Luxus- Smiling Daughters 7”

Here’s a 7” recommended highly by a few collectors out there.  This one hails from 1982 and features a dirgey, drum heavy minimal synth sound very similar to Pink Industry (with vocals that sound like a pitched down/drugged out Bowie or John Foxx) on the a-side.  The B-side is a little more new wave-y by definition, but still a great listen.  Fans of Fallout Club may like this one as well.

This is the band’s second single on Stork Records.   I only have the A-side of that at 128, but if someone has this one and can rip both sides, feel free to chime in!  EDIT: Soul brotha Nick over at Crispy Nuggets just exhumed the first 7”, so head on over there to grab it.

Chuck from the band chimed in recently and had this to say about this excellent slice of synth goodness:

Recorded in a basement on a Dokordor Open Reel 4 track on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio. I know this because I played bass, some keys, and audio manipulations. Smiling Daughters took months to record, I’m So Confused(I’m A Mess) took a weekend.

You heard it from the source, kids!

Luxus- Bent to Scale 7”
1. Smiling Daughters
2. I’m So Confused (I’m In A Mess)

*download it here*

7 Responses to “Luxus- Smiling Daughters 7””

  1. Thank you.Rarities.

  2. erreur_fatale Says:

    nice one.thx

  3. super great blog bro! thank you so much and hve a nice summer

  4. Wow, so cool to see this on here. I work at a local radio station in Cleveland, OH. I think Luxus are from here actually, we have those 7″s in our collection. I will take a look and see if I can provide anything missing!

  5. Recorded in a basement on a Dokordor Open Reel 4 track on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio. I know this because I played bass, some keys, and audio manipulations. Smiling Daughters took months to record, I’m So Confused(I’m A Mess) took a weekend

  6. “Bent to scale” is not part of the artist’s name. It’s the single’s name (if an album can have a title so can a single). I know this because I mastered both Luxus singles. The group brought their mixes over to my home studio after it was mixed from the 4 track Dokordor and had me E.Q. it and make a half-track stereo master that was sent to the pressing plant.

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