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Closed Circuits Australian Alternative Electronic Music Of The '70s & '80s, Volume 1. Gatefold Double LP. Warner Music Australia – FEST601051.
Compiled by noted Australian music writer and historian David Nichols, 'Closed Circuits' looks at what happened in Australia when the machines started taking over in the wake of punk in the late 70s. Synthesisers and other new technology accompanied a new DIY mentality and very quickly made their presence felt right across the pop spectrum. The collection looks at some of the underground innovators – the likes of Whirlywirld, Essendon Airport, Voigt/465 and Scattered Order – and also some of those who wedded the new sounds with more commercial instincts and created new styles of pop music, like the Dugites, Models, the Reels and the Machinations. It is a range of music that is sometimes fun, sometimes intensely serious, and always innovative.