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Not Forgotten: Goldfrapp – Black Cherry

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Not Forgotten: Alison Moyet – Alf

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This 5 track mini-album from 2010 is a synth slice of sonic delight. French electro-pop duo Zombie Zombie, comprising of Etienne Jaumet and Cosmic Neman (though these days they are a trio, having been joined by a Dr. Schönberg) decided to go for the jugular of their influences. Namely the minimal haunting analogue throb of …

From the opening electronic beats of “Crystalline Green”, it was obvious that Goldfrapp’s sophomore album was not going to be a retread of their well received debut. Gone is the epic glacier of sound that represented Felt Mountain, with Black Cherry being something more, a tinnier and grimier sound more attuned to the body (specifically …

It’s one of life’s cruel ironies that some people saw John Foxx as a Gary Numan wannabee, as just prior to his solo emergence, Numan had famously stated in the press that “I’ll never be as good as Ultravox!” He was referring to Foxx’s hideously underrated futuristic glam-rock pioneers, his comment instantly prompting millions to …

“Many sounds have never been heard-by humans:some sound waves you don’t hear-but they reach you. “Storm Stereo” techniques combine singers, instrumentalists and complex electronic sound. The emotional intensity is at a maximum.” So read the bold sleevenotes on this unique release on which David Vorhaus ,an electronics graduate, teamed up with two members of the …

The ‘Back to Mine’ compilations premise was simple. After pummelling your brain to mush in a sweaty club, with four hours of repetitive beats, the DJ in question would invite you back to his pad, where he would show you his gentler side by playing you chilled-out choons, as you melted into his couch, the …

When Alison Moyet launched her solo career, there was no small amount of anticipation. One of the few genuinely standout vocalists on the British Music scene in the early 80s, Moyet had impressed as the voice of Yazoo, with her warm and soulful voice managing to transcend the limitations of synthpop. Moyet was able to …

In the early 80s people wanted Pop Stars and Pop delivered. Debbie Harry, Boy George, Adam Ant, Gary Numan, each one putting their own unique stamp on it, with an unforgettable look. And then along came Phil Oakey, who’d been germinating in a dark world of weirdness. He was androgynous pop perfection; all the girls …

Man In Space With Sounds from Art Mineo

“Straight into the heart of the future!” boasts the narration for the latest LP re-issue of Man In Space With Sounds from Attilio “Art” Mineo, on the opening track “Welcome To Tomorrow”.  Now back on vinyl, it’s probably the most famous and collectible theme park soundtrack. The 12 tracks here were originally written as library …