Art of Noise
Afraid Of) The Art of Noise (Reviewed by Flix):
Art Of Noise
Album: (Whos Afraid Of?) The Art Of Noise!
A Time For Fear (Whos Afraid) 4:43
Beat Box (Diversion One) 8:33
Close (To The Edit) 5:41
Whos Afraid (Of The Art Of Noise) 4:22
Moments In Love 10:17
How To Kill 2:44
was 1984. I was listening to one of my favorite UK DJs who suddenly
played this strange song. It started with repeated samples of the ignition
of a car followed by strange orchestral sounds, heavy drums and a haunting
baseline. I was even more puzzled when a sampled voice kept repeating
dum dum da dum dum dum dum. I thought my favorite DJ had lost
it and was playing several songs at once. Minutes later I discovered,
that I was listening to (Close) To The Edit the debut single of
Art Of Noise. I was a fan from that moment on.
Art Of Noise
were producer and founder of ZTT Records Trevor Horn, engineer Gary Langan
and keyboarders Anne Dudley and J.J. Jeczalik. If the four names rings
a bell it could be because they were the team behind Malcolm McLarens
1983 hit Buffalo Gals and McLarens Duck Rock album.
is absolutely amazing, even by todays standards. Moments In Love
is arguably the most beautiful instrumental synth track of the 80s.
If you are into sampled music and enjoys 80s synth, then this album
should be part of your music collection.
has changed line-up a few times since then. Anne Dudley is probably the
most famous of the original four from her scores to movies like: Knight
Moves, Buster, Say Anything, Crying Game and Full Monty among others.