VAZZ : CLOUD OVER MAROMA [ STROOM 〰 ]
Catalogue : STROOM 〰 / STRLP-030
Format : LP, Compilation
Condition : New
Country : Belgium
Released : 2019
Genre : New Wave, Synth Pop
For the uninitiated, Vazz was a post-punk era new wave duo briefly active in the mid 1980s. They first broke through while residents of their native Glasgow, but later moved East to Edinburgh and stripped back their sound to little more than haunting piano (courtesy of the pair's musical maestro Hugh Small) and the distinctive lyrics and vocals of Anna Howson. This excellent primer offers a neat introduction to the pair's best moments between 1982 and '87, drawing on both of their distinct periods and including such highlights as the wonderfully dreamy title track, the buzzing post-punk pop of "Flute Dance", the dubbed-out heaviness of "Cast Reflections" and the unfussy piano bliss of "Star Chamber".