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Close To The Noise Floor - Formative UK Electronica 1975 - 1984

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Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
4
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Available
Release Date:
01-06-2018
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5013929102491
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Box Set
Catalog Number:
CRCDBOX24
Close To The Noise Floor - Formative UK Electronica 1975 - 1984
Close To The Noise Floor - Formative UK Electronica 1975 - 1984

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Two years in the making, Close To The Noise Floor is a 4CD, 61-track set exploring the origins of electronica in the UK. Featuring tracks from key figures on the cassette label underground alongside early releases by future stars of the movement, this is part primitive rave, part synthesiser porn & part history lesson. Enthralled by the mysterious electronics of Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, Gong & German Kosmische artists such as Tangerine Dream, Harmonia & Cluster, & inspired by the DIY ethos of punk, a quiet revolution took place across the UK in the late 70s & early 80s. The rise of the microchip & the advent of affordable synthesisers enabled countless artists for whom guitars, drums & bass had become old hat, & in grubby bedsits, unremarkable living rooms & art school halls across the British Isles, UK electronica was born. Exploring every corner of this fascinating & often overlooked chapter in musical history. For proto synth-pop look no further than 100% Manmade Fibre & Spoon Fazer, whilst British Standard Unit & Five Times Of Dust lay out techno templates which wouldn't take full form until many years later. Elsewhere, the synthesiser laden ambient music of Zorch & the found sound collages of A Tent sit comfortably alongside early forays by familiar names - Blancmange, The Human League, OMD & Throbbing Gristle - in over four hours of futurist, entirely modern music.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Computer Bank - FIVE TIMES OF DUST
  3. R.a.M. - THE KLINGONS
  4. Re-Education Through Labour - CHRIS AND COSEY
  5. Sedation Strokes - MALCOLM BROWN
  6. Little Bob Minor - STORM BUGS
  7. Tight As a Drum - THOMAS LEER
  8. Holiday Camp - BLANCMANGE
  9. Fractured Smile - INNER CITY STATIC
  10. Sexuality - WE BE ECHO
  11. God With Us - BOURBONESE QUALK
  12. Faith - NAGAMATZU
  13. Disco Song - O YUKI CONJUGATE
  14. Optimum Chant - BRITISH ELECTRIC FOUNDATION
  15. All Night Long - KEVIN HARRISON
  16. Stopping and Starting - VOICE OF AUTHORITY
  17. I Am Your Shadow - COLIN POTTER
  18. D'ya Think I'm Sexy - BRITISH STANDARD UNIT
  19. The Single Off the Album - FIVE TIMES OF DUST
  20. Back to Beginning - SPOON FAZER
  21. Gerry and the Holograms - GERRY AND THE HOLOGRAMS
  22. Drugface - THE PASSAGE
  23. A New Kind of Man - JOHN FOXX
  24. Green for Go - 100% MANMADE FIBRE
  25. Sentimental - THOSE LITTLE ALIENS
  26. Protect and Survive - FINAL PROGRAM
  27. Being Boiled - HUMAN LEAGUE
  28. New Muzak - INSTANT AUTOMATIONS
  29. Materialistic Man - CULTURAL AMNESIA
  30. (Leaving Me) Now - WORLDBACKWARDS
  31. Music to Save the World By - ALAN BURNHAM
  32. Almost - ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK
  33. Kodak Ghosts Run Amok - EYELESS IN GAZA
  34. Broken Vein - SCHLEIMER K
  35. The Distance from Koln - NATIVE EUROPE
  36. Adrenalin (Return of the Elohim Pt 1) - ZORCH
  37. Robot Dance - SEA OF WIRES
  38. Sea of Tranquility - RON BERRY
  39. Mistral - MFH
  40. Joe Goes to New York - ADRIAN SMITH
  41. Embryo (Extract) - MARK SHREEVE
  42. Tripych - EG OBLIQUE GRAPH
  43. Encounter - CARL MATHEWS
  44. Ynys Scaith - PAUL NAGLE
  45. Sedation - O YUKI CONJUGATE
  46. Western Vein - KONSTRUKTIVIST
  47. Dead of Night (Excerpt) - ATTRITION
  48. What a Day - THROBBING GRISTLE
  49. No Way of Knowing - A TENT
  50. Go for the Throat - PORTION CONTROL
  51. Eco Beat - DC3
  52. Dying Inside - RENALDO AND THE LOAF
  53. In the Army - BLAH BLAH BLAH
  54. God Speed - LEGENDARY PINK DOTS
  55. Muslin Gauze Muslim Prayer - MUSLIMGAUZE
  56. Live at Longborne - SUISSE
  57. Menial Disorders, Extract B2 - ALIEN BRAINS
  58. Himeal (and She Blew) - STORM BUGS
  59. In the Room - THIRD DOOR FROM THE LEFT
  60. Dignity of Labour - AL ROBERTSON
  61. Mzui (Extract) - BCGILBERT, GLEWIS, RUSSELL MILLS
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