Monday, June 29, 2009

Pas De Deux

Pas de Deux was a project of Walter Verdin, an art-student who already had a history in music with Specimen & The Rizikoos and as a solo-artist.

PDD represented Belgium for the 1983 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.. The band ended third from last. Nonetheless 'Rendez-Vous' became a big summer hit in Belgium that year. Pas De Deux released one mini-album and a couple of singles.

Quirky No Wave Belpop / Synth pop at its finest

Pas De Deux - Des Tailles LP - 1983 - Belgium

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Sunday, June 28, 2009


I just received this limited edition CD of 1000..

They recorded from 1981 to 1985 and issued three incredibly rare demo tapes. “A Better Spider” compiles the best tracks from those tapes, bringing you some of the best electropop/electrowave music ever coming out of Italy.
If you like flexipop style sounds with from time to time some moody synth tunes in between this is for you...

Carmody - A Better Spider CD - 2009 - Germany

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Thursday, June 25, 2009


Marzio Vincenzi lead and background vocalist originary from Bologna, Italy. Always fascinated by disco music, Marzio Vincenzi, convinced his friend Mauro Malavasi to produce, in 1978, his first record "I'm A Man". The title track, a remake of a Steve Winwoood's piece, had an immediate, favorable outcome. Subsequently, with the advent of what is identified by many like 'rosco music', an hybrid between rock and disco, Macho succeeded to place, in 1980, the album "Roll", containing pieces like "Mother Love (Mama Mia)" and "You Got Me Running", beyond "Roll" itself. |Discogs|

Come get some ulta sleezy overly kitchy rockin Rosco masterpieces..

Macho - I'm a man LP - 1978 - USA


Macho - Roll LP - 1980 - Canada

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Sunday, June 21, 2009


Micky Mike

Real name. Marcel Thiel.

Died, age 52, on 23rd of May 2009 in a Brussels hospital from complications after surgery and a long history of health problems.

Snowy Red was the one-man electronic band of the former Chainsaw guitarist, Micky Mike. With the "Vision" LP and some tracks on the "The Beat Is Over" LP, Snowy Red was, for a brief moment only, a band. After the Belgian New Beat boom, Snowy Red called it quits and Micky Mike disappeared, only for the band to resurface again in 2004 as a duo (with a guitarist) at the Belgian Independent Music festival.

He gave us the classic synth jam Euroshima.

Sorry for the silly vid, but it is sometimes mesmerising.

Snowy Red - Euroshima

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Clap to you Marcel Thiel..

Mark Shreeve

Mark Shreeve is a British pioneer of melodic electronic music. He debuted is music on cassettes of complex electronics redolent of early 80's Tangerine Dream coupled with a melodic pop sensibility..

He also wrote many of Samantha Fox's mid-80s hits!

Part of the intensity of this music is found in tunes like Flagg and The Stand which show that Shreeve was reading horror writer Steven King which no doubt added a bit of darkness and force to the presentation. Another interesting note is that one song, Icon is co-written by Chris Franke who also plays on the song. During that time Franke was still a member of the legendary German band, Tangerine Dream.

Synthrock at its finest!

 Mark Shreeve - Legion LP - 1985 - UK

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Mark Shreeve - Legion

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Friday, June 19, 2009


Hipnosis were a Italo trio in the early '80s, born in Parma and founded by Stefano Cundari. The line-up included Ugo Solenghi and Pauls Sears (that later joined Kirlian Camera). Particularly popular in Germany, thanks to the Vangelis cover of Pulstar.

Awesome Spacey Italo!

Hypnosis Pulstar / End Title (Blade Runner) 12" - 1983 - Germany

Hipnosis - Hipnosis Lp-1984 - Germany

Hipnosis - Droid / Automatic Piano CD - 1987/1993 - Germany

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

400 Blows

I loved them!

Coming together in 1981 in Croydon, London, England under the name of 400 Blows, this versatile ensemble combined funk, reggae, African music and disco. Their obvious influences, in addition to various ethnic styles, included 23 Skidoo and Throbbing Gristle. This electrofunk duo recorded a handful of uptight electronic/industrial jams.

I wish I has some of their LPS!

400 Blows - Pressure 12" - 1984 - UK

400 Blows - Runaway & Breakdown 12" - 1984 - UK

400 Blows - Movin' 12" - 1985 UK

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Elephant Table Album

I forgot about this gem..

This was probably the first over $20.00 CD I purchased back in 1989. Who cares!

The Elephant Table Album: a compilation of difficult music was a 1983 Compilation album, released on Xtract Records. The Double album was compiled by music journalist Dave Henderson following a series of articles by him in Sounds, the British music paper. It was reissued on CD by the same label in 1989, but with the tracks sourced from the vinyl release rather than the master tape,[1] and the number of tracks reduced from 21 to 17.[2] The tracks consisted of a selection by lesser-known experimental, industrial and electronic artists of the period... Wikipedia

Featuring obscure electronic industrial jams by Chris and Cosey, Coil, Bourbonese Qualk, Nurse With Wound, 400 Blows, and many more.

Various - The Elephant Table Album Lp/CD - 1983/1989 - UK

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