Label: Salvo - SALVOMDCD22,ZTT - Element 17 • Series: Element Series - 17 • Format: CD Album, Reissue, Remastered DVD DVD-Video, PAL, Compilation, Stereo All Media Deluxe Edition • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic • Style: Synth-pop, Experimental
Art of Noise 's first full album, Who's Afraid Of? The Art of Noise! Rarely has something aiming for modern pop status also sought to destroy and disturb so effectively. The most legendary song is still "Close To the Edit ," benefiting not merely from the innovative video but from its strong funk groove and nutty sense of humor in the mostly lyric-less vocals, not to mention the "hey! They're just two highlights on this prescient release, though.
Part of the thrill of Who's Afraid is the sense of juxtaposition and playing around, something still not very common in music and even less so in the pop music genre. The blunt political protest of "A Time for Fear Who's Afraid " and the more abstract "How to Kill," achieved via appropriate sampling, slams right up against the rough beat sonics and serene orchestration. If such material had appeared on Rephlex or even DHR in the mid- to late '90s, few would have been surprised. Things aren't all dour and gloomy, though; "Beat Box" captures heavy grooves from said source with quirky vocal bits and soft vibes.
Patented Trevor Horn orchestral stabs surface throughout, while Anne Dudley 's knack for gentler shadings and dramatic arrangements also comes through clearly, something that would surface ever more strongly in her freelance production career.
Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.
Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Recording Date February 28, - April 1, Celebration Imagination Partying. Track Listing. A Time for Fear Who's Afraid. The Art of Noise.
Beat Box Diversion One. Close To the Edit. Who's Afraid Of the Art of Noise. Moments in Love. How to Kill. Snapshot J.
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