Estonian cult indie label Seksound has become the curator of Bizarre’s catalogue for some time, recently re-releasing debut album Beautica (1994) and follow-up Café de Flor (1996).
Now Seksound is releasing on vinyl a set of recordings not yet heard in the form of an album. Recorded and mixed between 1997 and 1998, a few of the ten songs appeared on compilations throughout the years, while others have yet to be heard by fans.
At the time, the band consisted of Inga Jagomäe (vocals), Mart Eller (vocals), Lauri Liivak (drums), Tristan Priimägi (guitar), and Anti Aaver (guitar). Creating a very unique and important shoegaze and dreampop scene in Estonia along with bands such as Pia Fraus and Picnic, Bizarre’s catalogue has become historically important for the genres.
Never wanting to be pegged as a shoegaze or dreampop band, Bizarre always experimented with electronics and various writing structuresduring the life of the band. Necro demonstrates Bizarre’s elasticity as the tracks move from shoegaze and dreampop infused moments to dance permeated beats and ambient textures. Eclectic yet still sounding like the same band, from the wistful vocals of “Never Ever” to the funk infused “International Love Affair”, Necro demonstrates the versatility of this foundational group.