After the success of the “Anyway” 12″, Oto, now a three-piece band, played a few gigs before entering the studio to record their one and only album “Purge An Urge”.
Produced by Vincent Hachet from French industrial duo Geinst Naït, “Purge An Urge” was supposed to contain 9 tracks but the final release saw only 6 tracks. Cécile from fellow Nancy’s band Candidate even did some backing vocals.
Released in 1986 on French label Divine, known to have released Mecano, Tuxedomoon, Fra Lippo Lippi, Minimal Compact, etc., it was poorly promoted and was mainly sold in Nancy area. The music was as vibrant as their first effort and evokes the sound of bands like Second Layer, End Of Data, Das Kabinette, Grauzone or Martin Dupont.
Pascal Hubert then formed and still performs in French successful alternative band Double Nelson.
Now a much sought-after record, “Purge An Urge” is reissued for the very first time on vinyl. This release has been entirely remastered by Anders Post from the original vinyl.
Produced by Oto and Vincent Hachet.
All titles composed and performed by Oto.
Engineered by Bernard Deffond.
Mixed by Deffond, Hachet and Oto.
Photos by Eve Chambrot and Gege.
Artwork by R. Cul X and Pascal Remi.
Backing vocals : Cécile and Catherine
Percussions : Chico
First released on Divine in 1986.
First pressing on orange vinyl – limited edition of 300 copies. Includes a download coupon.