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I remember I taped a TTF (90s scottish rave PA) set off the radio when I was bout 14 and they did a cover of a song called Supernature. I always thought it was an original, but it's not it's this, which is now a firm favourite.

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Oh, also, you might like this amazing Aeroplane remix of the single from Grace Jones' last album (from about 2008 I think?). I got a major 'Supernature' vibe off it. Something about the sound of Grace's voice over the Italo-alike arpeggio synths, very similar to what Cerrone achieved on their song:

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I absolutely adore everything about this one. Insanely energetic and the videos so well put together - and not even remotely safe for work.

Early 90s, late 80s Japanese films, man :)

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A related track

Miami Vice vibes up the swanny!

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Oh shit, part of this album is actually on the Hotline Miami 2 soundtrack :)

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Love those Carpenter Brut EPs. Just listening to them now on Spotify and off to buy them.

Google play is the cheapest at £2.99 each, they're a fiver on iTunes.

Does anyone know what bit rate downloads from Google play are?

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Carpenter Brut is exactly the kind of thing I'm always trying to find more of, but I only seem to come across something as good every couple of years. It's absolutely bang on in terms of the sound I really love.

I think it has a similar feel to Drink The Sea by The Glitch Mob. Their latest album isn't half as good though.

Does anyone else have any recommendations for similar artists/albums?

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I think it has a similar feel to Drink The Sea by The Glitch Mob. Their latest album isn't half as good though.

Does anyone else have any recommendations for similar artists/albums?

Thanks for the mention of Glitch Mob! Beasting drums! Track 2 was a neighbour killer!

The vids one big massive tribute to the same director, his most famous one was called Gonin so I started there. Its where most of the shootouts and club scenes are from - plus its got a bit part from Beat Takashi :D

I really want to find out where the Cronenbergesk stuff with the pistol melting through the guys head comes from but im not there yet :)

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Oh my god, Yelle has a new album out and it contains what's surely the cheesiest best synthpop song of the year so far. Listen, listen.

God, posting this in here feels a bit like bringing a King's Cross escort on a date to a terribly sophisticated rllmuk dinner party i.e. quite mischievous.

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This is most excellent.

http://forgottenillusions.bandcamp.com/

The Forgotten Illusions project is the brainchild of an artist you probably know albeit unwittingly as he, together with Stephen Falken, forms the the duo, The Outrunners. With its classic architecture, this multi-faceted first record can be viewed as much like an album as a collection of compositions steeped in rich electronic influences

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Continuing with the 'albums which are not 100% synth-y, but have some tracks worth sharing' theme. Here are a few highlights from two albums from 1984 that I've been enjoying recently.

Dan Seigel is a pianist/composer, but his earliest work in the mid eighties was predominantly electronic. This particular album, called "Another Time, Another Place" is very much of its time, with some very light jazz and new age elements, but the more I listened to it the more I liked it. It has very strong melodies throughout. Album playlist on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCHP-ii1uLUyExsUSTDY5fQISdZSVo-yE

Dark Star

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hqlqFD4HYk

A Sentimental Memory

Echoes by Wally Badarou has a fairly tropical/balearic theme, with a little bit of funk and early 4/4 rhythms. Endless Race and Chief Inspector are the best tracks, which handily follow each other at the start of this video of side 2 of the LP.

Echoes Side 2: Endless Race / Chief Inspector / Waltz / Jungle / Rain

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