Tiny Global Productions - Gist, The - Holding Pattern LP

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As Young Marble Giants imploded, Stuart Moxham started The Gist, a group more theoretical than real. Members included Vivien Goldman, members of This Heat, Swell Maps, Essential Logic, and various Cardiff pals. One song, "Love At First Sight", led to a French hit by Etienne Daho and a shoegaze version by Lush. Three singles and an album, Embrace The Herd (1982), were released and performed well. The Gist was an attempt to create another sonic world, influenced by travel, Eno, and dub. It was perplexing, and years passed before its originality was revered. An extensive trawl through miles of recording tape resulted in the discovery of hundreds of recordings of an unusually high standard. The first fruit of this archaeology is Holding Pattern, an unreleased album that is bolstered by a closer adherence to pop song structure by The Gist which might have been Stuart's follow-up to Colossal Youth (1980), instead of the strange choice of the more tentative Embrace The Herd.
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