Thursday, August 19, 2010

comp: Synthetic Romance (Ebony Records)


No clue how known this was before a few months ago, but it has most definitely made a lasting impression on me. (Thanks to Dark Entries for digitzing.) An outerworldly mix of futuristic synth pop covering a wide range of emerging acts from 1982. The back cover reads:
“Synthetic Romance – for people wanting a collection of modern and futuristic music. The groups are varied, from all parts of the country and all walks of life, with one thing in common – the synthesizer – perhaps the most sophisticated instrument of our century.
After spending a few months with this comp it's really hard to pick a favorite, or even a couple to post, but Factor 10's "Ever Since You Went Away" is a monumental jam that I haven't been able to kick, much the same as Those Attractive Magnets "Fade Into Silence." A sampling below, but you might as well just DL the whole thing. (Courtesy of Dark Entries)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Truth (who became sort of bad synth-rock by the late '80s) and Roman Holiday (pretty fun) are the only names I recognize.