Tag Archives: Synth Pop

Comix LP


Good luck trying to find any kind of info on this French synth pop duo Comix on the interweb. They had a song featured on BIPPP (French Synth Wave Compilation) that came out a few years back. And this is the only LP they ever released. The extravagance of early French synth pop is put on display here. Robotic synths, flanged out guitars, and vocals that sound somewhere between Kraftwerk and Devo. Futuristic pop and computer ballads….come see about Comix.

Link: COMIX LP

A1 Walkman Video
A2 L’Amour C’est Magique
A3 Le Jeu De La Vérité
A4 Touche Pas A Mon Sexe
B1 L’été De Mes 14 Ans
B2 Top Model
B3 Toi Et Le Petit Prince
B4 L’amour Gratuit
B5 Pomme D’api

I bet even the Mighty Orbots listened to Comix…

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MATHEMATIQUES Modernes – Les Visiteurs Du Soir


More “cold wave” transmissions from Europe in the early 80’s. French synth-pop that is PURE GOLD…straight pirate’s booty! There’s not much info floating around about this group, but who doesn’t like mystery. Some tracks like “Jungle Hurt” are smooth like Sebastien Tellier while others spin a “motor-disco” feel which stimulate the limbs. At times there is a very playful showtunesy side to Mathematiques Modernes which will consume you.  Freshness maintained for over 25 years and not due to spoil anytime soon. Get it get it….

Link: Mathematiques Modernes – Les Visiteurs Du Soir
Tracklist
1. Paris Tokyo
2. TV Night
3. A + B = C
4. Jungle Hurt
5. Disco Rough
6. Boy Be My Toy
7. Réponds-Moi
8. Athletical Mystery
9. TV Night (Instrumental)

Here’s a taste of what’s in store for ya…

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Morgan Geist presents UNCLASSICS


So this thing has been floating around since 2004, not fresh off the presses…but anyhow it’s a MUST HAVE. If you don’t have it already, get it now. It’s quite possibly my favorite obscure disco mix/compilation put out so far. It will amaze all the synth pop, italo disco, and electro funk heads. I think we’ve played almost every one of these tracks on the radio show…been boogie’n to this one for over 4 years and it’s still hasn’t gotten old. Listening to this mix is like attending an “interstellar disco” themed opera and then going to the technicolor afterparty on some hovercraft cantina. Yeah that sounds about right….

Here’s what the Village Voice had to say bout it:
Most tracks inevitably read somehow as cute and boppy. The genius of “Unclassics”, though, is that it is not a collection of cute little boppy weird-disco tunes; unfailingly, Morgan Geist‘s selections find Italians, Russians, Canadians, and others using low disco to attain distinguished results. The effects are rarely achieved with song lyrics or, for that matter, chords; these are songs in love with single-note synth melodies leanly phrased and recorded. They take dulcet neon-analog shape in the air above the beats as though they were previously silenced singers who’d just commandeered microphones and burst free. “Unclassics” is not Eurodisco lost in its own obscurity. It upends the rule book of taste.

Link: MORGAN GEIST PRESENTS UNCLASSICS

Tracklist
1. Untro
2. Discotheque – Disco Special
3. Zodiac – Pacific
4. Pluton & Humanoids – World Invaders
5. Unrhythm Trax – Humanoid Beat
6. Margueritas – Margherita (Hot Edit)
7. Eurofunk – Manshortage (Eli-173 Edit)
8. Victor – Go On Do It (Radio Version)
9. Plastic Mode – Baja Imperial
10. Dance Reaction – Disco Train (Morgan Geist Caboose Mix)
11. Purple Flash Orchestra – Freedom Now (Break Edit)
12. Purple Flash – We Can Make It (Instrumental)
13. Gaz Nevada – Special Agent Man (Female Version)

Number 6 is a remix of this slappin track

Haha…and just for kicks, here’s the Purple Flash track with vocals. Get loose

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