- Ultrissima on the Junk's Moon
- Artist: STABAT STABLE
- Format: LP
- Release Date:2/19/2016
The work of an incredible, idiosyncratic, and obscure early-'80s French futurist DIY project lead by Jean-Luc Aime (Univers Zero), this feature-length album of elusive recordings from rare vinyl and cassette co-op releases (collected as the first-ever LP of the project) represents the bone fide axis point where zeuhl-skool meets synthpop, dark ambient, and early electro. A lost art-ifact from a micro-genre in which ZED, Eskaton, and Heldon share outernational tape space with Vox Populi!, The Normal, Colin Potter, and Luc Marianni, this work occupies a unique place on the shelves of fans of early DIY electro and post-punk, while ticking the boxes of '80s VHS OST enthusiasts and followers of the growing interest in European cassette zine projects. These melodic, macabre pieces fuse multi-track cassette experiments with homemade special effects from the hand of an accomplished multi-instrumentalist working on the outer reaches of disenfranchised progressive pop and reluctant techno, defining then deconstructing genres that have yet to exist. Stabat Stable were fueled by futurist gothic imagery and operated on a plane parallel to their European and American contemporaries; there are few artists like them, and virtually none more enigmatic. This benchmark record is the first signpost to a darker part of your musical want-list, as the invisible glue for fans of the aforementioned anti-genres. File under Not Yet.