Plague of Years (Songs and Instrumentals 1980​-​2006)

by Eyeless in Gaza

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performed by Martyn Bates and Peter Becker.

"One of the great bands that emerged post punk...They were truly unique.... I still love them..."
Alan Mc Gee / Creation

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released January 13, 2017

Leading our fall season will be these two long-awaited collections. One is devoted to Martyn Bates and offers a retrospective of his whole career, now going on for more than 20 years, including his collaborations outside Eyeless in Gaza. The other collection is a similar retrospective focusing on Eyeless in Gaza (Martyn Bates + Peter Becker).

This CD deals with two sides of the group. First is its deeply lyrical vein, with summits like See Red and Lights of April, tracks that have almost never been included on "best-of" projects, despite the fact that they represent some of the most moving songs these musicians ever wrote. This collection also explores the group's more adventurous side through a number of instrumental pieces. This aspect of their output is little known and often neglected, even though it was there from their very beginnings. These two combining currents, where experimentation precedes lyricism (and the other way around), turn this album into a truly new way of (re)discovering Eyeless in Gaza. This unique architecture creates the impression that each side strengthens the other one's presence. Probably for the first time ever, the 21 tracks so redistributed provide the band with irrefutable arguments toward its rebirth. Yes, Eyeless in Gaza is one of the most underrated groups. Let us hope these two CD siblings finally set the record straight. In this world of ours, will integrity finally pay off?

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