Sunday, March 18, 2007
’24 Hours From Culture – Part II’ by New Musik (1981)
New Musik was a synth-pop band fronted and produced by Tony Mansfield. Tony Mansfield was the man. He was the producer behind some of the best records of the 80’s. ‘Always Something There to Remind Me’ and ‘Promises, Promises’ by Naked Eyes, along with most of the ‘Hunting High and Low’ LP by Ah-Ha. I got this record in 1999 from my friend Barry Lederer, famous for being one half of the Graebar sound system team. He pointed it out and enthusiastically said, “I think you’ll like this one!” Sure enough I did. The A-side, ‘The Planet Doesn’t Mind,’ is also a great track, but ’24 Hours’ is a little more off the beaten path. Some pure, dark, electronic sex music right here. I think it was on some comp recently but frankly I don’t give a damn. Put this on next time you’re getting some!