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Various - Close to The Noise Floor - SOLID COMPILATION


Various - Close to The Noise Floor - SOLID COMPILATION

Postby anemiccinema » Fri May 20, 2016 5:30 pm

Close to the noise floor is an awe inspiring collection of post-punk -proto-synth noise that will impress even the most enduring of 80's electronic collectors.
There are surprises everywhere in this well curated er um shall I say manifesto. that pins down the genre in a lifetime.
Electronic music is my passion and this collection threw many exciting tracks at you. When I saw Gerry and the Holograms on the tracklisting I was sold as findinga digital copy of that track has been a scratchy absurd adventure.
The tracklisting of this 4 CD set speaks for itself - odd electronic from the early 80's UK.
Think Elephant Table meets Some Bizarre meets Life at the Top.
For me CD 3 was the best treat here-- which is comprised of an entirely instrumental selection(save for some garbled processed indistinguishable
throat tones from Ron Berry) but the mysterious hauntingly hypnotic Adrian Smith - "Joe Goes to New York" floored me..think Demdike Stare/ John Carpenter/Clock DVA collaboration howdid I miss this track in the 80's-
To package these amazing tracks together they are put in a CD Book style with full informations on the artists + pictures and artwork.
This is a true piece of art and no doubt my favorite release of 2016.

http://www.cherryred.co.uk/two-years-in ... -in-april/

Track Listing:

DISC ONE:
1. FIVE TIMES OF DUST – Computer Bank
2. THE KLINGONS – R.A.M.
3. CHRIS AND COSEY – Re-Education Through Labour
4. MALCOLM BROWN – Sedation Strokes
5. STORM BUGS – Little Bob Minor
6. THOMAS LEER – Tight As A Drum
7. BLANCMANGE – Holiday Camp
8. INNER CITY STATIC – Fractured Smile
9. WE BE ECHO – Sexuality
10. BOURBONESE QUALK – God With Us
11. NAGAMATZU Faith
12. O YUKI CONJUGATE – Disco Song
13. BRITISH ELECTRIC FOUNDATION – Optimum Chant
14. KEVIN HARRISON – All Night Long
15. VOICE OF AUTHORITY – Stopping And Starting

DISC TWO:
1. COLIN POTTER – I Am Your Shadow
2. BRITISH STANDARD UNIT – D’Ya Think I’m Sexy?
3. FIVE TIMES OF DUST – The Single Off The Album
4. SPÖÖN FAZER – Back To The Beginning
5. GERRY AND THE HOLOGRAMS – Gerry And The Holograms
6. THE PASSAGE – Drugface
7. JOHN FOXX – A New Kind Of Man
8. 100% MANMADE FIBRE – Green For Go
9. THOSE LITTLE ALIENS – Sentimental
10. FINAL PROGRAM – Protect And Survive
11. THE HUMAN LEAGUE – Being Boiled
12. INSTANT AUTOMATONS – New Muzak
13. CULTURAL AMNESIA – Materialistic Man
14. WORLDBACKWARDS – (Leaving Me) Now
15. ALAN BURNHAM – Music To Save The World By
16. ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK – Almost
17. EYELESS IN GAZA – Kodak Ghosts Run Amok
18. SCHLEIMER K – Broken Vein
19. NATIVE EUROPE – The Distance From Köln

DISC THREE:
1. ZORCH – Adrenalin (Return of the Elohim Pt 1)
2. SEA OF WIRES – Robot Dance
3. RON BERRY – Sea Of Tranquility
4. MFH – Mistral
5. ADRIAN SMITH – Joe Goes To New York
6. MARK SHREEVE – Embryo (Extract)
7. EG OBLIQUE GRAPH – Triptych
8. CARL MATTHEWS – Encounter
9. PAUL NAGLE – Ynys Scaith
10. O YUKI CONJUGATE – Sedation
11. KONSTRUKTIVIST – Western Vein
12. ATTRITION – Dead Of Night (Excerpt)

DISC FOUR:
1. THROBBING GRISTLE – What A Day
2. A TENT – No Way Of Knowing
3. PORTION CONTROL – Go For The Throat
4. DC3 – Eco Beat
5. RENALDO AND THE LOAF – Dying Inside
6. BLAH BLAH BLAH – In The Army
7. LEGENDARY PINK DOTS – God Speed
8. MUSLIMGAUZE – Muslin Gauze Muslim Prayer
9. SUISSE – Live At Longborne
10. ALIEN BRAINS – Menial Disorders, Extract B2
11. STORM BUGS – Himeal (And She Blew)
12. THIRD DOOR FROM THE LEFT – In The Room
13. AL ROBERTSON – Dignity Of Labour
14. bcGilbert, gLewis, russell Mills – Mzui (Extract)
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Re: Various - Close to The Noise Floor - SOLID COMPILATION

Postby yipyipcoyote » Sun May 22, 2016 4:33 pm

Just received this a few days ago and only finished one CD so far.

Would have been perfect if the stereo mix of the original Circus of Death was included, instead of Being Boiled. Oh well..
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Re: Various - Close to The Noise Floor - SOLID COMPILATION

Postby anemiccinema » Sun May 22, 2016 6:44 pm

yipyipcoyote agreed-- in fact Human League is one of my all time favorite bands and I thought "Being Boiled" was a weak selection to put in this compilation.
I would have preferred they had put in a track from The Future - like "Dance Like a Star" or "Looking for the Black Haired girls"...
The other thing is that The Blancmange rarity they selected from Irene and Mavis EP-- they should have gotten a better copy as it is an obvious Vinyl transfer since you hear the static pops etc--- though again all these can be easily overlooked as it is a very solid collection and the surprises are pure treats... Hope you like Disc 3 as much as I did.
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Re: Various - Close to The Noise Floor - SOLID COMPILATION

Postby Frank_Chickens » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:40 pm

Any compilation that contains the Instant Automatons is fine with me.
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Re: Various - Close to The Noise Floor - SOLID COMPILATION

Postby yipyipcoyote » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:15 pm

The follow up to this comp - Noise Reduction System - looks promising too
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Re: Various - Close to The Noise Floor - SOLID COMPILATION

Postby Barmy » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:28 pm

Brilliant. THIS is NW!
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