Tones on Tail
Tones on Tail was a short-lived band that fell between the careers of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets. Bauhaus bandmates Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins worked with friend Glenn Campling on a sound that would distance them from Bauhaus' sound. Their scattered recordings are far more rhythmically complex, yet are more driven toward the dance floor with funkier basslines and harder beats. They incorporate electronics and methodic atmospherics into their moody songs. Ash's vocals are more textural than theatrical, often little more than breathy panting whispers of poetic simplicity. His guitar is, as always, a haunting reverberation as chilling as a chorus of violins.