Sounds From the Gulf Stream (KLP100)
Rising from the tragic demise of Heavenly, Marine Research are a revelation in pop music, swinging with rich, aquatic clarity. Sounds from the Gulf Stream is a much more languid approach than anything previously attempted by Amelia and co., warmly oscillating between Ursella Andress in Dr. No and Carroll Baker in Baby Doll. Diving bell deep to coral sands, breathtakingly lush reef to seashore with pail in hand. View the videos for "Parallel Horizontal" and "Queen B" at the www.southern.com site. Amelia Fletcher, Rob Pursey and DJ Downfall went on from Marine Research to form Tender Trap.