Dok (cyberinsekt) wrote,
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Silicon Teens - Sun Flight

Inasmuch as they ever actually existed The Silicon Teens were pretty much a joke band. I think the general idea was they they were supposed to be a manufactured group doing sparky synthpop covers of '50s and '60s classics, and were supposed to be admired ironically for that. But it was all a front, and the front was part of the act too. The Silicon Teens were none other than Daniel Miller, founder of Mute Records.

Here's a b-side of theirs, the haunting Sun Flight. Simple melodies and a naive vocal, but the keyboard sounds are completely gorgeous. The production is just about perfect, especially when the distorted spoken vocals cut in an everything becomes too emotional. Diabolically clever.

Silicon Teens - Sun Flight
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