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Isolation Ward \ Point Final [LTMCD 2545]

Point Final is a CD anthology by Belgian cold wave band Isolation Ward, formed in Brussels in 1979 and centred around musicians Stéphane Willocq and Jean-Pierre Everaerts.

After early live shows at venues including Plan K, Isolation Ward recorded haunting classic Lamina Christus as their first single, produced by Peter Principle of Tuxedomoon, and released by Les Disques du Crépuscule in April 1982. The band released a second single, Absent Heart, a year later. Unfortunately line-up changes troubled the band, and Isolation Ward played their final gig in May 1983.

Point Final features all tracks from the two Crépuscule singles as well as material from the cassette album Point de Départ. The CD booklet features archive images and detailed sleevenotes.


1. Lamina Christus
2. Babes and Sucklings (A Lullabye)
3. Deadlock
4. Hope and Despair
5. Illusions
6. Meat in Motion
7. Once and for All
8. Remember
9. Feeling the Pain
10. Try Again
11. Still From Heaven
12. Waste
13. Absent Heart
14. A Request
15. Fifth Rate Puritains
16. Slow (N.T.)
17. Dangerous

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"Isolation Ward's best efforts are smart examples of nervous, melancholic electronic/rock fusions. Plenty of comparison points can be drawn thanks to keening vocals and bass/drum-heavy arrangements - Wire just before their first breakup, 17 Seconds-era Cure, the earliest work of The Passions, Modern English and Cocteau Twins, and perhaps above all else Siouxsie and the Banshees. A typically comprehensive overview" (All Music Guide, 11/2009)

"Their album Point Final conjures up the damp, freezing rehearsal spaces I know so well. I often can't understand the vocal so it just becomes part of the instrumentation, and I like its plaintive quality. The song Try Again just has that redemptive, yearning illumination-from-within feel I love. In their relatively short lifespan I think they captured an atmosphere, from a sort of mirror city of Manchester" (Lonelady (artist), Mojo, 07/2015)

"This little project from Belgian group Isolation Ward consist of recordings from 1979 to 1983. They are clearly influenced by the early Factory records, and bands like Josef K, whose sound is choppy guitars, synths, and simple drum and bass. This is for some really impressed by that Joy Division sound" Amazon, 04/2012)