Tag Archives: 1982

Landscape Are Preparing Comprehensive Boxed Set Of God With “Landscape-A-Go-Go”

Last week I received an email from commenter Richard Anvil who managed to strike gold in his internet travels. We share many music obsessions and the great Technopop band Landscape was among them. He ran across a current Landscape website … Continue reading

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Cherry Red Issuing New Musik 4xCD Box With All Three Albums + More

We’ve always got time for New Musik; Tony Mansfield’s enormously appealing Technopop project that happened at just the right time in the ’79-’82 period, where analog synths were jostling up against new digital technologies like sampling to give him a … Continue reading

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Essential Logic’s “Logically Yours” Boxed Set Compiles Lora Logic’s Career and Brings It Up To Date [part 2]

The next album was the “Aerosol Burns” And Other Misdemeanours” collection. This was a collection of the ten A/B-sides from 1978 and 1981 not already accounted for on the first two LPs. “Aerosol Burns” was the debut, which felt like … Continue reading

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Essential Logic’s “Logically Yours” Boxed Set Compiles Lora Logic’s Career and Brings It Up To Date [part 1]

One of the fascinating players in the Post-Punk explosion was Lora Logic [a.k.a. Susan Murphy] who was moved to join X-Ray Spex as a teenager after seeing their want ad in the UK press. Like few female musicians of the … Continue reading

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40 Years Of Spoons “Arias + Symphonies” Demands Close Inspection of Canada’s Best Album [part 4]

[…continued from last post] Some songs are simply so splendid that they inhabit a level of emotional sweep that few others can reach. “Nova Heart” is one such song. Beginning with an insouciant 808 rhythm, the deception of its casual … Continue reading

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40 Years Of Spoons “Arias + Symphonies” Demands Close Inspection of Canada’s Best Album [part 3]

[…continued from last post] “One In Ten Words” was an effervescent blend of synths with the Jupiter IV’s arpeggiator getting plenty of use in adding melodic filigree throughout this song, and as we’ll hear, the album to come. A rhythm … Continue reading

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40 Years Of Spoons “Arias + Symphonies” Demands Close Inspection of Canada’s Best Album [part 2]

[…continued from last post] The band planned on recording two songs for a dance single that their label had suggested. The songs in hand were “Symmetry,” and the intended B-side, “Nova Heart.” Producer John Punter arrived in the middle of … Continue reading

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