My first acquaintance with Seventeen Evergreen was via Angels, one of those free downloads that makes the hours of trawling through the tons of soon-to-be-obscure remixes and otherwise weird off cuts on Rcrdlbl worthwhile. Essentially a mawkish, looping slab of post Goth that leant heavily on the eldritch tendencies of The Sisters of Mercy and Echo And The Bunnymen, it portents were by extension something special, signalling that finally after years of reinvigorating the more tasteless excesses of the eighties that time had thankfully forgot, we were due for some true miserabalist sugar.
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