Lonelyklown – Everything I Try To Do Is Wrong

Track of the Day (17 May 2022)

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Dave Baker has made some magnificent music in his time. Whether as part of I Start Counting, Fortran 5 or Komputer, Baker’s compositional skills and plaintive vocals have been melded to great effect. ISC should have been the next Depeche Mode, but the band’s commercial fortunes never measured up to their minor key expressionism. Like Fad Gadget, their influence is frustratingly greater than their sales records would suggest.

Thankfully, Baker is still making striking material. This track, which comes remixed by Roi from Mechanical Cabaret, is a touching, piano- and oscillator-led effort. It has all of the hallmarks of Baker’s best work, which–to borrow from Bananarama–is really saying something.

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