You So Secret
(IR 004, 1989, Ep12”)
by Bob Stanley (Melody Maker, May 27 1989)
If any single this week deserved to be on the Midnight Music label then this is it. Martyn, once angst-ridden wailer for Eyeless In Gaza has turned wandering minstrel on us, forsaking his atmos-psychopop of old for a moody Elektra ’67 approach. Tailormade to haunt the heart, ‘You So Secret’ is a softcore acoustic rhapsody, layered with some truly creepy effects which happily seem to come from hitherto unheard ethnic instruments and not a keyboard. When a record can manoeuvre moments of complete silence this well, you know it must be special.