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Ann SteelAnn Steel

Label:Durium – D. AI 30-342
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:Italy
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Synth-pop, Experimental

Tracklist

A1Find Your Way4:00
A2Quite Still4:19
A3Sport Et Divertissement4:49
A4Southafternoon4:06
B1My Time4:08
B2Sparkling World4:39
B3Portrait4:26
B4Measurable Joys4:39
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Credits

Notes

From the back cover:

Dedicated to the life and work of Guglielmo Marconi

Log
The expedition of the sound hunters starts off in Milan where the sounds are successfully captured amid dangers and difficulties. The sounds preciously guarded in the tapes are tamed and mastered in London.

Milano-London 1979

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout): DST 051709 30-10-79 SA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout): DST 051710 30-10-79

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Ann Steel (LP)WEA International, DuriumWEAL 58110Netherlands1979
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Ann Steel (LP, Album)Barclay960 023France1979
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Ann Steel (LP, Promo)DuriumDAI. 30-342Italy1979
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Ann Steel (LP, Album, Test Pressing)DuriumDA I. 30.342Italy1979
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My Time (Cassette, )Barclay4 960023France1979

Reviews

  • tom.butler's avatar
    tom.butler
    Edited 4 years ago
    First released as "Ann Steel" by Ann Steel.

    Re-released as "The Ann Steel Album" by Roberto Cacciapaglia.

    What's up with that?
    • monoq's avatar
      monoq
      "Sparkling World": this title could sum up the enchanting mood of the whole album. Some kind of Mary Poppins going electro. Very joyful and Vinushika's comment says it all. I would add it reminds me in various degrees the weird and subtle productions by David Cunningham mixed with early Michael Nyman's works when he suggested to file his records under "birdsongs"... MIR repress highly recommended, very good pressing including two anecdotical bonus songs.
      • Vinushika's avatar
        Vinushika
        One of the most optimistic synthpop records you will ever hear, and it's in a whole class of its own. Ann Steel's vocals sound like Jun Togawa in Guernica, but with none of the strange sort of twitchy nervousness that pervades Guernica's sound, and a certain robotic quality that makes her fit right in with the complex electronic backing. Pure, sparking joy through buzzy synthesizers, as if listening to what the 30s thought computers would sound like today. I haven't heard much powerfully bright and cheerful synths like this since YMO's first album and Testpattern's Ryugu. My Time alone is worth the whole thing, but the tracks are all wonderful in their own way. Definitely recommended.

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