Chemicals Made From Dirt – Oriental Television

oriental television

In the fall of 1978 two students from Long Island, Mark Riegner and Doug Milman formed together with David Martin the no wave/punkwave band Chemicals Made From Dirt. They called it “an avant absurd experiment…We liked the idea of breaking down meaning to the point of abstraction and then reinterpreting it based on personal associations and meaning rather than having any absolute meaning. Eventually we got stuck in our own muck, but of course we always were!” Oriental Television was released on vinyl by Biro-Mino (115) in 1980.

Tracks:

  1. Oriental Television
  2. Bachelor Party
  3. Beatniks (Lookin For Tourists)
  4. Uh-Oh

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The Human League – The Dignity Of Labour Pts. 1 – 4

The Dignity Of Labour

The Human League are an English electronic new wave band formed in Sheffield in 1977. The only constant band member since 1977 is vocalist and songwriter Philip Oakey. Originally an avant-garde all-male synthesizer-based group, The Human League evolved into a commercially successful synthpop band under Oakey’s leadership. All four parts are instrumental pieces of electronic music. These are loosely tied together with a story depicting the construction of the Vostok 1 spacecraft, as well as the launch of the rocket and the pioneering Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin into space. The cover art depicts Gagarin, having just landed on earth, about to receive a medal of honour. At the time of release, the record contained a free single on Flexidisc which featured a recording of the band members and Bob Last discussing whether or not to include a Flexidisc, the benefits and detractions of including a Flexidisc, and what the Flexidisc should contain (in homage to the film, Dark Star). Later they talk about Yuri Gagarin, Yuri Gagarin having tea after landing Vostok 1. The Dignity Of Labour Pts. 1 – 4 was released on vinyl + flexi by Fast Product (VF.1.) in 1979.

Tracks:

  1. The Dignity Of Labour Pt. 1
  2. The Dignity Of Labour Pt. 2
  3. The Dignity Of Labour Pt. 3
  4. The Dignity Of Labour Pt. 4
  5. The Dignity Of Labour Fexi

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