Thursday, 23 October 2008

R. Stevie Moore - Hobbies Galore His Best Sixteen (Lostfrog 2005)

Before I post another SR compilation I just have to give you this link to this free compilation of the D.I.Y. King R. Stevie Moore. has made this available and it's full of fantastic pop. A really good start to the world of R. Stevie Moore.

1. I Wanna Hit You
2. Puttin' Up The Groceries
3. Don't Let Me Go To The Dogs
4. I Go Into Your Mind
5. Play Myself Some Music
6. Schoolgirl
7. I've Begun To Fall In Love
8. Ethan Sequence
9. I Want You In My Life
10. Why Should I Love You
11. I Hope That You Remember
12. Norway
13. Sort Of Way
14. Dewey Decimal System
15. I Wish I Could Sing
16. Hobbies Galore

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Read about R. Stevie Moore here and here

Friday, 17 October 2008

SR5 (Synthesizers Rules 1978-1983) - Various Artists

This compilation has the strange synth stuff. It's not industrial more on the popside of weirdness. Actually it's a lot of fun. Here it is anyway.

1. D'ya Think I'm Sexy?/Hybrid Kids
2. Picassos on the Wall/Van Kaye + Ignit
3. Cardboard Lamb/Crash Course In Science
4. Let's Kill Each Other/Surplus Stock
5. Sentimental/Those Little Aliens
6. Party/Polyphonic Size
7. 12-Bar-64/AD Conspiracy
8. Pulp Baby/Systematics
9. Beak/Monitor
10. In The Army/Blah Blah Blah
11. Gerry and The Holograms/Gerry and The Holograms
12. Constantinople/The Residents
13. My Life 1.2.3/Picky Picnic
14. Get Away Dark Side/Roter Rot
15. Midnight Train/Ende Shneafliet
16. The Asthma Game/Brian Brain
17. Time/Minny Pops
18. Precious/I.U.D.
19. Nothing There/Easter and the Totem
20. It Never Rains In Outer Space/Futurhythm
21. Get Away Wisdom/Zyx
22. Ecraser La Vermine/Ptose
23. Paedophile Information Exchange/Esplendor Geometrico
24. Ringing In The Sane/Ceramic Hello
25. The Model/Snakefinger

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SR4 (Synthesizers Rules 1978-1983) - Various Artists

Number four looks at the Germans. It's some fun stuff here and again wonderful pop. And absolutely no Body!

1. Kebabtraume/D.A.F.
2. Da Vorne Steht Ne Ampel/Der Plan
3. Wir Sind Glücklich/Stahlnetz
4. Ich Komme Aus der DDR/Gleitzeit
5. Erde 80/Christog Glowalla
6. Deutsches Mädchen/The Actor
7. Deutschland Brennt/D.U.R.
8. Sentimental/Träneninvasion
9. Weißes Haus/Monopol
10. Die Gesunden Kommen/Die Gesunden
11. Tausend Jahre/Zwischenfall
12. Berühren/Profil
13. Spiegelbild/Gorilla Aktiv
14. Macht Mich Gluecklich Wie Nie/Palais Schaumburg
15. Raumkrank/Im Namen des Volkes
16. Die Wespendomina/Die Dominas
17. Rosa Brille/Deutsche Schäferhunde
18. Verlangen/Matthias Schuster
19. Fluß/Rheingold
20. ..Und Es Geht Ab/Piefke & Pafke
21. Fred Vom Jupiter/Die Doraus & Die Marinas
22. Jupp Pütta/Bottroper Hammerchor
23. Angriff Auf's Schlaraffenland /Die Radierer
24. Hiroshima/Säurekeller
25. Der Kommissar/The Wirtschaftswunder

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SR3 (Synthesizers Rules 1978-1983) - Various Artists

The next one out in the SR series has the French (well some are actually Germans) in focus. New Wavish and some instrumental but still very pop. Voila!

