I flipped through some old 80’s records that I have and listened to 17 Pygmies and side one of a Camberwell Now lp. I was completely in awe of Jedda By the Sea by 17 Pygmies . It’s a moody, haunting album - part 4AD darkness, part Middle Eastern psychedelia. It only has four tracks with vocals, but they’re’ amazing - especially drummer/vocalist Debbie Spinelli. The record is probably more moody than I’d care for now, but I’m terribly sentimental about it. Hearing that with a half dozen other records in 84-85 is what made me want to be a DJ in college.
Camberwell Now was a later addition to my collection (relatively speaking) and is an odd combination of progessive rock and new wave. The long tracks possess impossible guitar lines, tape manipulation and tightly wound drumming. I only made it through the first side before bed, but it was great to hear again - especially the first track, the Night Shift.