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TEC’s 25 CLASSIC STANDALONE SYNTH SINGLES

Standalone-singlesThe single is the lifeblood of pop music, serving the purpose of a trailer to an artist’s new album or as an entity on its own. The non-album single first came to prominence with THE BEATLES and THE WALKER BROTHERS.

All the singles listed here were released in 7 inch format and not included on any of the artist’s original edition albums in the UK.

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CLOSE TO THE NOISE FLOOR Formative UK Electronica 1975-1984

CLOSE TO THE NOISE FLOOR artworkTwo years in the making, ‘Close To The Noise Floor’ is a Cherry Red Records compilation which binds together many of the formative roots of UK electronic music.

It mixes up recognised artists such as THE HUMAN LEAGUE, BLANCMANGE, BEF, OMD and THROBBING GRISTLE side-by-side with those that for a variety of reasons,

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BLANCMANGE Commuter 23

BLANCMANGE Commuter23BLANCMANGE have had a busy couple of years, what with the ‘Semi Detached’ in the Spring of 2015 and the magnificent ‘Nil By Mouth’ in the Autumn of the same year.

‘Commuter 23’ follows BLANCMANGE ‘s recent releases rather quickly, heralding the new era of Neil Arthur’s reign,

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TRAIN TO SPAIN Interview

Train to spain 2015 gigSweden’s TRAIN TO SPAIN finally released their debut album ‘What It’s All About’ in 2015, having issued music in a variety of different line-ups since 2001.

Featuring singer Helena Wigeborg and instrumentalist Jonas Rasmusson, ever keen to move forward and enrich their sound, TRAIN TO SPAIN have now been joined by Lars Netzel.

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TEC’s 2015 End Of Year Review

System100 CakeThe user manual for the Roland System 100 semi-modular synthesizer profoundly stated “there are no illegal connections…” – and in modern electronic music, that is still the case with the accomplished artists of today very much connected to the synth pioneers of yesteryear like KRAFTWERK,

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