Various Artists - Musik Music Musique 2.0: The Rise Of Synth Pop - (3CD Clamshell Boxset)

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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.

Track Listing

Disc One

  1. HEAVEN 17 (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
  2. SOFT CELL Frustration
  3. DEVO Through Being Cool
  4. DRAMATIS Lady DJ
  5. ANEKA Japanese Boy
  6. RICHARD BONE Alien Girl
  7. NEW MUSIK Twelfth House
  8. A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS Talking
  9. VIRNA LINDT Young And Hip
  10. THE PASSAGE Taboos
  11. TOYAH Thunder In The Mountains
  12. DURAN DURAN Khanada
  13. SECOND LAYER In Bits
  14. ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK Souvenir
  15. THE FALLOUT CLUB Wonderlust
  16. ANALYSIS Surface Tension

Disc Two

  1. YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA Cue
  2. GINA X PERFORMANCE No GDM
  3. DRINKING ELECTRICITY Random Particles
  4. HAZEL O'CONNOR (Cover Plus) We're All Grown Up
  5. ROD VEY Brave New Modern World
  6. THOSE FRENCH GIRLS Close-Up
  7. KIM WILDE Cambodia
  8. THOMAS LEER West End
  9. VOICE FARM Sleep
  10. TEARS FOR FEARS Suffer The Children
  11. JOHNNY WARMAN Will You Dance With Me
  12. VISAGE Visage
  13. SPANDAU BALLET Reformation
  14. BEASTS IN CAGES Sandcastles
  15. PETER BAUMANN Repeat, Repeat
  16. JAPAN The Art Of Parties
  17. FASHIØN Move Øn
  18. NATASHA I Can't Hold On

Disc Three

  1. CHRIS AND COSEY This Is Me
  2. SCHLEIMER K Nevermore
  3. YELLO Bostich
  4. NAKED LUNCH Slipping Again
  5. AK-47 Stop! Dance!
  6. ZEUS Cowboy On The Beach
  7. BLUE ZOO Love Moves In Strange Ways
  8. MYSTERY PLANE Something To Prove
  9. JOHN FOXX You Were There
  10. PORTION CONTROL Brix
  11. B-MOVIE Nowhere Girl
  12. ULTRAVOX I Remember (Death In The Afternoon)
  13. THE LIMIT OK Go
  14. EROGENOUS ZONES Say It's Not So
  15. FACTION Wrong Again
  16. ALAN BURNHAM Music To Save The World By Science Fiction
  17. EYELESS IN GAZA The Eyes Of Beautiful Losers

Format: 3CD Album
Barcode: 5013929111592
Label: Cherry Red Records
Release Date: Friday, 15th October 2021

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