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:
- Living by Numbers
- The World of Water
- On Islands
- While You Wait
- All You Need Is Love (cover from The Beatles)
- Straight lines