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Informatics - Dance To A Dangerous Beat lp (Dark Entries)


"NFORMATICS were a post-punk electronic band from Melbourne, Australia
RAMESH AYYAR met in the experimental sound studio while attending the
same art school. PHILIP MCKELLAR later joined the band in 1983. Between
1981 and 1985, Informatics recorded numerous tracks, mainly in a garage,
using a four-track tape machine and any electronic gear they could get
their hands on. The band held a fascination for contemporary visual art
and moving images and videos would accompany their live performances.The
production elements in the videos reflected Informatics' philosophy on
sound composition: the footage was entirely pirated from television ads,
manipulated and then collaged to create new narratives that reinforced
the music. Between January and November 1981 the band recorded their
debut 4 song Dezinformatzia EP but it was not released until 1983 . The
track "Proximity Switch", later renamed "Accidents in Paradise" became
popular in parts of Europe and was re-released in 1985. Dance To A
Dangerous Beat collects all 4 songs from the first EP, 2 songs from
compilation appearances as well as 6 unreleased tracks on vinyl for the
first time. Informatics early songs have a brittle, cold, disconnected
feel made by a Roland SH-101, Korg MS-20 and a lot of processed guitar.
The later songs utilize newer technology and ambient, synthesized
melodies closer to their country mates Severed Heads. All songs have
been transferred from the master tapes by Informatics and remastered for
vinyl by GEORGE HORN at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The vinyl comes
housed in a full color printed jacket using the original magenta and
grey artwork from Dezinformatzia EP. Each LP includes a double sized
11x11 insert with photographs and liner notes by the band. Dance To A
Dangerous Beat recounts the history of these synthpunk pioneers a world
away from their contemporaries in America" - Dark EntriesĀ 

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 18 February, 2013.

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