Listen to the songs that inspired the collection.

 

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.