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A slightly curious release, this is actually the retitled American version of an Italian-issued album, Greetings 9, from 1989, along with a bonus track that surfaced on a re-release of Greetings 9 two years later. Discographical oddities aside, It's Raining in Heaven is a nice little bit of music for the hardcore LPD fan, consisting for the most part of live recordings from 1988-era concerts. Given how the band really seems to come to life in concert — a pity no recording can really capture the sense of disorienting swells of sound that Ka-Spel and cohorts cook up on a regular basis — it's always nice to hear some further examples of the same. Ka-Spel's occasional spoken introductions amp up the mood even more; they are wry, threatening, and calm all at once. The first three tracks are from a French date, starting with an excellent "Puppets Apocalypse," with Ka-Spel sounding a little more sedate and moody than usual, then shifting into a beautifully fraught "Poppy Day," haunting and just vicious enough. The next three, from a show in Holland, include the distorted electronic crumble and stuttering punch of "Only When I Laugh," sudden synth stabs adding to the creeping chaos of Ka-Spel's chopped-up singing, and the music-box-gone-horribly wrong "Lyriex," featuring some of the weirdest random samples one might ever hear this side of early Faust. The final track, "Premonition 11," is actually a fusion of two separate recordings, the first part being the original song from 1982 (appearing as a vinyl single), the second a later extension. The end result is one of the band's murkiest, most mysterious numbers, with the low-key bass synth crawl of the start setting a strange bed for Ka-Spel's slow and steady delivery before shifting into an electric guitar-led extended zoneout and a final vocal/sax jaunt.


Formed: 1980 in London, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The Legendary Pink Dots are an influential, staggeringly prolific group led by enigmatic frontman Edward Ka-Spel. Emerging from the early-'80s post-punk underground and sometimes categorized as industrial due to associations with bands like Skinny Puppy, the group's music is nearly impossible to pin down, drawing from Krautrock, ambient, folk, synth pop, and numerous other styles. The Dots' music is by turns melodic pop and exotic psychedelia, with classical influences, sampling, and relentlessly...
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