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Missing the 80's?...look no further!,
This review is from: From a to B...Plus (Audio CD)
Great music is forever!..The re-issuing of albums long since forgotten will, hopefully, inject some much needed energy back into music-lovers lives. This album in particular is special for many reasons (1) its bloody inventive (2) its extremely melodic (3)it meant a lot to me as I grew up in the 80's. There is so much in it for praise. The 3 most remebered songs "Sanctuary", "This world of water" and "Living by numbers" capture post-punk delerium and the early-80's obsession with the "synthesiser" (much-maligned in those times). New Musik had a very distinctive sound which was, perhaps, ahead of its time (a la 'dancing Queen') but we were so spoiled with great sounds then that a band like "New Musik" could slip out of our fingers and be gone within 3 years. Admittedly, ABC, Soft Cell, The Buggles and their like were tough competitors and there was no prisoners taken....it was easy to be left behind!
Now in the musically-diminished 2000's we may realise that originality, beat and honesty should be valued and maybe delve into some of the (great) sounds of the past.
This album has a naive but feel-good and honest quality. As they say "they don't make them like that anymore...!"
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Initial post: 9 May 2010 19:36:47 BDT
Susan Green says:
I agree...finally got round to buying the album 3 years ago...the first two songs, Straight Lines and Sanctuary left me in amazement and I listened to it all evening...there is something special about this album.
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