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Lena Platonos

Αιμάτινες Σκιές Από Απόσταση

Lena Platonos

Αιμάτινες Σκιές Από Απόσταση

Addictive original LP version of the sought-after Greek synth-pop gem

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Informatics

Proximity Switch

Informatics

Proximity Switch

1985 electro-pop zinger from Australia

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Gina X Performance

Kaddish

Gina X Performance

Kaddish

Classic from Gina Kikoine and Zeus B. Held's Gina X Performance...

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LIAISONS DANGEREUSES

Aperitif De La Mort

LIAISONS DANGEREUSES

Aperitif De La Mort

The creepy goth-techno cut from LD's hugely influential album

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Lena Willikens

Nilpferd

Lena Willikens

Nilpferd

Oily NDW-styled nocturne letting on to Die Dominas

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Marie Davidson

Excès de Vitesse

Marie Davidson

Excès de Vitesse

Sleekly infectious night moves dialled in from Montréal 2015

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DVA DAMAS

Wet Vision II

DVA DAMAS

Wet Vision II

Sullen swagger from L.A.'s Joe Cocherell and Taylor Burch for Downwards America

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Executive Slacks

So Mote It Be

Executive Slacks

So Mote It Be

Early EBM discipline, a mid-'80s staple at the AB

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INIT

Talking About Talking

INIT

Talking About Talking

Jet black disco polka from Detroit via Barcelona 2015

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Chris Carter

Nobadhairdo

Chris Carter

Nobadhairdo

Eerie, crooked '85 freak off the 'Mondo Beat' mini-LP

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Trevor Jackson

Lethal

Trevor Jackson

Lethal

Molasses slow/fast ace by an eminent mutant

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Soma Holiday

Art Dimension (Alt.)

Soma Holiday

Art Dimension (Alt.)

Haunting 1984 B-side reissued by Minimal Wave

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Le Travo

Amarcord

Le Travo

Amarcord

Spine-chilling gothic synth-pop oddity from '85, reissued by the brilliant Dark Entries

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NAUM GABO

Fyei

NAUM GABO

Fyei

Super slo-mo synth flight over Cologne, Düsseldorf-style kosmic disko

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“14 tracks: Dark Disco Jag”

Taking cues from the long shadow of the mid '80s, this selection circles original European new wave disco styles and their modern antecedents. We're talking slower, sleazier and darker grooves like Liaisons Dangereuses' 'Aperitif de la Mort' or Lena Platonos' 'Shadows Of Blood beauty, right thru to Lena Willikens with the narcotic deliquescence of 'Nilpferd' or the brooding swagger of INIT's 'Talking About Talking' beauty for Hivern Discs. We've included a couple of old gems you would likely find at the AB in Brussels circa '86, namely Executive Slacks' 'So Mote It be' and Informatics' 'Proximity Switch', up along with Benedikt Frey's swaggering Le Rolls-like proto-house swagger and the icy nEuro synth elan of Xander Harris' 'Heathen Birth', drawing connections between Soma Holiday's 'Art Dimension' and Marie Davidson's 'Excès de Vitesse' or the gothically-tinted arpeggios of Le Travo's 'Amarcord' gem.

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