Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Waves 7. The Day Before You Came 8. I've Seen the Word 9. God's Kitchen That's Love, That It Is Wasted Lose Your Love What's Your Problem Kind All Things Are Nice Murder Running Thin I Would Making Aeroplanes.
Tracks on Disc 2: 1. Blind Vision 12" Mix 2. In fact it was Daniel Miller himself who first recognized this when he proclaimed them "the maiden aunts of techno". If other groups had to gradually sneak their Englishness into play, Neil Arthur and Stephen Luscombe luxuriated in it from the outset. The 34 tracks on this excellent double compilation are taken from their to tenure on London Records but even before this, when they were a little known cold wave-style unit, the track 'Holiday Camp' from the Irene And Mavis EP, says it all.
As does their unglamorous nomenclature, their distinctively surreal art of a post war Britain full of dairy farms, pet budgies and garden parties. If there's one song that the casual listener will know from Blancmange's career, it's 'Living On The Ceiling' which works by pairing classic synth pop sensibilities with a Middle Eastern riff and an Indian rhythm section including long term collaborator Pandit Dinesh on tablas and Deepak Khazanchi on santoor.
Luscombe, who was brought up in Southall, has a lifelong interest in Indian culture, going on to work with the likes of RD Burman after the initial demise of the group.
The song was originally rejected by Radio One for the use of the word "bloody" and only allowed on Top Of The Pops after they replaced it with the word "cuckoo". Which is about as bloody British as it gets. It's completely inauthentic but exactly how important is this anyway? It certainly wasn't a concern to Israel's Channel One Television who used it as the theme music to their Arabic News program.
The thing this compilation re-enforces however is that the pair were a fearsome songwriting partnership. All News Daily Roundup. Album Reviews Song Reviews. Song Lyrics. Living on the Ceiling 7" mix Lyrics 2. Living on the Ceiling long version Lyrics 3. Waves original version Lyrics 4. Don't Tell Me 12" mix Lyrics 5. Blind Vision 12" mix Lyrics 6. What's Your Problem 7" mix Lyrics 7. Wasted extended version Lyrics 8. God's Kitchen 7" mix Lyrics 9.
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