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Various Artists: Close To the Noise Floor – Formative UK Electronica 1975–1984

Simon Reynolds, Pitchfork, 3 May 2016

THIS 4XCD BOX draws on electro-punk, industrial, synthpop, dark ambient, and more, including key early tracks from the Human League, Throbbing Gristle, and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.

Total word count of piece: 1978


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