Close to the Noise Floor: Formative UK Electronica 1975-1984

Close to the Noise Floor: Formative UK Electronica 1975-1984

By Hans Rollman

Four musicians reflect on the DIY culture that inspired the spread of electronic music, and on what’s changed in the intervening four decades. 4 May 2016 // 2:30 AM

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 19 - "The Chitters"

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