Spectral Display

Spectral Display

Electronic music project from Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Composer, keyboard artist & producer Michel Mulders founded Spectral Display in 1980. He was signed by EMI to start working with lead singers and lyricists. He found a successful collaborator in Henri Overduin, who wrote most of the lyrics and also wrote and performed the vocals on their first hit single "It Takes A Muscle To Fall In Love".

In 1981 Spectral Display signed a two-album record contract with EMI Holland.

In 1981 their first album "Spectral Display" was recorded in Michel Mulders' private studio. Recording Equipment was provided to record the first album: It was released in 1982.

In the Summer of 1982 "It Takes A Muscle To Fall In Love" was released in 13 countries. First in Holland and Italy, followed by France, Germany, Spain, the UK, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, Japan...

In 1982 EMI again provided Spectral Display the recording equipment needed to record their second album " Too Much Like Me" , which was released in 1984.

They are currently (April 2009) working on new songs.

Line up:
Michel Mulders - Composer, Keyboards, Arranger, Producer
Henri Overduin - Vocals, Lyrics, Music Vocals & Background
Ferdinand Bakker - Guitars
Kim Haworth - Drums, Percussion
Theo Lampe - Piano
Lodewijk de Boer - Violin
Dick Schulte Nordholt - Bass Guitar
Arianne Kraak, Nanette Curie, Mildred Douglas, Lisa Boray - Vocals

Spectral Display Discography


Spectral Display Spectral Display (Album) EMI Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 068-1270461 Spectral Display Too Much Like Me(LP, Album) EMI 1A 068-1270461 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Spectral Display There's A Virus Going Round (Maxi) EMI Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
Spectral Display It Takes A Muscle To Fall In Love (Single) EMI Italy 1982 Sell This Version
Spectral Display Danceable / Big 5 (Single) EMI Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
1A 006-1270887 Spectral Display Legendary / Here With Me(7", Single) EMI 1A 006-1270887 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
1A 006-1271297 Spectral Display Electric Circus(7", Single) EMI-Bovema Holland 1A 006-1271297 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version

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