Soul Mining
Reissue of 1983 Synth-pop classic. Essential!

Soul Mining

The The

€ 26,95
  • LP
Sony Music
Expected release
28 October 2022
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Soul Mining is the debut album by British post-punk/synth-pop band the The. Originally released on 21 October 1983.

The album fuses Gothic, proto-industrial soundscapes with searing lyrics focused on the trauma induced on the psyche of the young man in an urban environment, which would become a common theme in Matt Johnson's work. Collapsing relationships, impending doom, angst over a directionless life, are all universal themes which are tackled with a clarity of vision unmatched by the majority of his peers. The music itself is equally impressive, as it transitions seamlessly from hard, cold, electronic beats to more classical instrumentation such as piano and even percussive elements that would not sound out of place at a tribal bonfire. Like other The The releases, the album does not beat around the bush. It covers a lot of ground relatively quickly, and leaves a lasting impression on your soul.



  • 1.I've Been Waitin' For Tomorrow (All Of My Life)05:44
  • 2.This Is The Day04:54
  • 3.The Sinking Feeling03:41
  • 4.Uncertain Smile06:54


  • 1.The Twilight Hour05:56
  • 2.Soul Mining04:40
  • 3.Giant09:36


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