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Various Artists - Prophecy + Progress: UK Electronics 1978 - 1990 Vols.1+2 [CD]

Peripheral Minimal

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Format: CD
Catalogue No.: PM332CD
Barcode: 5050580793200
Release Date: 18 Nov 2022
Genre: Industrial

01: Lomticks of Time - Clock DVA
02: Idol - Vice Versa
03: Number Five - Colin Potter
04: Vision Speed - Konstruktivists
05: Rabies - Naked Lunch
06: Automation - Five Times of Dust
07: Women - Schleimer K
08: Conversation With - V-Sor X
09: Beast of Burden (feat. 2006 Remaster) - Attrition
10: Too Hot - David Harrow & Peter Hope
11: Total Shutdown - John Costello
12: Further and Evident Meanings - T.A.G.C.
13: 12am and Looking Down - John Avery
14: Primarily - P.Hope_R.Deluxe
15: DAZ - The Future
16: Practically Isolate - Neu Electrikk
17: Womb - Steve Parry + Colin Potter
18: 23 Skidoo - Eric Random
19: Dimensions Of Design - Illustration
20: Phase One - Final Program
21: Follow - Ian Boddy
22: Jaws Of The Living - Malcolm Brown
23: Second Sight - Stress
24: Saved - Red Fetish
25: No Songs Tomorrow - UV PØP
26: Invisible (Live at the V2 Club, Den Bosch) - Hula
27: Shutdown - Bourbonese Qualk
28: Island of Real - Steve Parry

Following on from 2018's LP "V/A "Prophecy + Progress: UK Electronics 1978 - 1990" LP. Peripheral Minimal is proud to present PM332CD, a double CD containing all the original tracks from Volume I and a further 13-tracks for Volume II. Both volumes contain a bonus track. The whole package contains 2 x CDs in a lavish 8-page booklet designed by Jason B. Bernard and Oleg Galay, and is limited to 500 copies. A limited edition set will also be available: containing the CD, t-shirt, badge and postcard.

"Peripheral Minimal is proud to present, 'V/A Prophecy + Progress: UK Electronics 1978 – 1990 LP', a thirteen-track compilation that represents the burgeoning Electronic music scene in the UK.

This isn't simply another synthpop compilation, or some nostalgic frippery, but an eclectic mix of acts that were experimenting with newly available technology at a time when the punk scene had imploded and the music press was busy coining new genres as an attempt to continue its legacy, although synth-pop in part arose from punk rock, it abandoned punk's emphasis on authenticity and often pursued a deliberate artificiality, drawing on the critically derided forms such as disco and glam rock. Although electronic experimentation had been explored in the decades before, it was still considered 'alien', "eerie, sterile, and vaguely menacing", and even downright, 'austere and fascistic'.

It may have taken the likes of Gary Numan or Depeche Mode et al to switch the record buying public to synthesizer music, but bubbling underground were a myriad of experimenters recording in relative secrecy in Industrial cities like Sheffield or post-war London, at a time when the Tories came back into power and utterly altered the political landscape, and produced a generation of, 'Thatcher's Children' (selfish, arrogant and materialistic). The antidote seemed to be quiet rebellion in the shape of dark and alienating soundscapes by acts that are now considered 'pioneers', or achieving cult status, in a new era of throwaway pop and trite 'new wave' impersonators.

Many of the acts herein will be familiar with followers of synth or industrial music, some perhaps lesser known. We've also included slightly 'later' works by artists that were already firmly established in the early 80s as a comparison, and for the pure arrogance of it. It's an attempt to rekindle those heady days of experimentation and to encourage new generations to rebel and forgo the fashionable posturing that comes with anything vaguely 'interesting'." - Original text from Vol.I

More From This Artist: Attrition Clock DVA Colin Potter David Harrow David Harrow & Peter Hope Eric Random Final Program Five Times of Dust Hula Ian Boddy Illustration John Avery John Costello Konstruktivists Malcolm Brown Naked Lunch Neu Electrikk P.Hope_R.Deluxe Peter Hope Qualk Red Fetish Schleimer Steve Parry Stress T.A.G.C. The Future UV PØP V-Sor X Vice Versa

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