KAS PRODUCT - Try Out
Spatsz (electronics), born in Nancy (France). Left his job (in a psychiatric hospital) in 1978 to work on synthesizers and rythm machines. Mona Soyoc (guitar, piano, vocals). Born in Stamford, Connecticut (USA), from Argentinian origin. For 2 years she sung in a jazz band before she met Spatsz. In January 80, Spatsz and Mona Soyoc form KaS Product and work on their own material. Soon after, they record their first E.P., Mind Seven in a bedroom with a 2 tracks recording machine. This record is released by a local record label. During the summer 80, the duo records a second E.P., Take me Tonight , in the same conditions as the previous one . It is released on the same local record label, Punk Records (also a shop). From May to July 1981, KaS Product rehearse 11 new songs which are featured in their first album, Try Out , recorded in 11 days at Sunrise Studio in Switzerland. Produced by the band and Gerard Nguyen, this album has been released by RCA in 1982 in France, Germany, Japan and England where the duo plays 3 times (at The Embassy, The Rock Garden and The Venue) after huge articles in Sounds, Melody Maker and New Music Express. The second album, By Pass , is recorded in February 1983 in cold and snowy New York at Sorcerer Sound Studio (Swans, Sonic Youth, Laurie Anderson..) upon recommendation from Martin Bisi. KaS Product has toured extensively in France, and in England, Italy, Switzerland and Netherlands, playing with Tuxedomoon, Alan Vega, Minimal Compact, This Heat etc. They also made a concert at the Danceteria in New York. In 1984, Gerard Nguyen starts Les Disques du Soleil et de lAcier (DSA) and KaS Product records a third album, Ego Eye , for french label AZ. One of KaS Products last concerts did feature Rowland Howard (Birthday Party/These Immortal Souls) on guitar?20 and more years later, Try Out and By Pass are still essential records in the new/no wave scene, not only French but international. - DSA.
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