Ultra Vivid Scene

Ultra Vivid Scene was an American indie pop band that was founded in 1987 by Kurt Ralske in New York City.

Band History

In 1988 he signed a record deal with 4AD Records and still published in the same year, the first EP She Screamed. In May 1988, began recording for the self-titled debut album that was released in October 1988. Despite the term " band" consisted basically of UVS Ralske alone, who served as a songwriter, musician, producer and sound engineer.

This changed for the first time with the 1989 EP appeared Mercy Seat, for he Melora Creager help ( cello, vocals), Kristin Kramer ( bass) and Byron Guthrie (drums). Also published in 1989 Ralske single again a free promo CD titled Something to Eat, on which he had, attach a label: " This recording is a gift from Ultra Vivid Scene, freely available via 4AD. Anyone who takes the money for this recording is no friend of ours. " (English translation of the imprint of Something to Eat )

In early 1990, appeared the coupled- ahead single Staring at the Sun that went into the official UK singles charts at number 97 and in the " Modern Rock Tracks" charts of the U.S. Billboard magazine ranked 25. In May it was followed by the second album Joy 1967-1990, participated in the several guest musicians, namely Kim Deal, BJ Cole ( Cochise ), Caroline Lavelle ( cello ), Rob McKahey, Nick Muir and Margaret Thorby.

In the summer of 1992 the recordings for a new album, the solo project from a longer piece band started again was. Besides Ralske as a singer and guitarist now also included Julius Klepacz on drums and Jack Daley on bass. Rev appeared on 19 October 1992 and was the last album of Ultra Vivid Scene.

Some time after the publication broke up the band. Ralske again worked solo and in the course of the 1990s, a handful of recordings released solo or under various project names such as Cathars.


EPs and albums