Belgian duo Neon Judgement [sic] veered between minimalistic industrial drones and odd, new wave-ish synth pop and dance music, underlain by cold, mechanical rhythms. Consisting of keyboardist/vocalist Dirk Da Davo and guitarist/vocalist T.B. Frank, the Neon Judgement recorded most of its output for the Play It Again Sam label in Belgium, beginning with 1986's Mafu Cage. Although they began recording back in 1981 (an era documented on the 1989 compilation General Pain and Major Disease), their first American release did not come until 1987, with the sex-themed concept album Horny As Hell. Subsequent recordings included Blood and Thunder (1989), The Insult (1990), and Are You Real (1992). The duo took a three-year hiatus to rethink the direction of their music, after which they returned in 1995 with At Devil's Fork, an LP recorded with percussionist Ben Forceville entirely in a wooded area.
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