Electrical Language ~ Independent British Synth Pop: 78-84 (4CD)

Various Artists

of discs
5
Stock Status (?)
In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
Dance, Electronic
Label
Cherry Red
Released
May 31, 2019

Format: Compact Disc

£29.79

 

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.4CD / 80 track set exploring the independent side of the UK's post-punk synth-pop boom..From household names and scene legends to underground outsiders and bedroom experimenters..Hardback book format includes over 12,000 words of sleevenotes (including artist-written pieces), introductory essay by Dave Henderson and period imagery..Key tracks and hidden gems from Mute Records, Rough Trade, 4AD, Survival Records, Cherry Red and a host of essential independent players. .Produced by the team behind the critically acclaimed 'Close To The Noise Floor' series and a number of other essential box sets.The year - 1978. The mood - revolution. The latest addition to the musician's sound palette - the synthesiser. And so a new sound was born, and one which would free pop music from its guitar dominated tradition into something with a bright new future which would write itself. Almost overnight, via a handful of key single releases, the big bang of punk produced something the kids called 'synth-pop'. The clue was very much in the name.A broad church from the outset, this synth-pop movement wasted no time in embracing players from all corners of the musical dressing up box. From guitar groups drafting in a keyboard playing friend and the progressive rockers using their expensive banks of electronics in new ways to the modernists and the Thatcherists, full of unabashed aspiration, and the punks - arguably the purest punks of them all - who discarded the guitar and the drum kit overnight in their pursuit of something fresh that their generation could truly call their own. All were welcome, and all contributed to the many different directions synth-pop would mutate in over the coming five or six years. 'Electrical Language' captures this time and place in microscopic detail. The uptempo would-be hits with suburban nightclub aspirations, the science and technology enthralled proto-techno workouts and the otherworldy experiments are all here, sitting comfortably amongst each other in some cases, jostling for position as the bestvtrack of the genre/era.

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Key Value
Catalogue number CRCDBOX77
Barcode 5013929107700
Number of items 5
Packaging type Box Set
Imported No
Weight 225g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Windpower - Thomas Dolby -
2. Science Fiction - Alan Burnham -
3. Warm Leatherette - The Normal -
4. Stay With Me Tonight - Alex Fergusson -
5. Tarantula - Colourbox -
6. Fantasy - 100% Manmade Fibre -
7. Bandwagon Tango - Testcard F -
8. Electrical Language - Be-Bop Deluxe -
9. The World - Dalek I -
10. Honour Among Thieves - Chain Of Command -
11. Red Frame/White Light - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark -
12. Red Castles - The Legendary Pink Dots -
13. Lifes Illusion - Ice The Falling Rain -
14. The Human Factor - - Music For Pleasure -
15. She's An Image - Poeme Electronique -
16. Iâ™m Thinking Of You Now - Box Of Toys -
17. The Planet Doesn't Mind - New Musik -
18. Hope Deep Inside - Schleimer K -
19. The Distance From KÖln - Native Europe -
20. Technical Miracle - Voice Of Authority -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Circus Of Death - The Human League -
2. Xoyo - The Passage -
3. Crowds - A Popular History Of Signs -
4. October (Love Song) - Chris And Cosey -
5. Feel So Young - Laugh Clown Laugh -
6. Croatia - Basking Sharks -
7. Mr Nobody - Thomas Leer -
8. Ricky's Hand - Fad Gadget -
9. Hypnotic Rhythm - Local Boy Makes Good -
10. Drowning In Berlin - The Mobiles -
11. Even Now - Edward Ka-Spel -
12. Lying Next To You - Passion Polka -
13. Rabies - Naked Lunch -
14. Do It - The Limit -
15. Work Song - Robert Calvert -
16. Baby Won't Phone - Quadrascope -
17. It Happened Then - Electronic Ensemble -
18. In The Morning - Jeanette -
19. Nightlife - Those Attractive Magnets -
20. My Coo Ca Choo - Beasts In Cages -

Disc 3

Track Listing — Disc 3

Song Title Time
1. Your Love Is Like A Slug - The Bodhi-Beat Poets -
2. Veil Like Calm - Eyeless In Gaza -
3. Destitution - Camera Obscura -
4. Good Times - Drinking Electricity -
5. Happy Families - Zoo Boutique -
6. Feels Like Winter Again - Fiat Lux -
7. Falling Downstairs - Colin Potter -
8. Our Little Girl - David Harrow -
9. It Never Rains In Outer Space - Futurhythm -
10. Zennor - Goat -
11. Videomatic - Final Program -
12. Taddy Up - Pink Industry -
13. You Don't Look The Same - Play -
14. Children Of The Revolution - The Fast Set -
15. Trace Of Red - Two -
16. Lying Here - Shox -
17. Daytime Assassins - The Builders -
18. Beating Heart (12" Version) - Section 25 -
19. Absent Friends - Joe Crow -
20. Jamaica Day - Faction -

Disc 4

Track Listing — Disc 4

Song Title Time
1. Generator (Laserbeam) - Tim Blake -
2. Touch - Lori And The Chameleons -
3. The Secret Affair - Jupiter Red -
4. I'm Your Man - Blue Zoo -
5. Even Roses Have Thorns - Jesus Couldn't Drum -
6. Paint It Black - Techno Pop -
7. Chase The Dragon - Kevin Harrison -
8. Other Passengers - Thirteen At Midnight -
9. Your Voice - Freeze Frame -
10. Stay With You - Time In Motion -
11. Live Wires Kill - The Toy Shop -
12. Surface Tension - Analysis -
13. Time - Paul Haig -
14. Contemplation - Solid Space -
15. Committed To Vinyl - Martin O'cuthbert -
16. Look Don't Touch - Science -
17. The Wishing Tree (Megatree Mix) - Charlieâ™s Brother -
18. Working Model - The Quarks -
19. There's Someone Following Me - Eddie & Sunshine -
20. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - Hybrid Kids -