Onderstroom presents Box, a compilation of early material by Siglo XX. In 1978 a few friends started rehearsing and playing music together in a garage in Genk, an industrial and former mining town in Belgium. Under the influence of the punk spirit coming from England, they wanted to make their music that expressed their feelings, emotions and views on society. Technical skills on musical instruments were only required to a lesser extent. In 1980 their debut 7" The Naked And The Death was released on their own independent label Straatlawaai Records. This single was followed by the release of a self-titled cassette in 1982. Shortly after they signed to Antler Records; this was the most important and prolific era of their existence. In the time span of a few years the band released two EPs and one mini-album: The Art Of War (1982), Answer (1983) and Dreams Of Pleasure (1983), containing 13 songs, which constitute the heart and soul of their oeuvre, which lingered between cold wave, new wave and post punk. Highly recommended.