download future unlimited's cover of 'sleep no more' by the comsat angels

 

We’ve been suitably impressed with the studious synthpop of Nashville’s Future Unlimited. The duo’s debut EP earlier this year demonstrated a deep appreciation for the origins of electronic music with a definitively modern sensibility.

For their latest release, Future Unlimited have name checked an obscure influence, covering “Sleep No More” from Sheffield new wave act The Comsat Angels. An ‘almost were’ from the English post-punk scene of the early 80’s, The Comsat Angels peaked early with ’81 sophomore album Sleep No More. Here’s Future Unlimited’s respectfully updated take on the title track:

For reference, here’s the gloomy original — “performed” for Belgian TV from an oxygen tent of some sort:

Cheers on the cover, and the reminder of an underappreciated band worthy of revisiting.

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3 thoughts on “download future unlimited's cover of 'sleep no more' by the comsat angels

  1. Guest

    How dare someone call the CS version’s gloomy. Its a masterpiece. Rather than some second rate club/dance monstrosity….

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