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The sequel to last year’s critically acclaimed, strong selling ‘Close To The Noise Floor’.

Journey into the origins of electronica in Europe – from early techno and electro to synth-pop, industrial, ambient and noise experiments.

Includes artists from Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Portugal, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Slovenia, Latvia, Yugoslavia and Greece.

62 tracks across 4CDs in a 52pp hard-back book format. Over 9,000 words of artists’ sleevenotes and introductory essay by Dave Henderson (Sounds/Wild Planet/MOJO).

From figureheads (Cluster, DAF, Yello, Klaus Schulze, Vangelis, Front 242) to underground outsiders.

Part primitive rave, part synthesiser porn, part history lesson!
A year in the making, Noise Reduction System reaches out into the European mainland, taking in tracks from key figures on the electronica cassette label underground alongside early releases by ground-breaking innovators.

Enthralled by the mysterious synthesiser and inspired by the DIY ethos of punk, a quiet revolution took place across Europe in the late 1970s and early 1980s. From Norway to Greece, the microchip and the affordable synthesiser inspired artists for whom guitars, drums and bass had become old hat, and in home studios and art spaces across the continent electronic musicians began to stretch the boundaries of sonic experimentation. Some wanted to dance, some to relax and others to confuse and confront – all are represented here.

Noise Reduction System explores every corner of this chapter in our musical history via over four hours of futurist, modern and sometimes challenging music. And who better to tell this story than the artists themselves – Noise Reduction System features sleevenotes from artists and their biographers, unseen photographs and an introductory essay by Sounds and Wild Planet legend Dave Henderson.

Expect great coverage across all media – ‘Close To The Noise Floor’ ranked Top Five in several magazine’s 2016 polls.

TRACK LIST:

DISC ONE
1. DIE GESUNDEN KOMMEN – Die Gesunden
2. PARTY TALK – André De Koning
3. SHE’S GOT BLUE EYES WOW – Pseudo Code
4. ICH WILL – D.A.F.
5. CLAXON – De Fabriek
6. CARAMEL – Cluster
7. INVALĪDU TRAMVAJS – NSRD
8. MARBLES IN THE GARDEN – Daniele Ciullini
9. KREMATORIEN – Universalanschluss –
10. NY NY – Truus de Groot
11. SPEAK & SPELL – Christina Kubisch
12. GLUE HEAD – Yello
13. TROR NOK JEG – Famlende Forsøk
14. EN GANG – Levde…
15. SECRET AFFAIR NO 2 – Borghesia
16. LUX – Schaltkreis Wassermann
17. C33H35N5O5 (ERGOTAMINE) – M.A.L.
18. UKAASI – Gagarin-Kombinaatti
19. DIE INTERNATIONALE – Saal 2

DISC TWO:
1. OHNNE TITEL – EMAK
2. TV TREATED – The Neon Judgement
3. HYMNE AU VER – BeNe GeSSeRiT
4. ZU TOT UM ZU STERBEN – Der Künftige Musikant
5. IMPERSONATOR – Carlos Perón
6. POLAROID/ROMAN/PHOTO (INSTRUMENTAL FIRST MIX) – Ruth
7. SOVIET INVASION – Doxa Sinistra
8. LAST LIFT – Not Only Bones
9. BIRDS IN A CAGE – Stratis
10. GELD – Malaria
11. PETITE OTITE – Ericka Irganon
12. MULTITRACK SUGGESTION – Vangelis
13. LOVE YOU GENERATOR – Van Kaye and Ignit
14. MACHINE DANCING – Yuri Morozov

DISC THREE:
1. GODOT WAS HERE – Human Flesh
2. GRADEATIA (EXTRACT) – Octavian Nemescu
3. P.I.E. (Versión) – Esplendor Geométrico
4. APRÈS LA PLUIE – Vox Populi!
5. ZITTERNDE LUFT – Giancarlo Toniutti
6. SEXUAL DISCIPLINE – Die Form
7. KARAVAANI – Aavikon Kone Ja Moottori
8. IL CASTELLO (DEDICATO A F. KAFKA) – Tasaday
9. SOLILOQUIO – Amok
10. VERMIFUGE – Mario Marzidovšek
11. FLANCO–DAMA – Diseño Corbusier
12. TROGLODYTEN – Asmus Tietchens
13. 1984 – Klaus Schulze
14. STONED (PART 1 EXTRACT) – Gunner Møller Pedersen
15. INDUSTRIAL TAPE TRACK 3 EXTRACT – Maurizio Bianchi

