Various Artists: Close To The Noise Floor: Formative UK Electronica 1975-1984

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)

Credits:
Format: 4 X CD plus booklet . Also issued as double LP.
Release Date:
2016
Label: Cherry Red
Catalogue Number:
CRCDBOX24

Notes:
A 4CD, 60-track set exploring the origins of electronica in the UK with a 48pp booklet with artists' sleeve notes and an essay by Dave Henderson. From the Cherry Red Press Release: "Featuring tracks from key figures from the cassette label underground alongside early releases by future stars of the movement." Alonside the likes of the Human League you get two Storm Bugs tracks as well as Alien Brains, Cultural Amnesia, and Sea of Wires all of whom appeared on early Snatch Tapes compilations. An edited double LP version was also released containing one Storm Bugs track.

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