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Romeo Void: It's A Condition (415 Records)

Iman Lababedi, Creem, August 1981

IF YOU TORE Romeo Void's debut LP down to its essence, what you'd get wouldn't be a million miles away from a collection or torch songs. The type Billie Holliday once did so magnificently, like 'Hello Heartache'. Debora Iyall's lyrics may well be definably about life after the death of romance as seen in a post-lib 80's kid, but you can still feel her deep yearning for something more than Reed-like detachments, and that is perhaps what makes Romeo Void so special.

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