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Zimmerkampf (Go!) 1982
Alibis EP (Can. Nettwerk) 1985

On Zimmerkampf ("room fight" ???), this Canadian quartet plays slick, wide-scren synthesizer dance rock. The combination of strong singer Madeleine Morris (who sounds like Annie Haslam of Renaissance), diverse guitar styles and guest violin yields a lush, pulsing fabric of attractive (if unchallenging) sound. Despite arty lyrical and vocal pretensions, the music is thoroughly likable, thanks to the group's strong grip on song structure and slow-moving melodies.

[Ira Robbins]