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CLOSE TO THE NOISE FLOOR - Formative UK Electronica 1975-1984

Cherry Red Records



4cd

Released: 29th Apr 2016

£29.99


4 hours of futurist, entirely modern music - 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.

CLOSE TO THE NOISE FLOOR - Formative UK Electronica 1975-1984

Tracklist

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