Estonian indie label Seksound records has become the curator of Bizarre’s catalog for some time, re-releasing both the debut album Beautica and their sophomore album Café de Flor. Now Seksound is releasing a set of recordings not yet heard in the form of an album. Recorded and mixed between 1997 and 1998, a few of the songs from the release 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 catalog has become historically important for the genres and now Seksound is unearthing these tracks and filling new gaps in the Estonian scene’s musical record.
Never wanting to be pegged as a shoegaze or dreampop band, Bizarre always experimented with electronics and various writing structures during 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.