indoor life Indoor Life (double CD, £16.50)label: Compost
"Indoor Life is one of the few modern practitioners of beautiful music." (Andy Warhol's Interview, 1980) Discover one of the last US cult bands from the creative early Eighties disco and post punk period. Indoor Life – an undisputed delight blend of rock, new wave and hypnotic grooves, at that time often compared and collated with Tuxedomoon. Their first EP from 1980 was recorded by the legendary producer Patrick Cowley. The four piece consisting of J.A Deane, Bob Hoffnarr, Joeseph Sabella and former Patrick Cowley collaborator Jorge Socarras (who has recently formed the duo Fanatico together with Mathias Schaffhäuser) was the epitome of New York's flourishing underground scene in the early 1980s. Indoor Life gave a strong impetus to Europe's electronic music scene of the 1980s. Their records were released on their own Indoor Life imprint and renowned labels like Celluloid, Elektra and Relativity. On two CDs, Elaste Records and Compost "Curated" Records releasing the complete Indoor Life catalogue. CD1 contains their debut EP "Indoor Life" and the first self titled album. CD 2 comes with the EPs "Relativity", "Searching" and "Sunshine Superman" plus alternative mixes, bonus and remix recordings (six of them previously unreleased). All material has been digitalised, re-mastered from original reels or vinyl, plus previously unreleased bonus tracks and remixes by Soft Rocks, Quaid, Mathias Schaffhäuser, Discodromo a.o. More remixes will be following on vinyl. The artwork of CD and poster were designed by Thomas Elsner, formerly, in conjunction with Michael Reinboth, founder and publisher of the legendary magazine "Elaste" (1980-1985). The 2CD set contains a poster with photos, quotes and linernotes by Thomas Meinecke (FSK /Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle), Bruce Geduldig (Tuxedomoon), Jon Hassell (Fourth World), Stuart Matthewman (Sade), Finn Johansson (Macro Recordings), Mike Thorne (producer for Wire, Soft Cell, Nina Hagen, Bronski Beat, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Laurie Anderson a.m.o.).
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