1. Mercenaire Solitaire/Moderne
2. Poupée De Circe, Poupée De Con/Jeanette und das Land Z
3. Pilotes/Performance
4. Rien Ne Va Plus/Bal Paré
5. Exposition Partie 5/Phillippe Laurent
6. So Young But So Cold/KaS Product
7. Disco Rough/Mathematiques Modernes
8. Pakmovast/Telex
9. Generator (Laserbeam)/Tim Blake
10. Magic Fly/Space
11. 20h25/C K C
12. La Machine à Rêver/X Ray Pop
13. Pretty Day/Marie Moor
14. Ersatz/Guerre Froide
15. La Manege/Pavillon 7b
16. If I´m Not A Killer/End Of Data
17. Visions/Fall Of Saigon
18. Your Passion/Martin Dupont
19. Carnival/Metal Boys
20. Euroman/J.J. Burnell
21. S.O.S. Mannekin/Taxi Girl
22. Touche Pas Mon Sexe/The Comix
23. La Transformation/Guyer's Connection
24. Cocaina Vitamina/ADN CKrystall
25. Cosmic Race/Rockets

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Read more about French New Wave here

Friday, 10 October 2008

SR2 (Synthesizers Rules 1978-1983) - Various Artists

Here is the second SR compilation. It's focused on English speaking vocals.

1. The Human Factor/Music For Pleasure
2. No Turning Back/Shox
3. Digital Dance/Anti Matter
4. What Good's A Hit Song/Tone Set
5. Nowhere/Snowy Red
6. Elevator/Iko
7. 10th Planet/Solid Space
8. Personal Surrender/Andrew Horrey
9. Science Fiction/Alan Burnham
10. Justice Not Vengeance/A Popular History of Signs
11. Riot Squad/Vice Versa
12. Love Is Strange/Ciaran Harte
13. Bizarre Disco/Interior
14. The Cabinet/Das Kabinette
15. The Future Now/Psychic Youth
16. A.G.N.E.S./1000 Ohm
17. Destitution/Camera Obscura
18. Unfamiliar Room/Testcard F
19. See No Reason/Metropolis
20. In Ultra Violet/Cinema 90
21. Do Not/Instant Music
22. Computer/The Microbes
23. Direct Lines/The Electronic Circus
24. Justification/The Metronomes
25. Big Man/Plus Instruments

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SR1 (Synthesizers Rules 1978-1983) - Various Artists

This is what I've been doing lately. Listening to old synth stuff. It started this summer after I made the shoegazer compilations. I wanted to do a playlist for myself with new wave post-punk synth like Tuxedomoon, Cabaret Voltaire and so on. Soon I found myself in a sea of minimal wave, flexipop compilations, french new wave, and rare synth singles. It was wonderful! Anyway it's a jungle out there and here is the best (I think) of what I found. If you want to know and hear more you should visit blogs like Viva flexipop, Mutant Sounds, Soundhead, Saltyka, Minimal Wave, Old Punks Analog Cyberpunk Page, Phoenix Hairpins to name a few. It's alot good stuff out there. I'm a sucker for pop so it tends to lean on the popier side. So without further a do. Here's the first of the SR (Synthesizer Rules) compilations. Enjoy!

SR 1
1. New Machine/Tuxedomoon
2. TVOD/The Normal
3. Something Came Over Me/Throbbing Gristle
4. Kick That Habit Man/Monte Cazazza
5. Private Plane/Thomas Leer
6. Day Breaks, Night Heals/Thomas Leer and Robert Rental
7. Double Heart/Robert Rental
8. Back To Nature/Fad Gadget
9. Definition Of Honour/Second Layer
10. Blank Clocks/The Future
11. The Dignity of Labour (part 1)/The Human League
12. Stay With Me Tonight/Alex Fergusson
13. I Think I Think Too Much/Ed Sirrs
14. Living In A Vacuum/Higher Primates
15. Love By Number/Ash Wednesday
16. Memphis, Tennessee/Silicon Teens
17. Mekano/SPK
18. Nag Nag Nag/Cabaret Voltaire
19. Digital Stimulation/The Units
20. King of the Rumbling Spires/The Fast Set
21. Sleep Don't Talk/UV Pop
22. Sleep/Voice Farm
23. Keep Your Dreams/Suicide
24. Heartbeat/Chris & Cosey
25. Underpass/John Foxx

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