Audio CD (7 Mar 2011) Number of Discs: 1 Label: Proper Records Genre: Syntpop
Blancmange - Blanc Burn (Proper) Missing-in-action for twenty-five-odd years, Neil Arthur and Stephen Luscombe (Blancmange) return with an album that sounds remarkably like classic Blancmange. Arthur's Lancastrian brogue remains central to their anomalous electronic pop style, and brings both an earthy realism and an indisputable identity to the proceedings. He's also brought some excellent songs with him. Both "The Western" and "By The Bus Stop @ Woolies" wouldn't have sounded out of place on 1982's "Happy Families" collection and "I'm Having A Coffee" is as wonderfully mundane as the title suggests; as is "Don't Forget Your Teeth".
When it looks as if they're going to get all popstar and celebrity girlfriend on our behinds, it's marginally disappointing to discover that the uncharacteristically titled "Stardiddler" (title changed to save Amazon's blushes) isn't even remotely connected to the Rolling Stones' "Star Star". Apart from that minor frustration, it's all good.
1. By The Bus Stop @ Woolies 03.37 2. Drive Me 04.15 3. Ultraviolent 03.37 4. The Western 03.40 5. Radio Therapy 04.35 6. Probably Nothing 05.27 7. I'm Having A Coffee 03.54 8. Don't Let These Days 04.20 9. WDYF 04.32 10. Don't Forget Your Teeth 04.12 11. Starfucker 04.41
Exact Audio Copy V1.0 beta 2 from 29. April 2011
EAC extraction logfile from 28. June 2011, 22:42
Blancmange / Blanc Burn
Used drive : HL-DT-STDVD-RAM GH22NP20 Adapter: 0 ID: 0
Read mode : Secure Utilize accurate stream : Yes Defeat audio cache : Yes Make use of C2 pointers : No
Read offset correction : 102 Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes Used interface : Installed external ASPI interface
Used output format : Internal WAV Routines Sample format : 44.100 Hz; 16 Bit; Stereo
Peak level 100.0 % Extraction speed 2.8 X Range quality 100.0 % Copy CRC 7DA41313 Copy OK
No errors occurred
Track 1 not present in database Track 2 not present in database Track 3 not present in database Track 4 not present in database Track 5 not present in database Track 6 not present in database Track 7 not present in database Track 8 not present in database Track 9 not present in database Track 10 not present in database Track 11 not present in database
None of the tracks are present in the AccurateRip database