Another music format that didn't produce many protagonists in the US of A is yer minimal synth. What you generally got was an electronic version of Punk, like The Screamers,or a twisted version of the R'n'R myth,like the fantastic Suicide; but no cold basslines and minimal electronic noises,set to a simple drum box beat,with a emotionless singer atop. This was the preserve of northern European countries, such as Belgium.
I don't think it resonated with the American psyche. It didn't 'Rock',and was generally negative sounding and claustrophobic.One hope was the most european place in the US....ie New York.Which is where Ken Montgomery ran his record store in the east village called "Generator"......Hence the name Gen Ken! It all makes sense now.
Remarkably, he made some supremely minimal electronic music from as early as 1981,which this Sound of Pig retrospective cassette collects together for us to do android dances to when no-ones looking.......but they always are looking, so don't do it.Dignity is worth more than fun,don't you know that?
|A1||Skip A Beat|
|A3||A Little Okay|
|A5||Stars & Space|
|A6||Man From Mars|
|A7||The Axe Grinds Down|
|Fashion Moda Radio Mix|
|B||Fashion Moda Radio Mix(originally mixed for Isaac Jackson
WBAI NYC 1984)
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