Nov 17, 2010

RhoDeo 1007 Aetix

Hello, after a week of WTF more KLF, time to return back to earth be it to days gone by. When the same music was on most channels radio and tv..when we were one in a musical way. (essentially we have always been one, even if the materialistic world tries to split and label us ever more). Well, my New Wave classics posts were well recieved there is some overlap with the socalled electronic wave that started about the same time but which resulted in more commercial success. The birth of synthesised pop music in the 1980s and ultimately the roots of contemporary electronic dance music.The importance and continued popularity of 80s pop is not to be underestimated, and the emergence of serious synthesised music producers in Kraftwerk, The Human League, Heaven 17, The B.E.F., OMD, Yazoo, Ultravox, Talk Talk, Japan, Devo, Sparks, Gary Numan, New Order and The Pet Shop Boys, all of whom massively pushed the boundaries in experimenting with (mainly) Roland synths in this era, ultimately showed the way for the house and techno producers of the 90s to the present day.

Here's the first installment of a great collector’s package and thoroughly entertaining listen. And i would think a welcome addition/inspiration to anyone planning an 80's party.

VA - Anthem Electronic 80's 1 188mb

01. Ultravox - Vienna (04:37)
02. Gary Numan - Cars (03:33)
03. Soft Cell - Tainted Love - Where Did Our Love Go? [12' Mix] (09:04)
04. Visage - Fade To Grey (03:24)
05. Yazoo - Don't Go (02:48)
06. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Enola Gay (03:28)
07. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart (03:21)
08. Japan - Quiet Life (04:48)
09. Duran Duran - Planet Earth (03:54)
10. The Human league - Being Boiled (03:39)
11. Heaven 17 - Penthouse And Pavement (03:37)
12. Simple Minds - Promised You A Miracle (03:36)
13. Kim Wilde - Kids In America (03:09)
14. Altered Images - Don't Talk To Me About Love (03:46)
15. Fiction Factory - [Feels Like] Heaven (03:29)
16. Art Of Noise - Close [To The Edit] (03:38)
17. M - Pop Muzik (03:52)
18. Jona Lewie - You'll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties (02:59)
19. Gary Numan - Tubeway Army - Are 'Friends' Electric? (04:15)
20. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Maid Of Orleans (03:55)

excuses for the initial visitors duran duran was left behind, reuploaded now
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Ed said...

How could we forget ...
Depeche Mode
John Cooper Clarke
Fad Gadget
Hunters and Collectors.....


the saucer people said...

What an incredible collection of music, one of the most definitive soundtracks of the late 70s/early 80s I have seen actually...and as someone who became a teenager in 1981 many of the tracks have a personal resonance, triggering long forgotten memories of adolescence.

One thing that does amaze me (especially after watching Synth Brittania) is how such beautiful and innovative music was made on such rudimentary equipment (when compared to the technology that is available today) - it is interesting how it is often technological limitation that inspires creativity rather than unlimited technological only has to listen to the music created today to show that sometimes less is more.

Anyway, just wanted to say, I am looking forward to the change in direction rho-xs is taking, I imagine its going to be an interesting journey....