Mark Lane ‎– The Anti-Tech Testament 1981-1985

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Editions Mark Lane ‎– ECD-0306
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2 × CD, Compilation
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1-1 Age Old Fashion 2:18
1-2 I Want You 4:40
1-3 Mystery Hero 2:13
1-4 Cartel Danse 5:20
1-5 Pushing And Pulling 3:16
1-6 All Of My Dreams 1:22
1-7 They Call It Game 1:22
1-8 Pleasure Heist 2:42
1-9 Das Nicht 4:12
1-10 The Lights Of March 4:09
1-11 Tsar 6:05
1-12 Il Pluet A Bruxelles
Engineer – Hans Hendrix*
2:01
2-1 The Poison For Me 3:47
2-2 3rd Party 3:56
2-3 America's List (Live) 3:15
2-4 Devils 1:20
2-5 Iceberg (Live)
Engineer – Mark Lane
3:34
2-6 Sojourn 6:38
2-7 Quest 3:04
2-8 Who's Really Listening? 4:31
2-9 Graveyard II 2:21
2-10 When The Candle Burns 3:21
2-11 White Glove 3:24
2-12 Exit (Live)
Engineer – Hermann Lipinski
3:17

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Credits

  • EngineerJeff Cowan (tracks: 1-01 to 1-11, 2-01, 2-02, 2-04, 2-06 to 2-11)
  • Producer, Songwriter [All Songs By], Arranged ByMark Lane

Notes

FIRST EDITION 1000 COPIES
Released in a Digipak.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (DISC 1): MQK4486 DISC MAKERS
  • Matrix / Runout (DISC 2): MQK4491 DISC MAKERS

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AnnaLogue

AnnaLogue

February 27, 2010
MARK LANE himself compiled and released this anthology of his music dating back from 1981 to 1985. Taken off various original releases (including all tracks from the original “Who’s really listening?” MLP) plus adding further rare tracks (some of which were only available before on the very limited CDR release “Kill Joy”), this is a wonderful overview on the early works of one of America’s most persistent figures of minimal electronic pop music. His music was truly minimal, basically no more than an ancient rhythm box synced to a bass synth, and adding weird synth sounds all along, and, of course, his rather unique voice. There is a big load of fantastic tracks on here: “I want you” (similar to group: XEX), “Mystery Hero” which will make you shake in ecstasy your body in the dancefloor like mad, “All of my Dreams” reminds even of Death in June anno 1985, “The Lights of March” in which John Carpenter could have played the bass synth, the great “Sojourn”, “Who’s really listening?”, “Tsar” and “White Glove”, probably Mark’s most famous tracks with great Roland TR-808 action. Then the beautiful “The Poison for Me” which nearly ended up on the “Reminiscent” box set, but only “America’s List”, which is also included here, made it onto the comp. Also there are a few more experimental tracks like “Devils” that show his link to his Dutch mates De Fabriek. No doubt, essential American independent electronic music history and belongs to any collection of early 80’s electronic music.