Konrad - Evil (LP + 7")
Picture a synchronicity-fixated young dreamer trying to talk his way into Studio 54 to speak with the DJ. The album under his arm is an odd-looking collection of bedroom electropop simply titled Evil. Every now and then the club lets him in, but the album goes unheard, and Konrad disappears into the night. A mystery for 25 years, Evil gradually garnered cult status. And then Konrad unexpectedly reveals himself as Barry Konarik living in Idaho in the comment section of a Waxidermy post. Here's his number, give him a call. Konverts jam the line for the rest of the day, but questions remain. What's with the cloak? How did such lofty ideas emerge from the crime-infested Queens of the early 80s? And why does Konarik, who was adopted, have two birth certificates? One thing is certain; there has never been and never will be another Evil. Outsider, visionary, lunatic; the standard tags are inadequate -- and nothing could prepare you for how addictively fun this record is. Direct from the original master tapes, this long overdue new edition features high quality Stoughton tip-on covers and, for the first 1,000 copies only, a bonus 45 with three more tracks including 'Ethereal Sequence,' a cosmic theme song for the recently-reactivated label of the same name. The return of Konrad is an event not to be missed.
Reissue by Yoga Records
LP reissue comes with a bonus 7"