"Rare Global Pop 1980s (Crammed Archives 2)"

Seven Fragments for a Subterranean History of the '80s 
(Crammed Archives 2)

This second phase of digital, archival reissues focuses on hidden gems released by the label during the ‘80s, including lots of colourful, ahead-of-its-time music: electronic global pop, pre-techno/hip hop/dub-infused beats and much more.


It is centered on EPs by six short-lived acts, by now obscure (yet cult-ish among connoisseurs) who, each for reasons of their own, only ever released one record (and sometimes even no more than a couple of tracks), as well as a compilation entitled Rare Global Pop 1980s.


People In Control The ephemeral indie-dub collective linked to This Heat, Family Fodder & ON-U Sound (UK)

Maurice Poto Doudongo  - Soulful digital rumba funk gems by an as-yet- undiscovered producer from Kinshasa (Congo)

Nadjma  - Arabic electropop & proto-experimental drum’n’bass w/Adrian Sherwood (Irak/CH/UK)

Des Airs - Angular, quirky francophone postpunk Brussels combo (BE)

Volti - The beatbox electro latino pop of a young Mexican/New Yorker duo (US/Mexico)

By Chance -  Moody & funky new wave by members of The Names & Jo Lemaire+Flouze (BE)


The Rare Global Pop 1980s compilation contains highlights from these six releases, alongside rare singles and remixes by Zazou WembaThe Honeymoon KillersSonokoVéronique Vincent & Aksak MaboulZazou Bikaye, plus a couple of tracks nicely rounding off a selection which narrates a kind of subterranean history of the label’s first decade, and throws some light on what was going on behind the most visible figures of the label at that time (Tuxedomoon, The Honeymoon Killers, Minimal Compact, John Lurie, Aksak Maboul, Colin Newman, etc). 


Releases

CRAMMED ARCHIVES 2 - RARE GLOBAL POP 1980S  - Rare Global Pop 1980s (Crammed Archives 2)
CRAMMED ARCHIVES 2 - RARE GLOBAL POP 1980S
Rare Global Pop 1980s (Crammed Archives 2)
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CRAMMED ARCHIVES 2 - RARE GLOBAL POP 1980S  - Maurice Poto Doudongo - The Lost Album (1987)
CRAMMED ARCHIVES 2 - RARE GLOBAL POP 1980S
Maurice Poto Doudongo - The Lost Album (1987)
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CRAMMED ARCHIVES 2 - RARE GLOBAL POP 1980S  - Des Airs - Lunga Notte (1982)
CRAMMED ARCHIVES 2 - RARE GLOBAL POP 1980S
Des Airs - Lunga Notte (1982)
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CRAMMED ARCHIVES 2 - RARE GLOBAL POP 1980S  - By Chance - Revenge/Soul Kitchen (1981)
CRAMMED ARCHIVES 2 - RARE GLOBAL POP 1980S
By Chance - Revenge/Soul Kitchen (1981)
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