Κυριακή, 19 Φεβρουαρίου 2012

A Split Second - Mambo Witch (1988)

   
 A Split-Second was a Belgian electronic body music band. The duo — Marc Ickx and Peter Bonne (under the artist name Chrismar Chayell) — were active from their debut in 1986 until they split up in 1991, and A Split-Second continued as an Ickx solo project.

   After signing to Antler Records, A Split-Second made their debut in 1986 with the single, "Flesh". It was followed the next year by another single, "Rigor Mortis", and the album Ballistic Statues.

In 1988, they were signed to the american label Wax Trax! Records, and released the albums A Split-Second and From The Inside in the US. The singles "Rigor Mortis", "Mambo Witch" and "Colosseum Crash" (featuring guest vocals by Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra) were also chart-topping hits. New members Fedjean Venvelt (guitars) and Peter Boone (keyboards) joined the band for their first US tour.


    Their 1990 album, Kiss of Fury, featured the track "The Parallax View", which was also a successful single and   saw the band moving towards more of a guitar-based sound. Nico Mansy (keyboards) joined the band for their second US tour. "Flesh" peaked in the UK singles chart at #68 in December 1991.


  In 1991, Bonne became involved in a side project, Wasteland, which soon became more important for him than A Split-Second. The duo split up, with Ickx continuing A Split-Second as a solo project. Another album, Vengeance, was released in 1995.

Mambo Witch is a hit from 1988 and it's one of their best moments. A classic industrial in 3 different versions and you really can't tell wich is the best.

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