Any colour we likedMusic • Vinyl
Minimal • New wave
02/05/2011, Didier BECU
The German label Anna Logue Records decided to collaborate with the Italians from Mannequin with the main aim to come up with the best from the minimal synthpop/ wave past.
One of the bands they recently picked up are Chromagain from Torino, and you don’t have to have that much imagination to see that this cover has been inspired by New Order’s “Confusion” -12”inch.
This record was originally released in 1985 and featured the mighty sounds from the famous Roland TR-808.
The funny thing about this album is that you hear so many things from the 80’s. “Satisfied” sounds like the mighty Trisomie 21 where as “After the clouds” has the melancholic touch from Sad Lover & Giants…and hey, didn’t we hear echoes from “Kao Bang” by Indochine in “Spot”?
Highlight of the album is without any doubt “Season of steel” which shows how beautiful coldwave can be.
All by all it’s quite funny that back then this band will have been slashed down by the press as they would have been considered as faceless and one of the many. Today we’re in desperate need of such sounds and we call it now something like a classic….yeah, recommended stuff!
Available on vinyl & cd. Cd-version has 5 extra tracks of which some are even better than the original MLP.
ANTAL SZERB • The Pendragon Legend | De Pendragonlegende
JOHN FOXX AND THE MATHS • Interplay
PAUL CHAMBERS • Stations/Absorptions
FABIO ORSI • Wo ist Behle?
MERZBOW & BALAZS PANDI • Live at Fluc Wanne, Vienna 2010/05/18
THE MOON AND THE NIGHTSPIRIT • Mohalepte
ERDEM HELVACIOGLU & PER BOYSEN • Sub City 2064
BLUTENGEL • Uber den Horizont EP
VARIOUS ARTISTS • You Are Here: A Compilation Of LowLands Electronics
HENKE • Seelenfutterung
Same combination of genres: MINIMAL + NEW WAVE
CAWATANA • In The Silver Light (7')
SHE HATES EMOTIONS • See The Light (Single)
ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL • Forbidden Games
UNIDENTIFIED MAN • Identify Yourself
XENO & OAKLANDER • Topiary
VARIOUS ARTISTS • Underground Wave - Volume 5
VARIOUS ARTISTS • Ghosts Of Christmas Past (Remake)
ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL • Shattered Illusion
KINEX KINEX • Polytheistic Christmas
KIRLIAN CAMERA • The Three Shadows
Same genre: MINIMAL
COLIN EDWIN • POINTS OF ORIGIN
STAATSEINDE • Darüber Reden Wir Nicht
MORE EPHEMEROL • Obituary Templates
L'AVENIR • Requiem And Live
STAATSEINDE • Dreiheit
MEAGER BENEFITS • Crawling
RADERKRAFT • Smart Control
MANDIVULA • Nonsens
SELOFAN • Vitrioli
SEMIOTICS DEPARTMENT OF HETERONYMS • Semiotics Department of Heteronyms
Same genre: NEW WAVE
HYSTÉRIE • Deuil
DAGEIST • Sexy
NEW MODEL ARMY • From Here
A CERTAIN RATIO • ACR-Box
VARIOUS ARTISTS • DARKSIDE OF THE CON III
DER KLINKE • Decade
JAPAN • Cries And Whispers (1983-1991)
XTC • What Do You Call That Noise?
SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES • Juju
SIMI NAH • La Terre est Noire