Thursday, December 10, 2009

Classic Electronic Albums - Art Of Noise - Who's Afraid of the

This has got to be one of my all time favorite albums. A true classic!
Released in 1984, wow that seems so horse 'n' cart now, this album was THE Fairlight CMI album with top notch writing, sampling and production. You will hear cars starting, tennis matches, aircraft flying, wooden rulers used for bass lines, orchestral stabs, , church bells, footsteps, thunderstorms and so much more!

Its a great combination of avant electronics fused with pop sensibility. Its abstract and it works.
Moments in Love was probably the most well known of the tracks but not the strongest track in my opinion. Close (To the Edit) with its car samples, orchestral stabs and reversed shouting female along side huge drum sounds made this an amazing release. 10/10

As a heads up: And what have you done to my body god is a 4 CD release with only tracks, remixes and demos form this classic album.

Taken from Wikipedia
Art of Noise (also The Art of Noise) were an avant-garde synthpop group formed in 1983 by producer Trevor Horn, music journalist Paul Morley, and session musicians/studio hands Anne Dudley, J.J. Jeczalik, and Gary Langan. The group's mostly instrumental compositions were novel melodic sound collages based on digital sampler technology, which was new at the time. Inspired by turn-of-the-century revolutions in music, the Art of Noise were initially packaged as a faceless anti- or non-group, blurring the distinction between the art and its creators. The band is noted for innovative use of electronics and computers in pop music and particularly for innovative use of sampling.

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