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Martin Rev
1980
Lust/Unlust - Infidelity # JMB228

Martin Rev

2013
Superior Viaduct  #SV012 

First Solo LP, practically at the same time as the first "rockabilly" one by Alan Vega (the cover mentions the year 1979, while 1980 appears on the disc). It's 'electronic' music, calm but not serene. Martin Rev 'sings' only on one track: " Baby O Baby ".

Mari Temptation
Baby o Baby Jomo
Nineteen 86 Asia

Martin Rev - Vocals, Synthesizer, Keyboards
produced by Martin Rev and Charles Ball - Recorded at Sorcerer Sound, NYC

Reissued on vinyl in 2013 by Superior Viaduct , USA (same sleeve, same tracks)

Marvel
1997
Daft recs, Belg. # D1012

Marvel

The first 6 tracks are taken from his very first solo LP (1980, Lust/Unlust). As for the others LPs, the art work for the cover was made by Marev.

1. Mari - 4.25
2. Baby O Baby - 4.47
3. Nineteen 86 - 4.35
4. Temptation - 7.18
5. Jomo - 4.40
6. Asia - 4.00
7. Coal Train - 5.28 *
8. Marvel - 12.50 *

All songs written & performed by Martin Rev
tracks 1-6,
produced by Charles Ball and Martin Rev, recorded at Sorcerer Sound Studios, NYC, 1980
tracks 7-8, produced by Charles Ball, recorded at Minot studios, White Plains, New York 1991
front cover painting by Marev

Martin Rev
2002
Roir (USA) # RUSCD8279

Martin Rev, RoiR reissue

Roir re relased 2002 as a CD with 5 new tracks :

1. Mari (4:25)
2. Baby o Baby (4:47)
3. Nineteen 86 (4:35)
4. Temptation (7:18)
5. Jomo (4:40)
6. Asia (4:00)
7. Coal Train * (5:28)
8. Marvel * (12:50)
9. 5 To 5 ** (2:00)
10. Wes ** (4:16)
11. Daydreams ** (5:22)
Tracks 1-6 originally appeared on vinyl (Lust/Unlust Records 1980) * 7 & 8 are the added tracks to Daft Records "Marvel"
** 9, 10 & 11 are exclusive to this release & have never been issued before
All songs written & performed by Martin Rev. All compositions produced by Charles Ball & Martin Rev
Liner Notes by Steve Barker (The Wire UK)

Look at press release info

Clouds of Glory
1985
New Rose, Fr. ROSE52

Martin Rev, Clouds of Glory (New Rose)

1996:
CD Red Star (USA) # RS 7002-2
CD Demon / Mau Mau (UK) # 648

Initially released in France, by New Rose (clear red vinyl). Marty Thau -the omnipresent one- acted/helped as coproducer.

Rocking Horse - 5:35
Parade - 6:34
Whisper - 4:00
Rodeo - 6:30
Metatron - 6:15
Clouds of Glory - 6:20
Red Star CD reissue (one extra track and diff.order)
Rodeo - 6:28
Clouds of Glory - 6:31
Metatron - 6:13
Whisper - 3:15
Rocking Horse - 5:36
Parade - 6:23
Island - 6:27

all songs composed and performed by Martin Rev
produit par Marty Thau et Martin Rev
recorded in 1981 at House of Music studios and Blank Tapes

Martin Rev, Clouds of Glory (Red Star)Martin Rev, Clouds of Glory (Demon)

Cheyenne
1991
Alive recs - CD0002
Marilyn - FM1006

Martin Rev, Cheyenne

released on Red Star / Alive records:
Martin Rev, Cheyenne

Issued by Alive as limited version, therefor very difficult to find, but its tracks can be bought/ downloaded directly from the site of martinrev.com

Wings of the Wind Buckeye
Red Sierra Little Rock
Dakota Prairie Star
Cheyenne Mustang
River of Tears  

Martin Rev - Synthesizer, Keyboards
tracks 2-6- & 8-9 produced by Ric Ocasek - recorded at Power Studios NYC 1980
tracks 1 & 7 produced by Martin Rev - recorded at Czarist Productions NYC 1990

Cheyenne
2007
Mind Expansion recs - ME-2009

Martin Rev, Cheyenne 2007

Re-issued (available Jan.2007) with 3 bonus tracks

The new re-issue of "Cheyenne" features 3 bonus tracks that are out of this world. Can you tell us a little about them?
REV: The first bonus track Pony, was written on a western theme I was playing with while doing some tracks with Charles Ball, who produced my first Album on his Lust/Unlust Records. We had run into each other years after that album was made, and he wanted me to go back into the studio with him and just record. We did a bunch of stuff, some of which came out on the CD version of that first album.
Durango was played in one take at Ric's studio while working on Suicide's Why B Blue album. It was totally improvised off of the basic riff.
Coyote was sometlhing I cut while recording tracks on my own in a studio in NY called Czarist Productions. It's from the same sessions that produced Little Rock and Wings of the Wind


What equipment did you use recording the "cheyenne" album?
REV: Equiptment used included the Prophet 5, Roland Compu Rythm CR 78, and a Kurzweil module on some tracks like Coyote and Wings.

