Data (2)

Data (2)

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Norwegian Georg Kajanus was a member of folk-rock band Eclection from 1968 until founding electro-rockband Sailor in the early 1970's then Teamed up with vocalist sisters Phil Boulter and Frankie Boulter for Data in 1980-81.

Georg Kajanus joined Sailor but returned in the late 1990's at least for live performances.
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Albums

Data (2) Opera Electronica (Album) Polydor Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
Data (2) 2-Time (Album) Illuminated Records Scandinavia 1983 Sell This Version
Data (2) Elegant Machinery (Album) Proto (2) UK 1985 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Data (2) Fallout (Single) Bellaphon, Bellaphon Germany 1980 Sell This Version
Data (2) Star (Single) Polydor Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
Data (2) Fever Of Love (Single) Original Records UK 1981 Sell This Version
BPS 007 Data (2) Cuckooland(7") Bellaphon Records BPS 007 UK 1981 Sell This Version
ILL10 Data (2) Left Right Centre(7", Single, TP, W/Lbl) Illuminated Records ILL10 UK 1982 Sell This Version
Data (2) Living Inside Me (Single) Illuminated Records UK 1983 Sell This Version
JB 099, Ld A 8175 Data (2) / Passengers (2) Data (2) / Passengers (2) - Living Inside Me / Rhapsody(7", Jukebox) Ariston, Durium JB 099, Ld A 8175 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
ILL 21 Data (2) Living Inside Me(7", Single) Illuminated Records ILL 21 UK 1983 Sell This Version
Data (2) Blow (Maxi) Illuminated Records UK 1984 Sell This Version
Data (2) Stop (Single, Maxi) Proto (2) US 1985 Sell This Version
PROMO 233 David Lee Roth / Data (2) David Lee Roth / Data (2) - Just A Gigolo - I Aint Got Nobody / Ricocheted Love(7", Jukebox) Warner Bros. Records PROMO 233 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
D.R.O. 085 Data (2) / TV Personalities* Data (2) / TV Personalities* - Blow / Stop And Smell The Roses(7", Single, Promo) Illuminated Records D.R.O. 085 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
Data (2) Ricocheted Love / In Blue-D.J. Proto (2) Italy 1985 Sell This Version

Compilations

Data (2) Accumulator (Comp) Eternity Records Sweden 1995 Sell This Version

Reviews

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Crijevo

Crijevo

October 27, 2014
edited over 3 years ago
Blending Italo-disco, Giorgio Moroder, ABBA and Telex influences, Data befriended synthetic experimentation with melodic pop sensibility to great effect.

From their approach it was obvious they were enjoying it and having fun - at the same time there's an edgy side to it, complemented by subversive, stripped-down synthdrums, while on the other hand there's an air of sing-along cheesiness, but luckily this doesn't spoil the overall "feel good" effect. When I first heard some of their music, I was nowhere near impressed but the magic of Data remains in the fact once you're exposed they're easily creeping up from underneath the skin and stay there for occasional, pleasant goosebumps.

While some songs meet with a sense of embarrassment to listen to or may seem like "one hit wonder" attempts (for example "Stop" from their later album "Elegant Machinery" with cheap synthetic horn and vocal arrangements), the cool factor of most Data songs makes sure these grow on you and won't let go in the end.

The highlights are of course the entire first two albums, accompanied with a selection of non-album singles being released at the time (the excellent "Fallout" and the entertaining "Fever Of Love"). The conceptual 1981 LP "Opera Electronica" and 1983's "2-Time", both marry philharmony with the dancefloor party. Once you put "Left/Right/Centre", "Fallout", "Physical Asylum", "Living Inside Me", "Cool Passion", "Musique Electronique" or "Plastic Money" on the turntable, you bet many will shake their body to the beat that still makes these tracks sound fresh and well advanced, despite the fact they're actually written three decades ago.

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