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Postby cs15 » Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:56 am

Do we not have an Erasure thread in the music section? Anyway I couldn't find one. Moderator feel free to delete this one if there is another Erasure thread.

Vince Clarke Top 10 Tunes including an 'exclusive' iMIx here:

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article2733051.ece
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Postby orac » Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:28 pm

You may have your wish granted - your Mod is a huge Erasure fan ;)

Personally though, I think people need to start focussing on all the great new electro acts out there.


2007 has been a really vintage year for UK music but you woudn't think it reading this forum.

The Roisin Murphy thread should be buzzing and I can't see any mention of Electrobelle's Mirrorball in here. It is probably one of the best tracks this year.


Come to the UNDO EY album launch next Jan in Reading and you'll see how great they are :)
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Postby JJ » Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:56 pm

orac wrote:Personally though, I think people need to start focussing on all the great new electro acts out there.

2007 has been a really vintage year for UK music but you woudn't think it reading this forum.

Thing is, Rob, as you know this forum is dedicated to one particular band which, for better or worse, is predominantly regarded as an 80's band (through their own fault, not releasing much etc etc). It isn't like your site, which has widened its focus in the last year.

I'm more than happy for discussion of old music to sit alongside the newer stuff. But no-one can ever say for sure what others will consider good or bad, like Roisin Murphy, and therefore how successful or not a thread about them will be.

The last "new" band I've really embraced (in more ways than one...;)) is Client, and let's face it, they'll have been going for 5 years next spring. I haven't heard anyone new since they came on the scene that holds a candle to them, imho.


Anyway, back on topic: there was a thread about the new Erasure album, but not about them generally.

Next year will be a quiet one on the Erasure front. I was talking to AB after the RAH gig, and basically he was looking forward to taking some time off.

That top 10 list is bollocks. 1 - it doesn't include the best song of all time (Only You); 2 - it says things like "Winter Kills - Another Moyet composition, given a spooky and spectral setting by Clarke" - my arse, Alison played the piano in it. Other than that there's a drum, and that's it. 3 - it includes the dull as ditchwater Ship Of Fools. That list was written by a moron.
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Postby kraftwerkdave » Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:00 pm

....and they didn't even include anything from the Chorus album. Still in my opinion the most consistant and innovative album they've done. Especially considering the mad rules Vince imposed on himself: analogue only, no chords and no drum machines (although he broke this one on a couple of tracks ;))
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Postby kraftwerkdave » Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:46 pm

I've just come across this via the EIS forum. db, get your cheque book out ;)

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Vince-Clarke-Studio-For-Sale
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Postby orac » Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:49 pm

Good points JJ.
OMD could also be viewed as an 80's band like the League - but the people over there are embracing all the new electro.
Client are still great and they've pulled off a master stroke in getting Marsheaux to support them in Germany.
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Postby mikeypblueremix » Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:13 pm

JJ wrote:That top 10 list is bollocks. 1 - it doesn't include the best song of all time (Only You); 2 - it says things like "Winter Kills - Another Moyet composition, given a spooky and spectral setting by Clarke" - my arse, Alison played the piano in it. Other than that there's a drum, and that's it. 3 - it includes the dull as ditchwater Ship Of Fools. That list was written by a moron.

Agree on all points, though I really like 'Winter Kills'. And to second KWD, where was 'Chorus'?
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Postby Pauline » Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:55 pm

orac wrote:OMD could also be viewed as an 80's band like the League - but the people over there are embracing all the new electro.

As are most (all ??) of us on here !!!
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Postby basildon bond » Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:33 pm

So we can expect a large turnout from the Secrets Massive (remember that phrase anyone) for Rob's forthcoming EY soiree in Reading then..... unlike the Marsheaux event.
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Postby Pauline » Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:50 pm

I don't think anyone needs to turn up to an EY event to prove that they like *new electro* :lol:

I'd love to go, but my time off at work is limited (as in - exam time, registration time etc etc). We'll see when it's scheduled :)
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Postby JJ » Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:54 pm

I don't mind saying I'm NOT into much new electro. As I already said, the last new one I liked was Client. And I can't remember the one before that to be honest. Musically, I still live in 1983. :)
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Postby mikeypblueremix » Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:33 pm

I expect to see this spray-painted everywhere throughout the United Kingdom...