See Me Ridin'
1996
Roir - RUSCD 8220

Martin Rev, See Me Ridin'

Very good LP, that some critics even qualified as minimalist pop power (what a program!). The sound of the synthetizers -electronics but not techno -, the melodies, his manner of singing / speaking, gives him kind of eccentric / forwarded image, especially when you remember the wall of sound of Suicide. Roir said about this disc: "When you listen to Martin Rev's new "See Me Ridin'" think: David Lynch, Buddy Holly, Chet Baker, Phil Spector, Bubble Gum Rock, Teen Rock, Pop Rock, Power Pop, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Mr. Rogers, Dr. Suess, Retro-Nuevo, Guided By Voices, Sebadoh, Legendary Pink Dots!". I would also evoque Tati, another nice wacky guy.

1.See Me Ridin'
2. Pillars
3. I Heard Your Name
4. No One Knows
5. Be Mine
6. Ten Two
7. Small Talk
8. Secret Teardrops
9. I Made You Cry
10. Here We Go
11. Mari Go Round
12. Hop And Scotch
13. Told The Moon
14. Yours Tonight
15. Tell Me Why
16. Post Card

All compositions written & performed by Martin Rev - track 7 written by Martin Rev and Marev. Who's that mysterious Marev who's also credited as cover painter?
Produced by Martin Rev and Stage Presence - recorded at Hit Radio Studios, NYC - Tracks 6, 11, 16 produced by Charles Ball (another old chap) - recorded at Animation Studios, NYC

Strangeworld
2000
Sähkö Recordings (Finland) - CD # PUU-17CD / LP # PUU-17

Martin Rev, Strangeworld

13 new tracks and the same cool shades : "13 gems of minimalistic, trash and disillusioned electronic pop music. Rev's voice whispers, hardly rash, entrenching in diffusing and delays." (Lluis González from magazine Mondo Sonoro)

1. My strange world 3.05
2. Sparks 3.30
3. Solitude 3.07
4. Funny 2.50
5. Ramplin' 3.15
6. Trouble 3.16
7. Splinters 5.26
8. Cartoons 3.05
9. One track mind 3.05
10. Chalky 4.55
11. Reading my mind 2.18
12. Jacks and aces 3.35
13. Day and night 1.58

All music written, produced and performed by Martin Rev / Ramblin' co-written by Marev. Recorded at Amphion Studios NYC.
Engineered by Chris David. Chalky recorded at Cheyenne Studios NYC / Digital production and editing by John Dodge at I Am Productions NYC.

To Live
2003
File-13 records - CD # FT 46

To Live

"It's a studio release and yes it`s kind of a heavy rock-electronic album, probably the one
that was mentioned." (Martin Rev answering Nick)
to be released on September 30, 2003

1. To Live
2. In Your Arms
3. Black Ice
4. Gutter Rock
5. Shimmer
6. Painted
7. Places I Go
8. Lost in the Orbits
9. Jaded
10. Our Roads
11. Search for Stone
12. Water
13. Stormy

Les Nymphes
2008
File 13 records - CD # FT 68

Les Nymphes

released on september 30, 2008 (Martin seems to enjoy that particular day). Toujours à la pointe de l'innovation, le prince du cool se distingue encore une fois avec ce disque inspiré des Nymphes de Claude Monet. (icon of cool still innovates with his new opus) echoing Claude Monet's Nympheas

01. Sophie Eagle
02. Narcisse
03. Triton
04. Venise
05. Valley of the Butterfly
06. Les Nymphes et la Mer
07. Dragonfly
08. Phaetone
09. Nyx
10. Daphne
11. Cupid

Finally, Rev has plans to team with artist Stefan Roloff for a series of unique multimedia collaborative performances as R+R in the new year.

Stigmata
2009
Blast First Petite - CD # PTYT040

Stigmata

released on september 30, 2009, Martin continues with his unique sense of humour and creativity, eg. Sinbad coming here between Exultate and Paradisio, but prepared by (Mare?) Magnum Mysterium.
Cover photo: DIVINE ENFANT
dedication on sleeve mentions “Angel Mari, spread your wings in joy and fly to the loving arms of the Divine.” looping to the “Mari” song on Martin Rev's first solo album.

01. Laudamus 2.25
02. Te Deum 3.42
03. Jubilate 2.04
04. Dona Nobis Pacem 3.24
05. Gloria 4.01
06. Sanctus 3.03
07. Salve 2.03
08. Spiritus 3.01
09. Domine 2.09
10. Exultate 3.03
11. Magnum Mysterium 2.12
12. Anime Mea 2.35
13. Sinbad's Voyage 4.12
14. Paradisio 2.45

HIS STRANGEST ALBUM YET? AN AWAKE DREAM.
HIS CELESTIAL REVERENCE REFERENCED FROM A SYNTH-CHESTRAL EPICENTRE. DEVIL TROMBONES SHARK & JET WITH SWITCH-BLADE HARPS. REVERBY’S RIOTING RITES OF SPRING MUTATED DNA SYN-PHONY STRINGS, WIRED, PLUCKED, VIBRATE A DARK UNIVERSE A DARK DISNEY FANTASIA THRU THE RAYS OF A HALF WOKE NEW DAYLIGHT
BLAST THE FIRST DIGI DISTORTED FANFARES AS PIXELATED VALKARYIE GHOSTRIDERS SILVER SURF THE CITY
A. DAVID GRAMATICUS NEW YORK CITY 2009 (from
Blast First Petite)

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