Various Artists - Soul Jazz Records Presents Two Synths A Guitar (And) A Drum Machine: Post Punk Dance Vol.1 CD/2LP
Soul Jazz Records’ new "Two Synths, A Guitar (And) A Drum Machine" is a new collection of current DIY post-punk shaped by the mutant sounds of no wave, punk funk and New York Noise bands from the late 70s and early 80s that collided with
the world of underground dance music found at the Paradise Garage, Mudd Club in New York City (ESG, Arthur Russell, Bush Tetras, Talking Heads, Suicide, Liquid Liquid).
Other influences cited here include Manchester and Sheffield’s industrial post-punk sounds of the 1980s (Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire, Gang of Four) as well as the 1970s German electronic experimentalism of Cluster, Neu!, Harmonia and Can.
Featured artists from around the globe include Los Angeles DIY band Automatic, New Fries from Toronto, artist/music collaborators Toresch from Germany, Susumu Makai from Japan/UK, Vex Ruffin from the Philippines/California and Madmadmad, Gramme, Tom of England and other UK groups.
That all the bands featured here manage to make distinctive contemporary music out of these 80s roots is testament to the wide range of other music that are seamlessly absorbed into a modern melting pot of sound - hip hop, the electronic European
avant-garde, rave culture and more.
1. Too Much Money [Automatic]
2. Underwater Pyramid [Zongamin]
3. Lily [New Fries]
4. The Balance [Vex Ruffin & Fab 5 Freddy]
5. Somebody Said [Ixna]
6. Dream River [Leroy Duncann]
7. Neon Green [Tom Of England]
8. Tocar [Toresch]
9. La Rivière des Perles [Becker & Mukai]
10. Discolovers [Gramme]
11. Ida [Niagara]
12. Sift Through Art Collecting People [Charles Manier]
13. Baseball Shorts [Black Deer]
14. Hot Disco [Madmadmad]
15. Untitled [Wino D]
About this product: this is available on CD and 2LP formats.
The CD comes in a slipcase.
The 2LP is pressed on heavyweight 'Neon Green' vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves, comes with free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured.