"One of the smallest , independent kingdoms in the ciberuniverse. Nothing fancy. Population? Just me, myself and my jaguars, my movies and my books (and, at this very moment, YOU). Hided and secret like Skull Island or Opar, the ancients in Guelyland use to read the scrools of a minor god called Voor-Hes.
Most of the treasures of Guelyland are made of paper, plastic and vinyl.Guelyland dreams with expanding in deep more then in surface. The music of Nik Kershaw has been heard here. There are apes, lots of apes in Guelyland. Woody Allen and Bob Hope visit it quite often. Here we love books (the Kingdoms Library is both celebrated and secret) Here we are atheists but very tolerant and think of god a bit too often and much. Guelyland is, the stuff my dreams are made of..."



Sunday, July 12, 2009


Why when i think of my favorite music group i think of New Musik? (Even if is not) Is it because i feel it's so mine that no one that i know never heard of it? Because it's clean synth pop style? Because the time and age i was when i heard it first? Because what i imagine the words talk about? Because it suits so well sci-fi reading?
The music is cold and almost like sang by robots or ,better, replicants but melancholic. Is nerdy. The guys have quite unpretensious looking for the time: no make-up, special hairdo or wardrobe to get our attention. They were good. Really good. Even if they were not party poppers is kind of a mistery to me why they didn't were most succesfull.
Excepting for Tony Mansfield, I cannot name any of the members by memory. They use to be three and that much I know. Actually their music is kind of faceless to me. It's not even easy to find them in You tube, but found some videos that you can watch and listen on the right "Ringadingadin" group of videos. They are in Wikipedia anyway (english , spanish and deutch only). New Musik talks to me about the future, a clean (because of his sound) "bladerunnerish" one. Cyberpunk, I guess. Anyway. They made three albums (which i have in vinyl and the first on CD too):
  • From A to B (1980)
  • Anywhere (1981)
  • Warp (1982)
and one compilation (Sanctuary, 1981) for the american market from the first two. My favorite songs of them would be, among others:
  • Sanctuary
  • Divisions
  • Churches
  • Living by Numbers
  • The World of Water
  • On Islands
  • While You Wait
  • All You Need Is Love (cover from The Beatles)
  • Straight lines


#167 Dad said...

I'll make it a point to see if I can find them on You Tube and report back...

Guely of Sweden said...

Well, how do you know1 we have them here in Guelyland as well on the right side of the scroll. But you know, music is so subjective.

Alberto said...

I have never heard about this group, but listening now (using your rigth scroll, jajaja), It looks like a the pet shop boys or the new songs of the 00's like a H.Montana or something similar to. Not similar to them but just a litle bit close to them, or they close to the new musik, because of the age, the 80's I mean.
I bet that they were playing in lima by radio double nine, rigth??
elll ccuuyyyy...

Guely of Sweden said...

Right! Radio Doble 9, La más rápida en el aire! Y ahí va la idea para una entradita futura en Guelyland! Doble9!!!


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