Saturday, March 1, 2014

Mosaic Eyes ‎- Europe Not So Far.....EP 7'' (1992)















Post #997

"Shoegaze" is a musical genre that spawned offsprings all over the world, including Belgium. Mosaic Eyes was a 4-piece hailing from a place called Nivelles, about 20 miles south of Brussels. Now the only reason I'm mentioning this is because if you own (and you should) Sarah Records' There And Back Again Lane compilation, you've already read about Nivelles. On page 30 of the booklet you'll find Matt & Clare's account of a poorly organised Heavenly gig in Belgium:

"December 28th 1991. We're in Brussels, or what we were promised would be Brussels but is actually this nameless and drab little dormitory town a few miles outside the ring-road [1] and of course no-one's done any publicity. [2] We're given meals in the pizza restaurant a few doors down the road, Heavenly at one table, the TVPs [3] at the next... we eat, drink, play to an empty room and then spend the night on a cold hard floor fifteen miles south in Nivelles (...)"

[1] Merchtem (14 miles north of Brussels)
[2] true
[3] that acronym stills baffles me today. Textured Vegetable Proteins?

Surprisingly the local tourism office hasn't tried to capitalize on the town's contribution to indie pop history. As if the collegiate church and the tarte al d'jote were enough to lure in international indie pop kids...

Artist: Mosaic Eyes
Title: Europe Not So Far.....EP
Format: 7" single
Label: Sunday Records
Cat. Num.: Sunday 019
Year: 1992

Tracklist:

A1: There Is No End To This
A2: Vicious Games
B: Moody Morning

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6 comments:

  1. Great post! Always thought they were french.

    Thanks for sharing this one (and sorry for the long dissaparition, i've been up to performing some resuscitation rituals too but i ran out of black chicken's blood too early)

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    1. Glad to know that you're still around :) Mosaic Eyes were from Wallonia, the French speaking region of Belgium, I guess that's why some people think they're French. I'll post their CD single as well today.

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  2. TVPs = Television Personalities. I'm pretty sure.

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    1. Most likely yes. I don't remember the concert being filmed though. Maybe it's just a metaphor for the gig promoters.

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  3. thank you god thank you, was looking (and forget...) for this since I lost it because my way of life, cant say more, ttttttthhhthhankkss !!!!

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