Barry first found music when he borrowed his sister's record collection when he was about eight and was hooked. When Caroline started it was a new beginning, and he listened to all the stations, but Caroline was his favourite by far. Later he became a singer in a band, then started doing discos when he was 18. He joined Caroline in 1977, touring the country with the Caroline Roadshow for 10 years, having great fun. Barry helped with tender trips and worked on the Ross Revenge in '84 and '85. ...
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A much gentler mix this time. Starts at a fast pace but slows progressively until the final reverb drains away.
- Ritual Howls — “Nervous Hands”, 2016.
Ritual Howls drape their songs in baroque, tenebristic tones that paint uncomfortable soundscapes. Here, the mournful guitar suggests a night in the desert you’ll be lucky to escape.
- For Against — “Amen Yves”, 1990.
Lonesome, alienated post-punk that lulls the listener into a somnambulistic state with its delicate guitar work and trance-inducing structure. An act of subversive musical beauty.
- The Murder Mystery — “Pavement Angels”, 2018.
Luscious, string-laden post-punk that falls far to the left on the melodic and smooth side of the spectrum without losing its urgency.
- Heaven 17 — “Let Me Go (Extended Version)”, 1982.
Best described with this comment from YouTube: “This is not a song this a vibrating masterpiece”.
- Psyche — “The Saint Became a Lush”, 1993.
Psyche wove new wave, 4AD, industrial and new beat into some of the most insistent, skulking, claustrophobic noir disco of the entire decade.
- Philadelphia Five — “BongaWalk (Mix II)”, 1988.
Critically underrated and criminally unknown new beat act Philadelphia Five released only a handful of tracks, but they all punch nicely on the darker side. This, a percussive workout, highlights their immaculate production skills.
- Nitzer Ebb — “Let Your Body Learn (Instrumental)”, 1987.
The slowed down BPM of the instrumental lets this song occupy the space it deserves: off the stage and into the bedroom.
- Rotersand — “Hot Ashes”, 2020.
Let’s get right to the point: fascists should have their heads stomped. Preferably during this track’s bassline breakdown.
- Coil — “Who’ll Tell”, 1992.
Among their epics and opuses, Coil offered us a collection of tiny golden library of short, sly and secretive tracks. This is one of their best.
- Little Computer People — “Sea of Love”, 2001.
Delicate early aughts electro that survives the musical wasteland of that decade through timeless pure good taste in production.
- Ghost Cop — “Enhance”, 2018.
Modernizing the electro synthpop sound, Ghost Cop architect a dense maze of ultraviolet neon and digital dissolution that shimmers like petrol on wet pavement.
- Riki — “Spirit Of Love”, 2020.
Riki invite us into her prismatic world of re-retro-rehash-remix of new-old-new-again sounds and it’s a place we don’t want to leave.
- Tears For Fears — “Head Over Heels”, 1985.
The masters of iconic 80s songcraft.
- Topographies — “In Crept Doubt”, 2020.
One of this generation’s rising stars, Topographies dwell in a shadowy corner between shoegaze and post-punk that refracts light and sound in all kinds of interesting ways.