Various ‎– Close To The Noise Floor (Formative UK Electronica 1975-1984)

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Cherry Red ‎– CRCDBOX24
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4 × CD, Compilation
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1-1 Five Times Of Dust Computer Bank
Written-By – Mark Phillips (13), Robert Lawrence
1-2 The Klingons R.A.M.
Written-By, Performer – Al Robertson (3)
1-3 Chris And Cosey* Re-Education Through Labour
Written-By – Chris Carter (2), Cosey Fanni Tutti
1-4 Malcolm Brown (2) Sedation Strokes
Written-By, Performer – Malcolm Brown (2)
1-5 Storm Bugs Little Bob Minor
Written-By – Philip Sanderson
1-6 Thomas Leer Tight As A Drum
Written-By – Thomas Leer
1-7 Blancmange Holiday Camp
Written-By – Blancmange
1-8 Inter City Static Fractured Smile
Written-By, Performer – Al Robertson (3)
1-9 We Be Echo Sexuality
Written-By – Kevin Thorne
1-10 Bourbonese Qualk God With Us
Electronics – Simon CrabVoice – Julian GilbertWritten-By – Julian Gilbert, Simon Crab
1-11 Nagamatzu Faith
Written-By – Andrew Fleck, Andrew Lagowski*, Stephen Jarvis (2)
1-12 O Yuki Conjugate Disco Song
Written-By – A. Hulme*, Elliott*, Horberry*, T. Horberry*
1-13 British Electric Foundation Optimum Chant
Written-By – Marsh*, Ware*
1-14 Kevin Harrison All Night Long
Written-By – K. Harrison*
1-15 Voice Of Authority Stopping And Starting
Written-By – Maxwell*, Plytas*
2-1 Colin Potter I Am Your Shadow
Written-By – Colin Potter
2-2 British Standard Unit D'Ya Think I'm Sexy?
Written-By – Appice*, Hitchings*, Stewart*
2-3 Five Times Of Dust The Single Off The Album
Written-By – Mark Phillips (13), Robert Lawrence
2-4 Spöön Fazer Back To The Beginning
Written-By, Producer, Performer – Spöön Fazer
2-5 Gerry And The Holograms Gerry And The Holograms
Written-By – CP Lee*, JP Scott*
2-6 The Passage Drugface
Written-By – Witts, D.*
2-7 John Foxx A New Kind Of Man
Written-By – John Foxx
2-8 100% Manmade Fibre Green For Go
Written-By, Performer – Al Robertson (3)
2-9 Those Little Aliens Sentimental
Written-By – Robertson*, Dobson*
2-10 Final Program Protect And Survive
Technician [Restored By] – Stefan BornhorstWritten-By – Anne Droid, Richie Program
2-11 The Human League Being Boiled
Written-By – Marsh*, Ware*, Oakey*
2-12 Instant Automatons* New Muzak
Written-By – Instant Automatons*
2-13 Cultural Amnesia Materialistic Man
Written-By – Cultural Amnesia
2-14 Worldbackwards (Leaving Me) Now
Written-By – Henderson*, Mulholland*, Lackey*, Hood*
2-15 Alan Burnham Music To Save The World By
Written-By – Alan Burnham
2-16 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Almost
Written-By – McCluskey*, Humphreys*
2-17 Eyeless In Gaza Kodak Ghosts Run Amok
Written-By – Martyn Bates, Peter Becker
2-18 Schleimer K Broken Vein
Written-By [Lyrics] – Michael WolfenWritten-By [Music] – Dominique Brethes
2-19 Native Europe The Distance From Köln
Written-By – K Donoghue*
3-1 Zorch (2) Adrenalin (Return Of The Elohim Pt 1)
Written-By – Basil Brooks, Gwyo Zepix*
3-2 Sea Of Wires* Robot Dance
Written-By – Sea Of Wires*
3-3 Ron Berry Sea Of Tranquility
Written-By – Ron Berry
3-4 MFH Mistral
Remastered By – Roberto NapoliWritten-By – Andrew Cox, David Elliott (3)
3-5 Adrian Smith Joe Goes To New York
Written-By – Adrian K Smith*
3-6 Mark Shreeve Embryo (Extract)
Written-By – Mark Shreeve
3-7 EG Oblique Graph* Triptych
Written-By – Bryn Jones
3-8 Carl Matthews Encounter
Written-By – Carl Matthews
3-9 Paul Nagle Ynys Scaith
Written-By – Paul Nagle
3-10 O Yuki Conjugate Sedation
Written-By – A.Hulme*, C.Elliott*, R.Horberry*, T.Horberry*
3-11 Konstruktivist Western Vein
Written-By – Glenn Wallis*
3-12 Attrition Dead Of Night (Excerpt)
Written-By – Ashley Niblock, Martin Bowes, Richard Woodfield
4-1 Throbbing Gristle What A Day
Written-By – Chris Carter (2), Cosey Fanni Tutti, Genesis P-Orridge*, Peter Christopherson
4-2 A Tent No Way Of Knowing
Written-By – G Povey*
4-3 Portion Control Go For The Throat
Written-By – Dean Piavani*, Ian Sharp, John Whybrew
4-4 DC3* Eco Beat
Written-By – Al Robertson (3)
4-5 Renaldo And The Loaf* Dying Inside
Written-By – Poole*, Janssen*
4-6 Blah Blah Blah In The Army
Written-By – Andrews*, Smith*, Croxford*, Wiggins*, Gordon-Jones*
4-7 Legendary Pink Dots* God Speed
Written-By – Edward Ka-Spel
4-8 Muslimgauze Muslin Gauze Muslim Prayer
Written-By – Bryn Jones
4-9 Suisse Live At Longborne
Engineer [Recording] – MAP*Words By, Music By – Suisse
4-10 Alien Brains Menial Disorders, Extract B2
Written-By – Alien Brains
4-11 Storm Bugs Himeal (And She Blew)
Written-By – Philip Sanderson, Steven Ball
4-12 Third Door From The Left In The Room
Written-By – Kevin Thorne, Raye Caluori
4-13 Al Robertson (3) Dignity Of Labour
Written-By, Performer – Al Robertson (3)
4-14 bcGilbert*, gLewis*, russell Mills Mzui (Extract)
Written-By – Bruce Gilbert, Graham Lewis

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Released as a 48-page hard cover booklet.

