PETER HAMMILL – “Enter K” (1982)
As part of my ongoing discography sweep project, I hit up the solo Peter Hammill about a year ago, and, like most long-spanning artists who start out in the ’70s, Hammill’s M.O. shifts considerably after the early ’80s. “Enter K” is the final album of his, I’ve found, to have any kind of sinister screwiness or true off-kilter bits. Wikipedia sez:
The album was Hammill’s first studio album to be recorded with the K Group, a band that he had formed in 1981 to tour material from his earlier albums A Black Box and Sitting Targets. Each member of the band adopted an alias: Hammill was K, John Ellis was Fury, Nic Potter was Mozart and Guy Evans was Brain.
Really, you should download this album for two tracks: “Paradox Drive” and “Accidents”. They might be two of the best songs of his entire humongous solo career. Really thunderous, adventurous, stirring stuff.