Archive for the 'new wave' Category
A brief track from the Scottish songsmiths which has been ably employed in ambient mixes by those in the know, including Jon Marsh (of Beloved fame) on his simply sublime Travelogue mix. Perhaps this was the beginning of the habit amongst eighties ‘rock’ artists of including a leftfield slab of ambience tucked away on an album? Always exciting to discover an album that you’ve previously only recognise from the artist or the songs that were released as singles, has something completely different in pace and vibe tucked away unobstrusively in the middle of the B-side. Long may I continue to discover them.
Strange quirky track, the way the male vocals are delivered can take some getting used to but it’s a fun latin disco tune. Play it to folk who don’t take themselves or the music they listen to, too seriously.
This was a winning mix in the Discogs Mix Tournament and deservedly so. Although I didn’t like all the tracks on this mix and not convinced the mix title accurately reflects what the mix is about, it’s out-and-out eclecticism and the transitions between the disparate styles are just amazing, e.g. Kraftwerk into U2 plus Alan Vega into the B-52’s Queen Of Las Vegas which prompted me to buy the album it’s from.
Tracklisting from DJHistory
Rupert Hine – Samsara
Peter Gabriel – We Do What We’re Told (milgram’s 37)
Talking Heads – Listening Wind
Porter – Champagne and Valium
Jean-Michel Jarre – Diva
Landscape – Computer Person
Aural Exciters – Emile (Night Rate)
The Beatniks – Ark Diamant
B.E.F. – Groove Thang
Fujiya & Miyagi – Cassettesingle
Kraftwerk – Antenna
U2 – Bullet the Blue Sky
Ultravox – Monument
Front 242 – Art and Strategy
Sheila Chandra – Missing the Voice
Alan Vega – American Dreamer
B-52’s – Queen of Las Vegas
David Bowie – African Night Flight
The Human League – The Black Hit of Space