Sunday, September 14, 2008
Landscape began to experiment with computer programmed music and electronic drums in the late 1970s making records in the emerging genres of electronic dance music and synthpop. This Britishish electro/pop/jazz band from London led by Richard Burgess, producer of Visage, King and Spandau Ballet and onetime soft-rocker (as a member of Easy Street).. After the release of their 3rd LP, Landscape became a trio and recorded under the name Landscape III.
The sound is high-tech synth, with a touch of slick and polished Disco. Perfect for sophisticated dance parties, but the songs retain a lyrical cleverness that prevents total bland-out. Not quite an '80s version of 10cc, Landscape played rhythmic rock, but with a heavy dose of jazzy fusion.
Landscape - From the Tea-rooms of Mars...To the Hell-holes of Uranus Lp - 1980 - UK
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Landscape - My Name Is Norman Bates
Landscape - Einstein A Go Go
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