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Category Archives: Electro

The Other People Place – Eye Contact

Sublime Electro as imagined by Detroit Techno; from the prolific, mercurial, and sadly missed James Stinson of Drexciya fame. This is from the 2001 album ‘Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café’, which is as magnificent throughout as this track would suggest. Go seek.

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Autechre – Chatter

Some Acid Electro from Autechre in their early days; off of the Warp compilation ‘Artificial Intelligence II’ (1994).

LFO – Simon From Sydney

Crisp, cubic Electro from the Leeds Techno duo’s absolute classic album, 1991’s ‘Frequencies’. Stunning stuff from 2 guys and their hardware from back in the day.

A Number Of Names – Sharevari

1983 Electro from the Detroit outfit ‘A Number Of Names’. This was, quite frankly, one of the essential blueprints for Detroit Techno and future dance music. This fits nicely into the pared down, future Disco sets that Magda likes to spin, and this track is a favourite of hers and manages to still rock the floor.

Arthur Russell – Let’s Go Swimming (Walter Gibbons Mix)

Some excellent alt-Electro moves from Arthur and Walter circa 1986. You know the drill.

Black Dice – Snarly Yow

The opener from the bands 2005 album ‘Broken Ear Record’ set out the stall for their new direction post-drummer; which means busted, whacked out Electro on a serious dose of Psilocybin. Wonder at the mashed-ness of it all.

Soft Cell – Memorabilia

Here’s the extended 12″ version of the band’s Electro-Pop track from their 1981 debut album ‘Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret’. Great stuff that was a tougher, darker cousin of the band’s contemporaries Depeche Mode and The Human League.

Autechre – Laughing Quarter

A track from the bands 1997 EP ‘Envane’, which was the forerunner to their incredible album later that year, ‘Chiastic Slide’; an album where the hulking rigidity of ‘Tri Repetae’ started to loosen and melt before our eyes. This particular track has some traces of Aphex DNA in it; all spluttering Drill ‘n’ Bass inflected Electro and burbling analogue shenanigans. All hail Autechre.

Liaisons Dangereuses – Los Niños Del Parque Original 12 inch Version 1982)

Proto-Electro/Techno from Beate Bartel (Mania D, Einstürzende Neubauten) and Chrislo Haas (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft), released in 1982. Seminal etc.

 

Aphex Twin – Xepha

Gloomy Electro-Techno from Richard D James’ 1993 EP ‘On’. Dario Argento at a Rave, possibly.

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