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Artist Alert: Mission of Burma

By MarkTAW

Maybe I'm just talking to the wrong people, but I have this lingering suspicion that Mission of Burma has been criminally overlooked. While I can understand not hearing them frequently these days, they broke up in 1983, the fact that they are rarely remembered at all is mind-boggling.

If a band was ever ahead of its time, it was Mission of Burma. They shape their music with jagged guitars, sharp, thumping basslines, and ultra-rhythmic drumming that beats with tribal ferocity. Throw in the subtle tape manipulations of Martin Swope and you get a dark, urgent mix that can range from beautifully disconcerting to extremely haunting. Its powerful stuff.

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