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RIKKI AND THE LAST DAYS OF EARTH (Buy CDs by this artist)
Rikki and the Last Days of Earth (UK DJM) 1978
RIKKI SYLVAN
The Silent Hours (UK Kaleidoscope) 1981

Rikki and the Last Days of Earth made a couple of 45s and one roundly ignored album; Sylvan's subsequent solo venture doesn't do much to improve his credibility. Vocals that fall between Gary Numan and David Sylvian, predictable technocratic songs ("I Am a Video," "Into the Void") and arty but generally bland rock with occasionally prominent synthesizer make The Silent Hours a derivative, dull exercise.

[Ira Robbins]