John Foxx – Hiroshima Mon Amour (1977)


‘Hiroshima mon amour’ was written by John Foxx and Billy Currie, and initially recorded and performed by their band Ultravox! in 1977. One recorded version of the song is a romantic electronic ballad, notable for showcasing an early use of the Roland TR-77 drum machine in popular music. Ultravox! also recorded a different arrangement of the song, in an aggressive punk style. This version was covered by the band The Church on their all-covers, garage-inspired album “A Box of Birds” (1999). Another version combining both approaches was recorded by Jan Linton on his King Records (Japan) released Japan-only album “Planet Japan” in 2004. The song is still performed live by John Foxx with his current group John Foxx and the Maths.

Roedelius – Lustwandel (1981)


Lustwandel is an amazing experimental atmospheric effort from Hans-Joachim Roedelius, a master of the art. There is nothing beyond this man’s reach. These unique compositions have character, charm, and grace that separate them from standard e-music and avant-garde fare. Roedelius uses gentle acoustics and silence as integral elements of his sound design. He segues within his atmospheres seamlessly. The sound is distinct and fresh. Only Roedelius can sound like this. He has achieved a status that few others have. He is in a league with Brian Eno, Steve Roach, Robert Rich, and Robert Scott Thompson.

Clark – Unfurla (2014)


“Music is like sculpture. It’s like trying to capture a moment of ultimate momentum, and distill it forever” – Clark, August 2014

‘Unfurla’ appears on an eponymous album to be released through @warp-records on November 3rd.

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