sabato 14 luglio 2007
Informatics - Accident In Paradise 12" 1985
Seminal analog sounds from Australia
The band started in 1981 in the basement of an art school in when two art students, Michael Trudgeon and Valek Sadovchikoff shared the same sonic space and found a common love of sweeping oscillators. They were soon joined by Steve Adam and Ramesh Ayar. Ramesh wrote several songs with Informatics but soon moved on to other passions. Philip McKellar joined the band in 1983. Informatics were seduced and fascinated by the capabilities of analogue synthesizers. In early performances, long before the advent of samplers, rows of synthesizers were patched together to create unique percussion and instrumentation solely generated by analogue synthesis. Informatics held a fascination for contemporary visual art and moving images and this led to several concerts where the live performance was accompanied by a large screen format video.The production elements in the videos reflected Informatics philosophy on sound composition: the footage was entirely pirated from television ads, manipulated and then collaged to create new narrative that reinforced the music.
In 1983, Informatics released a 4 track, Dezinformatzia, but all tracks were recorded between January and November 1981 using 4- and 2- track recorders. In Australia it was frequently played on alternative and college radio stations, but the conservative mainstream showed no interest. In Berlin on the other hand there was already a culture of electronic music literate fans and Proximity Switch, later renamed Accidents in Paradise got onto the mainstream charts in late 1985.
A1 Proximity Switch (Accident In Paradise)
B1 Hungry Pets
B2 Satellite To Russia
Last Chance Records LCR 002
Thanks to Andreas Herz for the professional master audio quality ripping
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