Invisible Chains cover

Invisible Chains


Invisible Chains’s one album from 1986 is very much an underground American release from that era, a rambling, murky-sounding but at times pretty fun art/lounge jazz effort, with Josef 8-Halzman as overall ringleader and semi-beatnik poet. There’s one particular thing to note, though: it’s also the full album debut of Carla Bozulich, billed as Carla Noelle, who contributes wry, sometimes cutting vocals throughout, as on “Old Speak/New Teeth” and the crisp funk of “Ten Thousand Songs for Horny Dancers,” which is also her standalone writing credit here.

Ned Raggett