21st November 2017
Synth-pop, alternative rock, experimental electro, Japanese electronic- you name it it’s on here and was subliminally playing in the background when the current collection came to life.
1. Tones on Tail- Rain
The Liverpudlian band- whose controversial sleeve cover for their debut hit “Lemonstone Desired” made headlines for its raunchy nature.
2. Coitus Interruptus- Fad Gadget
One of the first live recordings of the British electronic musician.
3. Kino (remastered)- Cabaret Voltaire
The Sheffield born band were known for their avant-funk, industrial music and experimental use of a tape recorder.
4. Looking from a Hilltop – Section 25
This is one of the most famous songs from the Manchester based band, signed to the even more famous Factory Records.
5. Bye Bye Bayou – Alan Vega
Both an artist and a musician, Alan Vega was best known for his part in the protopunk group “Suicide.”
6. All Saints Day- Severed Heads
Australian band Severed Heads were originally called “Mr. & Mrs. No Smoking Sign” but changed their name after they deemed it “too ugly.”
7. Moonshake- CAN
CAN are a Krautrock band. Krautrock falls under the German experimental rock genre.
8. Something Scary- Zsa Zsa La Boum
Belgian beats from this acid formation group.
9. Yves Tumor- The Feeling When You Walk Away
Don’t be put off by the name- Yves Tumor’s experimental electronic music lives up to his reputation.
10. Mars- Tomo Akikawabaya
Japanese musician Tomo synth-pop sound started in London where he studied fashion in the late 70’s.