1-1 first released on 'The Dadacomputer' cassette, Matptapes, 1981.
1-2 first released on Analog - Digital cassette, Synthetic Tapes, 1981.
1-3 first released on the Trance LP, Rough Trade, 1982.
1-4 first released on Recordings 1979-83, Vinyl On Demand, 2014.
1-5 first released on the 'Dark Cuttings' cassette, Snatch Tapes 1979.
1-6 first released on the 4 Movements EP, Cherry Red, 1981.
1-7 first released on the self-released Irene & Mavis EP, 1980.
1-8 first released on the Love Among The Mannequins cassette, Flowmotion, 1981.
1-9 first released on the Ceza Evi cassette, Cause For Concern, 1983.
1-10 first released on the Laughing Afternoon LP, Recloose Organisation, 1983.
1-11 first released on the Nagamatzu - Shatter Days cassette, mini-album, self-released, 1983.
1-12 first released on an Untitled cassette, 1983.
1-13 first released on the album Music For Stowaways, Virgin Records, 1981.
1-14 first released on the Inscrutably Obvious LP, Cherry Red, 1981.
1-15 first released on the Very Big In America Right Now LP, Cherry Red, 1984.

2-1 first released on the Angst In My Pants compilation, Deleted Records, 1980.
2-2 first released on the Hybrid Kids - A Collection Of Classic Mutants album, Cherry Red, 1979.
2-3 first released on The Black Tape cassette, Quick Stab Music Products, 1983
2-4 this version never released. Another version, recorded later in 1982, was released in 2008 on Anne Logue Records.
2-5 first released on Meet The Dissidents 7", Absurd Records, 1979.
2-6 first released on Enflame LP, 1983.
2-7 unreleased single from late 1979.
2-8 first released on 7" single, Backshop Records, 1982.
2-9 first released on the We Couldn't Agree On A Title compilation LP,ICR, 1981.
2-10 first released on Protect & Survive EP, Program Records, 1980.
2-11 first released on 7" single, Fast Product, 1978.
2-12 first released on the Peter Paints His Fence EP, Deleted Records, 1980.
2-13 first released on the Video Rideo cassette, Conventional Tapes, 1981.
2-14 first released on Flesh LP, Illuminated Records, 1981.
2-15 first released on 7" single, Cherry Red, 1981.
2-16 first released on the Electricity 7" single, Factory Records, 1979.
2-17 first released as a 7" single on Ambivalent Scale Recordings, 1980.
2-18 first released on Fugitive Kind EP, Glass Records, 1982.
2-19 first released on the Searching For An Orchestration LP, Red Rhino, 1983.

3-1 originally recorded in 1975 and first released on the Ouroboros album, 2000.
3-2 first released on the Individually Screened cassette, self-released, 1980.
3-3 first released on the Where Dark Forces Meet cassette, Flowmotion, 1981.
3-4 first released on the Ground Zero cassette, York House Recordings, 1981.
3-5 first released in 1981.
3-6 first released on the Embryo cassette, Mirage, 1980.
3-7 first released on the Triptych E.P EP, Recloose Organisation, 1982.
3-8 first released on the Aksu cassette, Mirage Records, 1980.
3-9 first released on The Eternal Champion cassette, Soft Room, 1983.
3-10 first released on the Scene In Mirage LP, a-mission records, 1984.
3-11 unreleased until the A Dissembly reissue, Klanggalerie, 2011.
3-12 first released n the Death House cassette, Attrition Cassettes, 1982.

4-1 first released on the 20 Jazz Funk Greats LP, Industrial Records, 1979.
4-2 first released on the Six Empty Places LP, Cherry Records, 1981.
4-3 first released on the Private Illusions No 1 cassette, In Phaze Records, 1981.
4-4 first released on the Coherent Noise cassette, Synthetic Tapes, 1980.
4-5 first released on the Play Struvé & Sneff cassette, Rotcod Productions, 1979.
4-6 first released on 7" single by Absurd Records, 1979.
4-7 first released on the Apparition, Ding Dong Records And Tapes, 1982.
4-8 first released on the Kabul LP, Product Kinematograph, 1983.
4-9 first released on the 'Alien Pulse' cassette, MAP Tapes, 1982.
4-10 first released on the Menial Disorders cassette, Deleted Records on January 1st 1980.
4-11 first released on the Storm Bugs - Gift cassette, Snatch Tapes, 1981.
4-12 first released on the Face The Firing Squad cassette, Chamber Music, 1981.
4-13 first released on the The Axe Gets Axed cassette, Synthetic Tapes, 1981.
4-14 first released on the MZUI LP, Cherry Red, 1982.

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 013929 102491
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5013929102491
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): 2100006127058 CRCDBOX24
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI LK97
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI UU015
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): 2100006127096 CRCDBOX24
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI LK97
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 9R80
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3): 2100006127133 CRCDBOX24
  • Mastering SID Code (CD3): IFPI LK97
  • Mould SID Code (CD3): IFPI 9R97
  • Matrix / Runout (CD4): 2100006127171 CRCDBOX24
  • Mastering SID Code (CD4): IFPI LK97
  • Mould SID Code (CD4): IFPI UU079
  • Rights Society: MCPS

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