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Posts tagged ‘synthpop’

Back to Wax #37: Spaced out

September 24th, 2018

Sometime back around the turn of the Millennium, I was scouring the dank and dodgy recesses of fileshare networks for an art-synth obscurity from an early Eighties Boston duo. It eventually turned up as part of a “minimal synth” compilation branded after the long defunct Flexipop fanzine. Further digging revealed there were roughly three dozen […]

Do K-Tel #18: Modern Dance (1981)

September 26th, 2017

Because of the ominously impending Halloween Countdown, this will be the last installment of this feature until November. That’s kind of a lucky break for me, though, because it also happens spotlight the only K-Tel compilation in my stack that hasn’t yet been discussed. I’m hoping to replenish the reserves during the break. If that […]

2600 RPM

August 2nd, 2016

There are those who choose to surf the zeitgeist, and there are those who grab hold of it with both hands in hopes of forcing it to submit to their will. I’ll leave it for you to decide which of those camps Alexis Atari fell into. He and his label were confident enough to spring […]

Song for Sunday #132

March 22nd, 2015

Spandau Ballet – To Cut a Long Story Short

Song for Sunday #111

September 28th, 2014

Class Action – Blast Off Proof that there’s gold in them thar stacks of new wave obscurities. It has all the makings of a Top 40 pop hit, approved but the 1984 release date was a year or so past the point where that could have realistically happened.

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