Win Information Society “Orders Of Magnitude” CD
An eleven track homage to the songs and artists that influenced InSoc
No matter how you deconstruct the history of electronic music, Information Society is an essential part of its evolution. On March 11th they present Orders Of Magnitude, a collection of new and previously release songs that have influenced their sound and their style. From the InSoc-ified Winnie The Pooh staple “Heffalumps and Woozles” to the pop side of the Sisters Of Mercy, Orders Of Magnitude offers a glimpse into the influences behind one of the most innovative synthpop acts of our time.
From their first self-released album in 1983 to their latest release, InSoc have grown from a young electronic band, mutating the sum total of their influences, to a veteran collective influencing a new generation of electronic musicians. One important thing remains constant: The music is distinctly Information Society, monster electro bass and beats topped with lush, poppy vocal hooks.
Founded by producer/songwriter Paul Robb and vocalist/songwriter Kurt Larson, the group quickly drafted bassist James Cassidy and went on to storm the club charts in the mid ‘80s with their Freestyle classic “Running”. Inspired by the worldwide response to the single, the group moved to New York to record their major label debut, Information Society, for Tommy Boy/Reprise. Initial buzz was intense, and proved to be accurate; by the time the group got to its first in-store appearance, two days after the record’s release, the album was sold out.
Orders Of Magnitude is the output and the varied tracklist puts an easily identifiable InSoc spin on synthpop classics like Heaven 17’s “(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang” and The Human League’s “Don’t You Want Me”. They delve into the roots of “alternative” with their take on Fad Gadget’s “State Of The Nation” and Snakefinger’s “Man In The Dark Sedan” and go WAY back to their youth with covers of the Sesame Street track “Capital I” and the Winnie The Pooh jam “Heffalumps and Woozles”. Orders Of Magnitude is the band at their best; it’s a tip of the hat to their past and a nod to their future.
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Sunday, 10 April 2016 - 11:59pm
We have 8 copies of the Information Society “Orders Of Magnitude” CD to give away; to enter just answer the question below:-
Andrea Kamran, Elspeth MacMillan, Robert Hawes, Dorothy Merrett, Abigail Shaw, Lucy Bean, Brian Surrey and Laszlo Purdy