March 18, 2016

The System - Logic, 1983

A terrific and confusingly obscure French synth-pop release; not to be confused with the 80's New York boogie funk band of the same name, or Hideki Matsutake's proto-techno project Logic System. Zero information is available about it on the internet apart from its Discogs listing. With its moody synth pads, watery vocals, relentless bass riffs, and surreal lyrics, the album delivers a satisfying familiarity to fans of contemporary dream pop and lo-fi. John Maus, Ariel Pink, and Connan Mockasin come to mind immediately.

The epic dance floor jam "Almost Grown" (below) is a standout that could have wedged itself nicely in between Tears for Fears and Gary Numan on the radio in 1983. I'm curious to find out how this masterpiece was lost--this is way ripe for a reissue. For now, you can download below!


  1. Thank you for posting this! I found out about it yesterday and am trying to spread the word. It just sounds too good to be true, but I'll keep believing! Amazing stuff!

  2. Nice! Been after this for so long, just in time for the MFM comp.

    Great blog!

  3. Yeaa was really psyched when I found this.

    Thanks JIRO! You got a great one yourself!

  4. hi - I just discovered your blog today and I'm sooooooooooo happy and sooooooo grateful for your taste is exquisite and refreshing and now I'm in heaven!!!! Cheers from Vancouver Island!!!!

  5. This album is amazing. Thanks so much, great blog.