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10CC - Strawberry and Creme

International Musician, May 1975

808 State - The New Statesmen

Music Technology, Feb 1993

808 State - Absolutely Gorgeous

808 State - The State of Technology

Music Technology, Nov 1989

England's North has consistently produced some of the most innovative electronic music. Simon Trask talks to a band set to take their place alongside New Order and Heaven 17.

A Certain Ratio - A Sense of Proportion

Music Technology, Sep 1989

Haying abandoned the independence of Factory Records in favour of the relative safety of a major record deal, ACR are back in the limelight with a new LP. Nigel Lord asks questions of commerciality.

A Popular History of Signs - Sign Language

Electronic Soundmaker, Jul 1985

Dance music with direction

Act - Action Direct

Music Technology, Aug 1988

Whatever happened to Thomas Leer? What's become of Propaganda? If you've heard of a band called Act you already know the answers to these questions, if not, David Bradwell is right on cue with this interview.

Art of Noise - Art & Science

Music Technology, Apr 1988
JJ Jeczalik

With the title track from the film Dragnet currently on release, the Art of Noise are still newsworthy. Paul Tingen talks to JJ Jeczalik about sampling, Frankie Goes To Hollywood and court cases.

Art of Noise - The Art of Noise

Micro Music, Dec 1989

Steve Cogan talks to J.J. Jezalik about life, the universe and sampling car doors

Art of Noise - Artistic License

Music Technology, Dec 1989

Well established as sampling innovators, the Art Of Noise have just released their fourth LP. David Bradwell talks to the Art's JJ Jeczalik about Fairlights and fairplay.

Art of Noise - Art - Empire - Industry

Sound On Sound, Dec 1985

Flushed with the chart success of Close (To The Edit), the 'faceless' trio return with more talk of Art, Empire and Industry. Paul Gilby pushed the record button and monitored the noise levels...

Aswad - Live And Direct

Music Technology, May 1988

Cult reggae band or Top Of The Pops heroes? Nick Rowland talks to the men who've spent 14 years together and brought MIDI to reggae, and reggae to the pop charts.

Attrition - Wearing Down The Beat

Electronic Soundmaker, Mar 1985

We talk to synth punk band Attrition. Will they wear you down?

Barclay James Harvest

Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1983

Engineer, Producer and Guitarist get together to explain how their new LP 'Ring of Changes' was digitally recorded for simultaneous release on compact disc and cassette

Basscut - Soul of the Machine

Music Technology, Jun 1991

Neatly sidestepping the monotonous beats and cliched melodies that typify too many dance acts, this Swiss-American collaboration are making refreshing music. Simon Trask and Heinrich Zwahlen share a technical obsession.

Beatmasters - House Masters

Music Technology, Mar 1988

House from home. Nicholas Rowland talks to a British house band who have developed their music from television advertising jingles to chart success.

Beatmasters - Beat Generation

Music Technology, Jul 1989

With their debut album just released and a single high in the charts, these are busy times for the Beatmasters. Tim Goodyer braves a tube strike to find out what technology has done for them (and what they'd like to do to technology).

Beats International - International Rescue

Music Technology, May 1990

When Norman Cook walked away from The Housemartins he walked into hi-tech record production and remixing: now he's topped the charts with Beats International. Tim Goodyer talks to a computer convert.

Beloved - Loved

Music Technology, Jan 1990
IN THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN

From indie rock to sampled success - this band have used technology to change their sound and get themselves into the charts. David Bradwell talks technology, samples and football to Beloved people.

Beloved - Dearly Beloved

Music Technology, Mar 1993

Jon and Helena Marsh in their natural habitat

Big Audio Dynamite - BAD Attitude

Music Technology, Oct 1988

From their initial sampled success with 'E=mc2' Big Audio Dynamite have gone on to further explore the use of dialogue and sound effects in pop music. David Bradwell talks technology and photography with keyboardsman Dan Donovan.

Big Audio Dynamite - Bad Vibrations

International Musician, Feb 1986

Mick Jones' new outfit clash with Jim Betteridge

Bizarre Inc - Strange Changes

Music Technology, Dec 1991

MT fans and stars of the underground rave scene, Bizarre Inc regularly party down with high technology. Simon Trask meets the men and discusses hardcore issues.

Black Britain - Black Magic

Music Technology, Oct 1987

The beat doesn't come much harder than from this respected London funk outfit. In the wake of their debut LP Tim Goodyer gets the hard facts about rhythm from a box.

Blancmange - The Day Before You Came

Electronic Soundmaker, Jun 1985

A talk on the cheap side as the duo explain the democratisation of electronic music, and what they use to achieve it. (Including a preview of the UMI-2B interface).

Blancmange

Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1984

With their second album just released, Neil Arthur and Stephen Luscombe take a rest to talk here about the trials of their rise to fame, and their musical and equipment plans for the future. Dan Goldstein (a trifle agog) listens in...

 

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