04 August 2021

ESP SUMMER Esp Summer 1996




Artist Biography by Andy Kellman

A short-lived studio-based project, ESP Summer gave the pop underground one dazzling LP in 1994 and was never heard from again. Much like the pairing of Brian Eno and David Byrne in the early '80s, Warren Defever (His Name Is Alive) and Ian Masters (Pale Saints) made for an alignment of talented studio eccentrics of the time. Their excellent eponymous release was originally issued on cassette through Defever's Time Stereo outlet, but was thankfully issued on disc over a year later on Perdition Plastics. A minimal, scatterbrained effort, ESP Summer's dreamy acoustics made for one of the decade's unrecognized gems and was certainly deserving of the high regard of His Name Is Alive and the Pale Saints' best works.



1 Sticky Sun
2 Web Of Dream
3 Great Eye Is Simple Eye
4 More Water
5 Golden Heart Of The Year
6 Land Of 102°
7 Your Hands
8 On You
9 Splinters
10 Last Time Hand
11 When Leaves Are Gone
12 No June

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