Honest songwriting and a harsh sonic backdrop set them apart from their peers. Songs are manic and twisted, pervaded with haunting subterranean atmospheres. They are a homegrown electronic garage band that sit alongside their contemporaries Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire and Public Image Limited.
This deluxe 2xLP edition features the complete recorded output of Second Layer plus 5 unreleased demos from Please be aware that due to the global pandemic, some delivery services may be experiencing a slight delay! They pioneered the use of drum machines and mixed machine based soundscape with more human elements created a sound ahead of its time.
After releasing a couple of singles in and they released World of Rubber on Cherry Red in A beautiful, hard and emotional record. It contained many of the same elements as The Sound , not much of a surprise considering the line up, but the machine element gives it a very different sound. The Album has never been on CD and the vinyl is very hard to track down. In Bits. Save Our Souls. Underneath The Gloss. Japanese Headset. Black Flowers.
Posted by AJ on Wednesday, February 26, Anonymous 27 February at AJ 2 March at Anonymous 2 March atThe first thing that's noticeable on listening to World Of Rubber is how utterly different the sound and aesthetic of Second Layer is compared to that of The Sound. While The Sound had songs of gloomy introspection and a sweeping romanticism, Second Layer strips all of that away, leaving in its place a monochrome worldview morbidly obsessed.