definitely get more spins in the near future…
If you’re looking for an obscure alternative to the more popular outings by the aforementioned groups - look no further…Out of print private pressing via Woodmont Records, Seattle, WA.
SIDE ONE heaven dancing with you a child’s song in the winter
SIDE TWO the question junior executive don’t make me move water from the moon
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