Seminal UK electronic record Released

It's the sound of a man making music with long lines of numeric computer code and something that looks like an analogue telephone exchange. Bach struggling with a Babbage computer.
 
 
David M Allen in 1983
David M Allen in 1983
WEST BYFLEET, U.K. - July 7, 2013 - PRLog -- Anglocentric records is proud to announce the release of "The Genetic Tape"."The Genetic Tape" is a demo tape, a job applica6on form and a document of the early English electronic music scene. In 1980 a disillusioned punkrocker locked himself in a studio in Berkshire for two weeks to try and to make an electronic record. David M Allen failed to get a record deal and his reel of tape was buried in the back of a drawer. The contents of the tape however convinced Martin Rushent to hire him as an engineer and programmer which led to a career as a record producer. Rewind back to the tape. From the very first track there is a dis6nct feeling of déjà vu you think you have heard it before... The deadpan tenor voice and the two monophonic synths in counterpoint are a blueprint for a record that would be made one and half years later in the same studio. Dare by the Human League. What David did manage to do in those two sleepless weeks in the studio in Berkshire was to master the MC8 music programmer and the system 700 synthesizer Roland's then state of the art music tools.

http://youtu.be/mooVSknw3MY



Living, as we do now, with the 8th or 9th generaton of music production software it is hard to realise how unintuitive those machines were. However,they had a geeky computer program logic about them that appealed to the sort of person that enjoyed writing programs in Basic for the ZX81. With Martin Rushent now sadly dead and his groundbreaking studio razed to the ground, this tape still has a brave new world feel to it. From the sparseness of "You and I" to the post-punk disco of "Drowning in the Wave of Dub- Life" and the crazy experiment of "The Passion of Father Bernard". It's the sound of a man making music with long lines of numeric computer code and something that looks like an analogue telephone exchange. Bach struggling with a Babbage computer.

Since that time David M.Allen has worked with band such as the Cure,The Sisters of Mercy, Gianna Nannini, Neneh Cherry, The Members and many others and has recently returned from Brazil having completed a new Mission album which will no doubt delight millions of Mission fans all over the world. Meanwhile his "rst solo album is just being released 32 years late.

purchase CD link

http://www.Anglocentric.co.uk/ms_Gt.html

iTunes Link

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-genetic-tape/id6619...

David M Allen Discography

http://www.discogs.com/artist/David+M.+Allen
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