Mar
21
2008
2
Mar
21
2008
0

Same changes

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I have no so much information about this guy.

http://www.myspace.com/mrleedouglas

Although for a lof of people his best song is be ”Our Song”

Lee Douglas – Our song

”Same changes” has that beautiful electronic-disco melody with space-keyboards that can get you into a totally feeling-nice mood

Lee Douglas – Same Changes

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Mar
21
2008
1

Men Of My Generation

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Whereas the vocal version of this piano-led track is really annoying (even to the standards of Italo Disco), the instrumental part is simply lovely. The artist appears to have only produced this one and that other one, which is a pity.

David Davil – Men Of My Generation (Instrumental) (1984)

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Mar
20
2008
10

Discocross

156-ff-butterflychick.jpg A one-time collaboration between Gigi Farina and Goblin for a very special LP in 1978, halfway between Prog Rock and plain Disco.
It has been finally re-issued (bootlegged) in 2007 and can now be easily found.

Giorgio Farina – Farina’s Suite (Extract 1)
Giorgio Farina – Farina’s Suite (Extract 2)
Giorgio Farina – Tawawa’s
Giorgio Farina – Suite Slide Return

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Mar
19
2008
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Càpita

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One of the few Fabio Frizzi‘s side-projects and indeed quite far from his usual soundtrack material. Written by the man himself and produced in partnership with his younger brother Fabrizio.

D.J. Look – Càpita (1983)

I got this one for cheap at a used record shop and I’m trying hard to gather some more limited pressings from Frizzi at a reasonable price. If you happen to sell for example the Hot Cha-Cha EP don’t hesitate to contact me…

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Mar
18
2008
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Mar
16
2008
1

イエロー・マジック・オーケストラ

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A long time ago I promised a ticket about Yellow Magic Orchestra. Tough job. Really. I did only select 4 tracks; maybe they’re their most Electronic-inspired and well-known tracks. I don’t know.

Yellow Magic Orchestra – La Femme Chinoise (1979)
Yellow Magic Orchestra – Rydeen (1982)
Yellow Magic Orchestra – Technopolis (1979)
Yellow Magic Orchestra – Kai-Kou (1983)

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Mar
16
2008
0

It’s All True

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I completely missed this record when it was released this past year and that’s a shame, really.

Tracey Thorn – It’s All True (DSE Dub) (2007)

It’s not that I dislike the voice of the late EBTG but I just prefer the dub version over the original mix. If you do really want some vocals on top then I can only recommend you the fun mashup from seandonson, the admin of the so-80s AsRestlessAsWeAre blog.

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Mar
15
2008
2

Japanese Boy

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Aneka –  Japanese Boy (An Endless Music Mix)

Scottish singer Aneka released his first pop hit in 1981 produced by Neil Ross. An album followed in 1982.

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Mar
15
2008
1

Vicious Pink

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After a former experience as backing vocalists for Soft Cell, they started producing their own music in 1982. The highlight of their rather short career is most certainly the great Cccan’t you see…

Vicious Pink – Cccan’t You See… (French Extended Mix) (1984)

For all you trainspotters out there, the sample of the main vocal hook can be heard in the impressive Nightmares On Wax – I’m For Real (1990) intro while the backing choir snippet has been re-used in one of my favourite Rave tunes: Set Up System – Factory (1991) (see here for a preview)

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Mar
15
2008
1

World X

per-vivere-meglio.jpg The soundtrack of an unknown comedy to me:
Per vivere meglio, divertitevi con noi.

It’s great Italian Disco.

Angella Dean – World X (1978)

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Mar
14
2008
2

Underwater

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Harry Thumann was a german composer and sound engineer (see his biography). His first LP “American Express” in 1979 included a classic instrumental disco so cosmic with a lot of effects.

Harry Thumann – Underwater (1979)
(Listen to the complete track)

The second LP “Andromeda” is still a synth-pop classic album with such pieces as “Sphinx” his robotic voice and his space guitar solo at the end of the trip.

Harry Thumann – Sphinx (1982)
(Listen to the complete track)

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Mar
12
2008
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Mar
12
2008
2

Cuffs

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I simply cannot stop listening to this one. The lead synth reminds me of moody things in the vein of the great MC1; which means it is über good according to my own standards.

Ali Renault – Cuffs (2007)

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Mar
12
2008
1

Obaa Sima

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It could have been an early Chicago House tune from circa 1986, except that it is African and likely produced quite recently (in fact I really don’t know).
The track comes from the blog Awesome Tapes From Africa (the name says it all).
No artist bio, no nothing. Grab the tape duplicate from the address above quickly, before it disappears as fast as it came out of thin air…

Ata Kak – Obaa Sima (?)

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Mar
12
2008
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Hot On The Heels Of Love

page73a.jpg A fairly lighthearted electronic track from the original band of Chris & Cosey, used to be versed in things more Industrial.

Throbbing Gristle – Hot On The Heels Of Love (1979)

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Mar
10
2008
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Co-Co Boy

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This minimalist but very funky tune was the main theme for the strip tease sequences in a French TV show called Co-Co Boy. It was broadcast throughout the early 80s on saturday on prime time (!) television – only female topless mind you, no full frontal nudity. But yes: it was not restricted to adult viewing only.

Jean Schultheis – Playmate (1982)

This theme is in fact the instrumental-only section of another song, named Bébé Bop, from the same artist and released the same year. This specific version has been a bit slowed down compared to the original, some extra moanings and whispered vocals have also been added on top.

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Mar
10
2008
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Disco Machine

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A projection from computer scientists in the 50s of what a ‘home computer’ might look like by the year 2004.

Electronic System is the pet project of Daniel Lacksman, better known as one third of the mighty Telex. With the likes of Giorgio Moroder or Kraftwerk (to name only the obvious ones), it is blatant that Dan and his MiniMoog helped shaping the sound of modern Electronic music as we know today. It is also crystal-clear that everything really skyrocketed during this specific period.

The Disco Machine LP was released in 1977, about one year before Telex was officially formed.

Electronic System – Flight To Tokyo
Electronic System – Cosmos Trip
Electronic System – Flight To Venus
Electronic System – Sailing To An Unknown Planet
Electronic System – Time Trip
Electronic System – Rock Machine
Electronic System – Back Home

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Mar
10
2008
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Voyage

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A sleek and bright ‘souvenir’ from the late 70s. IMO the highlight of their career is definitely the critically acclaimed Souvenirs.

Voyage – Souvenirs (1978)
Voyage – Follow the Brightest Star (1982)
Voyage – Let’s Get Started
(1981)

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Mar
09
2008
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1972

Ape Into Jam – 1972 (2007)

The first solo release of Jamie from Cage & Aviary including a long cosmic sound with that ”sticky whistle” at about 11 minute.

Others tracks for the label Dissident :

Cage & Aviary – Giorgio Carpenter (2007)
Cage & Aviary – Television Train (2007)

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