EYELESS PLAY A BLUNDER
(New Musical Express, 4th September 1982)
EYELESS IN GAZA
The Venue, Victoria
EYELESS IN GAZA stand at the heart of simplicity. An elementary mixture of sound musicianship with a consistent beauty. A two-man sound that shreds the presumption that duets are limited/restricted by their size and builds a solid foundation through short, solid songs, that are passionate without being contrived and deep without being false or sentimental.
Light work is made of the endless permutations bass and synth, percussion and guitar, bass, guitar and drum machine … a sleight of hand that deceives the eye and confounds the ear.
Sometimes the textures are so fine that they become almost indiscernible in comparison to the finely crafted vocals of Martyn Bates, the man with the small hat.
The sound left a lot to be desired […].