Twice a Man- Observations From a Borderland 12”

Twice a Man is a Swedish synth project, formed in 1981 as an offshoot of Cosmic Overdose. The band primarily consists of members Karl Gasleben and Dan Söderqvist (with early contributions by Lars Falk) and has remained intact over nearly three decades. While most of their contemporaries made an ephemeral splash, Twice a Man has remained together since their inception, continuously recording and releasing records, with plans to release their sixteenth full-length this year.

On top of their pioneering synth work, Twice a Man has also had their hands in seven theatre productions throughout Europe and have scored three films with a variety of collaborators. The band still gigs in Europe on occasion.

For the downloading, here’s Twice a Man’s first 12” single for ‘Observations from a Borderland’, released shortly after their debut record Music for Girls. The single dates back to 1983, and while the a-side features a more atmospheric approach, the second is a straight-up synth-pop gem:

Twice a Man- Observations From a Borderland 12”
1. Observations From a Borderland
2. Fear

*download it here*

and here’s concert footage of the band performing ‘Observations from a Borderland’ in 1984:

for more information on the band’s sprawling discography, including information on how to get your hands on some of it:

discography

Twice a Man’s official site

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