Confetti on the beach

anemones

Some sea anemones. Just because.

Sunny for two days in a row… incredible.

Here’s a delightfully twee seaside-themed EP from 1992 by Confetti, which is Mark Randall of Fat Tulips and someone called Virginia Aeroplane, which I’d like to think is her real name, but probably isn’t. The EP had the overall title Sea AnemonE.P. and they followed it with PresentlE.P. (covering three songs by The Wedding Present) and eventually put out their collected works as a CD titled RetrospectivelE.P. Though it seems most people didn’t get the pun on that last one, given that every online reference I can find, leaves out the “l” and just calls it Retrospective EP. They should have used a serif font so it didn’t look like a vertical dividing line instead. On such tiny details do throwaway gags live or die.

Link: Confetti – Whatever Became Of Alice And Jane
Link: Confetti – Here Again
Link: Confetti – River Island

When I first heard Confetti, I thought their minimal style was rather unusual and striking. At the time, I hadn’t heard of Young Marble Giants

Link: Young Marble Giants – Final Day
Link: Young Marble Giants – Eating Noddemix (demo)

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2 responses

  1. Having said nobody got the title of Confetti’s compilation right, I just found the article for Confetti (band) on Wikipedia and amazingly it’s correct on there. Also, one editor claims Virginia Aeroplane’s real name was Julie. That claim was reverted, so has a good chance of being true.

  2. spot on with your observation that this is akin to YMG. it’s rather lovely and making me scratch my head as to how I didn’t know it before now. ticks all my boxes.

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