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Postby octopus » Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:03 pm

JJ- i agree with you neither am i,i don't know why but i just can't get into it,alot of it has to do with it lacking that special something and the vocals are usually dire.
I don't like client either sorry.Bought the first album wasnt blown away,Don't get ladytron bought their first hated it,liked 17 though.

I could get shot down here but i love Fischerspooner both of their album i think are great.
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Postby Louise » Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:29 pm

A fellow fan in Fischerspooner here, Octopus. Aside from the obvious earlier stuff, I also absolutely loved 'Odyssey' - thought it was genius though that part of my head that gets brainwashed might have been a bit affected there!! No, I stand by it being great.

I'm resigned to being stuck in the 80s. Anything new I like seems to have 'that sound' so I figure the originals are the best.

Its called getting older!!! (Who cares though).
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Postby Pauline » Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:54 pm

Louise wrote:Anything new I like seems to have 'that sound' so I figure the originals are the best.

Yup !! I like a lot of new electro stuff, ebm, blah blah. But at the end of the day, mostly that's because it sounds like/they are influenced by etc etc, the stuff i liked in the 80s.
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Postby tall tall tall » Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:58 pm

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Postby basildon bond » Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:31 pm

Mr Tall Tall Tall would seem to have his finger on the pulse ! So check out NUN/ Marsheaux/ Northern Kind - and I recently came across a chap called Dr Universalis, from some place called Sheffield, who seems to like the odd synth or two...
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Postby JJ » Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:44 am

So who saw Mastermind last night?

One of the specialist subjects was Erasure, and she did bloody well - got 17 right, 1 wrong, no passes. She went on to get another 10 in the GK part and won by 4 points - she was well ahead after round 1.

Trying to beat her to the answers I got 16 right - the two I didn't know (she got both right) were one about an Other People's Songs track, and one about uncredited backing vocals on another track. I did get right the one that she got wrong (the name of the Christmas song on Crackers EP) but obviously she had all the pressure on her.

17 in the specialist subject is a great score!

She'd have beaten me in the GK part too - I only got 7, she got 10.
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Postby Pauline » Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:40 pm

KWDave told me about this, but Corrie was on so i didn't turn over :lol:
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Postby cs15 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:10 pm

Wouldn't you just love to knife David to death? I would.
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Postby kraftwerkdave » Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:32 pm

cs15 wrote:Wouldn't you just love to knife David to death? I would.

Why, what the hell have I done now? ;)
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Postby cs15 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:10 pm

:lol:
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Postby cs15 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:06 am

Got this from the Erasure site yesterday:

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-- RememberTheEighties.com - Exclusive Audio Preview

From today (Monday) the excellent RememberTheEighties.com website has an exclusive audio stream of Erasure's 'Stop! (The Vince Clarke Sync 82 Remix)' available for you to listen to via their website.

Sign up to their newsletter for details of their forthcoming Erasure interview and competition.

www: http://www.remembertheeighties.com/

'Stop! (The Vince Clarke Sync 82 Remix)' is one of the tracks featured on Erasure's forthcoming 'Pop! Remixed' EP which is released on the 9th February.

Visit http://shop.lexermusic.com for details on how to pre-order the 'Pop! Remixed' EP (with free postcard) and the 'Total Pop! Deluxe Box-set' (with free 4 track download, 3 postcards & prize draw entry.)

Additional audio / video clips are available at: http://www.totalerasure.com/


-- Erasure Pop! Remixed - Digital Availability

The digital download versions of Pop! Remixed (4 track & 11 track bundles) are available to pre-order from several online digital music retailers, including:

7Digital, Amazon (UK), iTunes (EU/UK/AU) and Play.com (UK).
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I really like the Stop! mix. It seems very 'old school'. I can hardly tell the difference between the original Always & the new mixed version. :)
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Postby One Man » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:09 am

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Postby cs15 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:21 am

It'll be half that price two weeks after release. That's what I'll be doing.
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