DISC FOUR:
1. PRINCIPLES – Front 242
2. ALIEN – Ende Shneafliet
3. DEKA DANS – Njurmännen
4. RAID (DEMO) – Das Ding
5. WAT’S DAT? – Der Plan
6. BIOMUTANTEN – Les Vampyrettes
7. SON – Minny Pops
8. MORE FUN WITH KORG – Plus Instruments
9. TANZEN & SINGEN – Monoton
10. LIGHT – DDAA
11. PLANCTON – Walt Rockman
12. SHAÏ HULUD – Bernard Szajner
13. TARZAN – Anar Band
14. ROMANTIC – Cosmic Overdose

DISC ONE
1. DIE GESUNDEN KOMMEN - Die Gesunden
2. PARTY TALK - André De Koning
3. SHE'S GOT BLUE EYES WOW - Pseudo Code
4. ICH WILL – D.A.F.
5. CLAXON - De Fabriek
6. CARAMEL - Cluster
7. INVALĪDU TRAMVAJS - NSRD
8. MARBLES IN THE GARDEN - Daniele Ciullini
9. KREMATORIEN - Universalanschluss -
10. NY NY - Truus de Groot
11. SPEAK & SPELL - Christina Kubisch
12. GLUE HEAD - Yello
13. TROR NOK JEG - Famlende Forsøk
14. EN GANG - Levde...
15. SECRET AFFAIR NO 2 - Borghesia
16. LUX - Schaltkreis Wassermann
17. C33H35N5O5 (ERGOTAMINE) – M.A.L.
18. UKAASI - Gagarin-Kombinaatti
19. DIE INTERNATIONALE - Saal 2

DISC TWO:
1. OHNNE TITEL - EMAK
2. TV TREATED - The Neon Judgement
3. HYMNE AU VER - BeNe GeSSeRiT
4. ZU TOT UM ZU STERBEN - Der Künftige Musikant
5. IMPERSONATOR - Carlos Perón
6. POLAROID/ROMAN/PHOTO (INSTRUMENTAL FIRST MIX) - Ruth
7. SOVIET INVASION - Doxa Sinistra
8. LAST LIFT - Not Only Bones
9. BIRDS IN A CAGE - Stratis
10. GELD - Malaria
11. PETITE OTITE - Ericka Irganon
12. MULTITRACK SUGGESTION - Vangelis
13. LOVE YOU GENERATOR - Van Kaye and Ignit
14. MACHINE DANCING - Yuri Morozov

DISC THREE:
1. GODOT WAS HERE - Human Flesh
2. GRADEATIA (EXTRACT) – Octavian Nemescu
3. P.I.E. (Versión) - Esplendor Geométrico
4. APRÈS LA PLUIE - Vox Populi!
5. ZITTERNDE LUFT - Giancarlo Toniutti
6. SEXUAL DISCIPLINE - Die Form
7. KARAVAANI - Aavikon Kone Ja Moottori
8. IL CASTELLO (DEDICATO A F. KAFKA) - Tasaday
9. SOLILOQUIO - Amok
10. VERMIFUGE - Mario Marzidovšek
11. FLANCO–DAMA - Diseño Corbusier
12. TROGLODYTEN - Asmus Tietchens
13. 1984 - Klaus Schulze
14. STONED (PART 1 EXTRACT) - Gunner Møller Pedersen
15. INDUSTRIAL TAPE TRACK 3 EXTRACT - Maurizio Bianchi

DISC FOUR:
1. PRINCIPLES – Front 242
2. ALIEN - Ende Shneafliet
3. DEKA DANS - Njurmännen
4. RAID (DEMO) – Das Ding
5. WAT'S DAT? - Der Plan
6. BIOMUTANTEN - Les Vampyrettes
7. SON – Minny Pops
8. MORE FUN WITH KORG - Plus Instruments
9. TANZEN & SINGEN - Monoton
10. LIGHT - DDAA
11. PLANCTON - Walt Rockman
12. SHAÏ HULUD - Bernard Szajner
13. TARZAN - Anar Band
14. ROMANTIC - Cosmic Overdose

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