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Fashiøn “Fabrique De Luxe” Ultrabox Hits The Streets [part 4]

[…continued from last post] It was time for a change in the program. The pensive mood of “You Only Left Your Picture” was established by sequenced synth loops and distant explosions of synthetic percussion at random intervals; coalescing into a … Continue reading

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Fashiøn “Fabrique De Luxe” Ultrabox Hits The Streets [part 3]

[…continued from this post] The quintessential précis of the Fashiøn sound come down to a single track…”Streetplayer-Mechanik.”Sustained bass notes lasting a bar over a 4/4 Simmons pad beat with a two note synth ostinato set the stage with a taut … Continue reading

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Fashiøn “Fabrique De Luxe” Ultrabox Hits The Streets [part 1]

We’ve been hearing about this for a few years now. The epochal second album by Birmingham’s Fashiøn from 1982, “Fabrique” had been a bolt from the blue that took the high tech production acumen of Zeus B. Held [famed for … Continue reading

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Record Review: Fashiøn – Streetplayer-Mechanik

Fashiøn: Streetplayer – Mechanik UK 12″ [1982] Streetplayer – Mechanik [audiø extra] Mutant Mix Mechanik Dressed Tø Kill [mix] After hearing the first Fàshiön Music album, “Product Perfect” back in 1979, I didn’t expect to hear them resurface again three … Continue reading

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Remastering: Fashiøn – Re-Fabrication

I first heard the Birmingham New Wave group Fashiøn while still at my high school. My high school had a radio station and of course I was drawn to that. The station manager for our 10 watt station dutifully wrote … Continue reading

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