Various Artists - Musik Music Musique 2.0: The Rise Of Synth Pop - (3CD Clamshell Boxset) - pre-order [2021-10-15]
Various Artists - Musik Music Musique 2.0: The Rise Of Synth Pop - (3CD Clamshell Boxset)
SEQUEL TO THE HUGELY SUCCESSFUL ‘MUSIK MUSIC MUSIQUE’, THIS TIME EXPLORING 1981, THE YEAR SYNTH POP BROKE INTO THE MAINSTREAM.
OVER 50 TRACKS SHOWCASING THE INNOVATION AND EXPLORATION THAT GAVE RISE TO WHAT WOULD BECOME THE DECADE’S PRE-EMINENT MUSICAL FORM.
FEATURING ULTRAVOX, DURAN DURAN, OMD, YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA, DEVO, GINA X PERFORMANCE, FASHIØN, SPANDAU BALLET, SOFT CELL, HEAVEN 17, HAZEL O’CONNOR, YELLO, A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS, TOYAH, KIM WILDE, THE PASSAGE, CHRIS AND COSEY, JAPAN, JOHN FOXX AND COUNLESS OTHER ELECTRONIC LUMINARIES.
PACKED WITH FAMILIAR CLASSICS AND LESSER KNOWN GEMS.
BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE TEAM BEHIND THE CRITICAL AND COMMERCIAL HITS ‘CLOSE TO THE NOISE FLOOR’ AND ‘ELECTRICAL LANGUAGE’!
SLEEVENOTES BY ELECTRONIC SOUND MAGAZINE’S MAT SMITH.
Following 2020’s ‘Musik Music Musique’ set, we present the sequel, this time looking at the electronic pop scene as it evolved from curio and novelty into a major movement and began to dominate the airwaves.
Featuring a plethora of acts who would quickly become household names (many of which endure today) and exploring the wide variety of directions electronic instruments took both the mainstream and independent music in. ‘Musik Music Musique 2.0’ embraces both the pure pop aesthetic of a new generation of aspirational, defiantly polished artists and those who embraced electronic music in the aftermath of the post-punk explosion. From chart bothering, High Street nightclub anthems to self-pressed one-offs and cassette releases, this set provides an overview of the scene as it blossomed and an introduction to a wealth of fascinating, lesser known material.
Wildly eclectic, endlessly innovative and, most importantly, enduringly listenable, ‘Music Musik Musique 2.0’ continues where its predecessor left off, and sets the scene for forthcoming 1982 and 1983 editions.
"Musik Music Musique 2.0: The Rise Of Synth Pop" is out Friday, 15th October 2021 on Cherry Red Records and available for pre-order now.
NB: All products ordered with a pre-order will be dispatched together close to the latest pre-order release date. If you want earlier dispatched for another product then please place separate order(s).
- HEAVEN 17 (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
- SOFT CELL Frustration
- DEVO Through Being Cool
- DRAMATIS Lady DJ
- ANEKA Japanese Boy
- RICHARD BONE Alien Girl
- NEW MUSIK Twelfth House
- A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS Talking
- VIRNA LINDT Young And Hip
- THE PASSAGE Taboos
- TOYAH Thunder In The Mountains
- DURAN DURAN Khanada
- SECOND LAYER In Bits
- ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK Souvenir
- THE FALLOUT CLUB Wonderlust
- ANALYSIS Surface Tension
- YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA Cue
- GINA X PERFORMANCE No GDM
- DRINKING ELECTRICITY Random Particles
- HAZEL O'CONNOR (Cover Plus) We're All Grown Up
- ROD VEY Brave New Modern World
- THOSE FRENCH GIRLS Close-Up
- KIM WILDE Cambodia
- THOMAS LEER West End
- VOICE FARM Sleep
- TEARS FOR FEARS Suffer The Children
- JOHNNY WARMAN Will You Dance With Me
- VISAGE Visage
- SPANDAU BALLET Reformation
- BEASTS IN CAGES Sandcastles
- PETER BAUMANN Repeat, Repeat
- JAPAN The Art Of Parties
- FASHIØN Move Øn
- NATASHA I Can't Hold On
- CHRIS AND COSEY This Is Me
- SCHLEIMER K Nevermore
- YELLO Bostich
- NAKED LUNCH Slipping Again
- AK-47 Stop! Dance!
- ZEUS Cowboy On The Beach
- BLUE ZOO Love Moves In Strange Ways
- MYSTERY PLANE Something To Prove
- JOHN FOXX You Were There
- PORTION CONTROL Brix
- B-MOVIE Nowhere Girl
- ULTRAVOX I Remember (Death In The Afternoon)
- THE LIMIT OK Go
- EROGENOUS ZONES Say It's Not So
- FACTION Wrong Again
- ALAN BURNHAM Music To Save The World By Science Fiction
- EYELESS IN GAZA The Eyes Of Beautiful Losers
Format: 3CD Album
Label: Cherry Red Records
Release Date: Friday, 15th October 2021