Essential Logic

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About Essential Logic

After a brief stint as a founding member and saxophonist for English punks X-Ray Spex, Lora Logic left and founded a group of her own in 1978 with Essential Logic. During their initial run, Essential Logic were a formative influence on the sound of post-punk, with eccentric song structures, crude but fun sax playing, and melodies that swung quickly between whimsical and anxious. Essential Logic released just one album, 1979's Beat Rhythm News, before splitting in 1981, but Logic continued working on music sporadically as the band's legacy and influence grew. She reactivated the group in 2001, just a few years before Kill Rock Stars issued the anthology collection Fanfare in the Garden, and though performances and output were few for the next 20 years, Essential Logic returned in 2022 with new album Land of Kali.

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