VIVA! – A Rainbow At The Edge Of The Shadow LP (1987)
Here’s the fourth and final LP installment by VIVA!....Formed in Sweden, Viva were known for their moody new wave sound with post punk leanings. On this last effort, the band creates a more gloomy darkwave inspired atmosphere around eight diverse songs. From high gear momentum driven melodies in “Remain (In Real Life)” and “Exception” to the creeping solitude of “This Story” and “Sweet Silence”, VIVA! keeps the listener engaged and wanting more. Every song stands on its own.
You can find their first two LPs, which are in their native language at denkonkretakniven blogspot. The third and highly recommended album “Dreams Be Quiet!” can be found over at one of the best post punk blogs on the web - PhoenixHairpins. If you’re a fan of post punk, darkwave and the like, this 4th album is worth the effort and time to track down… Out of print private pressing via Art-For-Art Records.
A1 Where Do We Go From Here?
A2 Remain (In Real Life)
A4 This Story
B2 The Turning Point
B3 Phantom Ship
B4 Sweet Silence
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