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Eric Random

Fade In

Eric Random

Fade In

Guitar and Drum machine mutations from Manchester's Eric Random circa 1980.

156

MALARIA!

Thrash Me

MALARIA!

Thrash Me

Gudrun Gut's legendary 5-piece with this arpeggiated classic from 1983.

156

Gina X Performance

Kaddish

Gina X Performance

Kaddish

Bittersweet pop masterpiece from Gina X complete with its haunting narrative.

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MOEBIUS

Nervos

MOEBIUS

Nervos

Linear and streamlined machine rhythms from 1983.

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SUICIDE

Dream Baby Dream (Long version)

SUICIDE

Dream Baby Dream (Long version)

Classic messed-up scuzz-pop from Alan Vega and Martin Rev circa 1980.

156

The Lines

Disenchanted

The Lines

Disenchanted

"angst-ridden angularity, danceable catchiness, sublime dub-influenced atmospherics..."

156

Alexander Robotnick

Dance Boy Dance

Alexander Robotnick

Dance Boy Dance

An absolute classic from Maurizio Dami circa 1984...

Tape
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GLENN BRANCA

Lesson No. 1 for Electric Guitar

GLENN BRANCA

Lesson No. 1 for Electric Guitar

A classic, concise yet extended statement of forward motion...

156

ARTHUR RUSSELL

hiding your present from you

ARTHUR RUSSELL

hiding your present from you

Arthur Russell captured on this rare recording from New York's legendary Kitchen.

156

Circuit 7

Eastern Dreams

Circuit 7

Eastern Dreams

Martyn Good and Andy Partington produced this obscurity in 1984, newly unearthed by Minimal Wave.

156

TUXEDOMOON

Urban Leisure Suite 1-4

TUXEDOMOON

Urban Leisure Suite 1-4

Epic 4-part soundtrack experiments circa 1980...

156

JOY DIVISION

Bass Intro Noise Ambience

JOY DIVISION

Bass Intro Noise Ambience

Incredible studio outtake....

156

SEVERED HEADS

Bless The House

SEVERED HEADS

Bless The House

Sino-influeneced Synthwave from Australia's Severed Heads.

156

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Acido Prussico

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Acido Prussico

Incredible grainy, warped, intense modulations from 1982.

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This time on 14tracks:

“14 tracks: 1980s Art-Pop infection”

This week's selection delves into that period right at the very end of the 70's and early 80's when post-punk nudged itself ever closer to the very heart of popular culture while holding onto its daring artistic ambitions. Its easy to join the dots between much of the material here and the New Romantic movement which essentially came out of the same musical nucleus, but the sense of creative adventure and sonic innovation provided by the newly affordable synths and drum machines of the day made for one of the most exciting periods for music in living memory. From Glenn Branca's minimalistic art-rock guitar shimmers to the intensely bittersweet political pop of the Gina X Experience, from Maurizio Bianchi's radical synth explorations through to Tuxedomoon's epic soundtrack movements - the music you'll find here mirrors the same sense of creative mongrelisation that has typified the music scene over the last couple of years and is a timely reminder of just how much good music is still out there waiting to be discovered...

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This is one of the best compilations I have downloaded here, and I have bought quite a few! (New Wave, Minimal Techno, Finders Keepers...). All the songs are mind blowing and along some classics I already had (Suicide, Joy Division, Malaria!, Gina X, Tuxedomoon) there are true jewels I hand't heard from Severed Heads, Glenn Branca or Circuit 7. Wonderful and worth every penny. Thanks for feeding our minds and ears!

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