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.










Tracklisting:

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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8 commenti:

Anonimo ha detto...

As a thankyou for this great blog:
translation of the Russian lyrics to the last track, "Satellite To Russia"

"I wanna be a Russian spy
I wanna play a game of war
I wanna be a Russian spy
I wanna catch a pig
Reagan thinks he knows everything
He knows nothing
He's got his nose running since 2nd grade
American fascist!"

Great one imo-)

Vlad, Moscow

Peter M. ha detto...

Thanks-a-lot!!!

Anonimo ha detto...

Vlad, Moscow said:
"He's got his nose running since 2nd grade"

oh no, mr. Peter M, do not believe that moscowers. do newer believe them, you know;) this song is not about mr. Reagan's hard times at primary school))

the corresponding two lines go like this, as i hear:
"A 2nd grade actor (means medium grade, average grade)
He's got his nose running"

taras bulba, ukraine.

Anonimo ha detto...

Great Blog, any chance of reuploading ?

Anonimo ha detto...

Hello,
I am the composer of this track, valekinformatic. This song is a spoof on the cold war between U.S. and Soviets during that time. So really it's the lyrics are the sentiments of someone who is very cynical about the Reagan regime. The direct translation of the verse is:
I want to be a Russian spy
I want to play in this war
I want to be a russian spy
I want to catch that pig
Reagan thinks he knows everything
He doesn't know a thing
A second rate actor
With snot running from his nose.
American Fascist
American Fascist
Contact me at informatics@immediate.com.au or visit our website www.informaticsmusic.com

valek ha detto...

Hello,
I am the composer of this track, valekinformatic. This song is a spoof on the cold war between U.S. and Soviets during that time. So really it's the lyrics are the sentiments of someone who is very cynical about the Reagan regime. The direct translation of the verse is:
I want to be a Russian spy
I want to play in this war
I want to be a russian spy
I want to catch that pig
Reagan thinks he knows everything
He doesn't know a thing
A second rate actor
With snot running from his nose.
American Fascist
American Fascist
Contact me at informatics@immediate.com.au or visit our website www.informaticsmusic.com

jake ha detto...

link seems to be broken. would you please reupload it?

Anonimo ha detto...

thanks so much, i was dying to know what he said. i like it even more now, :P