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Head Noise Dive Deep Into Synthpop For “Head Noise VS Metric Squid” Cassette

Head Noise: Head Noise VS Metric Squid – UK – CASS [2023] I somehow missed last April’s “Scram” EP from Aberdare’s finest Synth Punk combo, Head Noise. But at least I’m under the wire to discuss their upcoming cassette release … Continue reading

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Yukihiro Takahashi: 1952-2023

We were blindsided by more sad news on Friday night. Yukihiro Takahashi, the drummer and vocalist of Yellow Magic Orchestra dies at the age of 70, after a two years of dealing with brain cancer. I was aghast to note … 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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REDUX: Scarcity vs. Ubiquity: The Rise And Fall Of Synthpop [part 1]

June 25, 2015 It was back in the late 70s when I began to notice a change in the perception of synthesizers among musicians in the Post-Punk era. In 1977, Punk Year Zero, synthesizers were viewed with much suspicion as … Continue reading

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Want List: Cherry Red’s “Musik Music Musique” Box Tantalizes With Technopop

Various: Musik Music Musique – UK – 3xCD  [2020] Disc One Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark : Messages Zeus: Musik, Music, Musique Fad Gadget: Coitus Interruptus Xynn: Computed Man Rod Vey: Metal Love Gina X Performance: Vendor’s Box Our Daughter’s … Continue reading

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Record Review: Trees – Sleep Convention DLX RM [part 1]

Trees: Sleep Convention DLX RM US CD [2018] Come Back Shock Of The New Delta Sleep No Stranger Midnight In America 11:00 A.M. Wildwood India Gotta Moon Red Car Come Back (Alternate Version) 11:00 A.M. (Alternate Version) Fire Never Believe … Continue reading

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Record Review: Our Daughters Wedding – Digital Cowboy

Our Daughters Wedding: Digital Cowboy US EP [1981] Target For Life Red Alert Lawnchairs Dance Floor No One Is Watching Here was another record I read about in the pages of Billboard prior to its release. The 1980 indie 7″ release … Continue reading

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