25/02/2013 ’80’s Future’ tracklist

If the 80’s ever left us, they’re certainly back now. A few weeks ago the duo Mushy played a set at local club Boro which could have come from 1983, not 2013. Hypnagogic artists channel sounds from the era, including some perhaps best left there, in their sonic explorations…..
This week’s show featured acts who have remained popular since the early 80’s, alongside others whose music was originally available on cassette or limited editions on vinyl, but who are now gaining greater exposure due to the wonders of the internet and the work of certain dedicated sleuths tracking down worthy sounds from the era…..

1)THE GLOVE – LIKE AN ANIMAL /from ‘Blue Sunshine’/ Polydor 1983
More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Glove
2)WAS (NOT WAS) – TELL ME THAT I’M DREAMING (traditional 12″ mix) /1981, included on the collection ‘ZE30’/ Strut Records
2009    More info: http://www.strut-records.com/content/ze-30-ze-records-story-1979-2009
3)KITCHEN & THE PLASTIC SPOONS – HAPPY FUNERAL /from ‘Best Off’/ originally 1980-81, Dark Entries Records 2013
More info:  http://www.darkentriesrecords.com/now-available-our-first-3-reissues-of-2013/
4)NINE CIRCLES – TWINKLING STARS /1982, from the collection ‘Cold Waves Minimal Electronics’/ Angular 2010
More info: http://www.arc018.com/release/cold-waves-minimal-electronics-volume-1
5)DEAD CAN DANCE – THRESHOLD /from ‘Dead Can Dance’/ 4AD 1984
More info: http://www.deadcandance.com/main/
6)COCTEAU TWINS – MUSETTE AND DRUMS /from ‘Head Over Heels’/ 4AD 1983
More info: http://www.cocteautwins.com/
7)NAGAMATZU – 150 MURDEROUS PASSIONS /from ‘Sacred Islands of The Mad’/originally 1986, Dark Entries 2010
More info: http://www.darkentriesrecords.com/dark-entries-interviews-nagamatzu/
8)BLAINE L. REININGER – MYSTERY AND CONFUSION /1984, included on ‘Auteur Labels Les Disques Du Crepuscule  1980-1985’/ LTM 2008   More info: http://www.mundoblaineo.org/
9)ALTRES – RISE / originally 1984, available on ‘Archives’/ Dark Entries Records 2012
More info: http://www.altres.co.uk/
10)CABARET VOLTAIRE – YASHAR /from ‘2 x 45’/ Rough Trade 1982
More info: http://www.headheritage.co.uk/unsung/review/970/
11)A.R. KANE – BABY MILK SNATCHER /1988, included on ‘Complete Singles Collection’/ One Little Indian 2012
More info: http://indian.co.uk/shop/complete-singles-collection.html

That piece by London duo A.R. Kane, from 1988 but sounding as hypnagogic as many a current track, took us out for another week. Thanks this time are due to several people – Kevin L. Guthrie and Altres, Stephen Jarvis for the Nagamatzu, and Josh Cheon of San Francisco label Dark Entries for the track from the forthcoming  album by Swedish outfit Kitchen & The Plastic Spoons – the help of whom is much-appreciated!
Until next time, wishing anyone reading this many a delightful sonic experience, S.
 

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~ by theshinybeast on February 27, 2013.

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