The year is 1984. A year made famous by George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, Crack Cocaine, AIDS, Questionable Fashion, Bad Hair, Great Movies and Incredible Music!
Russian programmer Alexey Pajitnov released the highly addictive Tetris and the worlds Super Powers signed the Moon Treaty banning any country from turning that big, old ball of cheese into a Nuclear Clad Death Star. We witnessed the emergence of new school Hip Hop with noticeable progressions in both rapping technique and the accompanying music & rhythms, and sadly, waved a tearful goodbye to Marvin Gaye.
In 1984, we had taken our rst real steps into the digital world with Sony & Philips introducing the rst CD Players, Apple launching the MacintoshvComputer & Bell Labs manufacturing the rst Megabit Chip (Whoah!). Though we were blissfully unaware at the time, this was a pivotal year for electronic musicians such as we. A year that would herald the way forward. The year that began, for better or for worse, the midi revolution... (well.... sort of).
KORG released their Digital/Analogue hybrid, The Poly 800, Akai the AX80, Roland released the now famous Juno 106 and Yamaha's DX7 was front and centre of music video. If only we had science degree's so we would understand how to program it! New Romanticism was waning but the androgyny was not. Shoulder Pads, Garish Colours, Hairspray and Lipstick were the order of the day... and fucking Keytars!!!
Happy 30th Birthday 1984!
'1984 - A Retrospective' is the second collaboration between E-Con, Dhatura Records and The Wetlands Productions. The goal of this tribute album is to share with you, our nostalgia. To draw the eyes of a new generation back to the original artists and their incredibly enduring music, and for them to be enjoyed as we did all those years ago. This compilation is completely FREE. Our gift to you. We do not make a cent. All of our artists have donated their time and talents at their own expense, which is testement not only to their passion, but also their belief in this wonderful music. Enjoy!
Keep an eye out for more incredible releases slotted for 2016
released October 10, 2014
C R E D I T S
1. Time After Time
Written by Lauper & Hyman.
Interpreted by a quality without a name and Lyndsie Alguire
2. Song To The Siren
Written by Tim Buckley & Becket
Intepreted by Arielle Esther
3. I Don't Believe Anymore
Written by David & Arthur
Intepreted by James McGauran
4. Smooth Operator
Written by Hardy
Intepreted by Go Astray
5. Soul Inside
Written by Almond & Ball
Intepreted by Summer Lungs
6. The Top
Written by Smith & Tolhurst
Intepreted by PTSD & Benjamin James Wylie
Written by Canham, Giglioti, Lugton & Agiro
Intepreted by Audioblivion
8. The Order Of Death
Written by Atkins, Levene & Lydon
Intepreted by Gravity Feeder
9. World Destruction
Written by Bambaata, Laswell & Lydon
Intepreted by DevilMonkey & Benjamin James Wylie
Written by Bailey, Currie, Dodd, Leeway, Martin, Bell, Roog, Seligman & Thomas
Interpreted by Psychacia
11. Planet Earth
Written by Taylor, Le Bon & Rhodes
Interpreted by BlixSix
12. It's Like That
Written by Simmons, McDaniels & Mizzel.
Interpreted by Benjamin James Wylie
13. Love Resurrection
Written by Moyet, Swain & Jolley
Intepreted by Liza Nicklin
14. Stories Of Old
Written by Martin Gore
Intepreted by Deadlights and Stew French
15. How Soon Is Now
Written by Morrisey & Marr
Intepreted by XSRY
16. Solar Lodge
Written by Balance & Christopherson
Intepreted by Ullapul
17. The Fatal Impact
Written by Perry & Gerrard
Inteprested by Dpbit & Xxena
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L E G A L S
This compilation was brought to you by The E-Con Facebook Group, Dhatūrā Records & The Wetlands Productions. Curated by Troy Masters. Additional Mixing & Mastering by David Furodet. E-Con © Troy Masters. Dhatūrā Records © David Furodet. Wetlands Productions © James Cain. '1984 A Retrospective' by Electronomicon and it’s associated Artists is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC). creativecommons.org
. Original Artwork © Troy Masters & Studio XI.