First came The Silver Apples, then Suicide,which gave us Soft Cell followed in the UK by a stampede of synth and singer duo's; the singer invariably being androgynous in appearence and behaviour.
One of the superior versions of this template being Oppenheimer Analysis, fronted by the very female voiced Andie Oppenheimer.
The analogue perfection of the synths on this tape is quite something to behold.Best heard on the classic Minimal Wave hit "Devils Dancers".
What's Andie doing now?....are you ready for this?....Andy Oppenheimer AIExpE MIABTI is a UK-based expert and consultant in counter-terrorism and CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear weapons and explosives)......crikey!?....and you thought he'd be on benefits somewhere near Southend on sea?
Apparently he's no relation to the father of the A-Bomb J. Robert Oppenheimer.....but having compared the photo's I suspect he is.
If only J. Robert had spent his time making androgynous minimal synth pop maybe the world would be a safer place?.....probably not?If the two Oppenheimers had swapped places we'd be living in a Nazi super state now, and we wouldn't have ever heard "Devils Dancers"!....if that isn't an argument for Nuclear Weapons I don't know what is.....I'm sure Andy has his views on the subject,especially as he's an expert in such matters?
1 Don't Be Seen With Me 3:16
2 Scorpions 2:43
3 Radiance 4:45
4 Men In White Coats 5:04
5 Modern Wonder 5:04
6 Subterranean Desire 4:17
7 Martyr 5:05
8 The Devil's Dancers 3:07
9 New Mexico 7:53
10 Security Risk 3:11
11 Behind The Shades 6:15
12 Cold War 5:43