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tranquil eyes - fact & fiction (12inch vinyl lp)


ARTIST // tranquil eyes
LABEL // onderstroom (be)
CAT // os034lp


OnderStroom present the second Tranquil Eyes album Fact & Fiction, delivering poignant and exciting synth-wave songs, drenched in an eternal '80s feel, well-crafted and complete. Tranquil Eyes is a Dutch minimal synth band formed in 1982. Lex Grauwen and Paul Oosterbaan had worked together for about eight years before they formed Tranquil Eyes. They decided to turn their back to stage performances and started experimenting with home-taping. Using an array of electronics, they recorded a great amount of songs and made a fine selection on Walks, their first and only release (1985). After digging into the archives, with a lot of restoring, recording and re-mastering, there's Fact & Fiction. The album is an extension of Walks, both in genre and in spirit. Comprising a selection of lost tracks, compilation-only releases, unreleased songs, and even two newly recorded songs, Fact & Fiction gives a great view on the band's musical abilities and influences over the years. For fans of League Of Nations, Oppenheimer Analysis, and Ensemble Pittoresque.