From 1979 and some early synthpop from Robin Scott’s M. This came out after the massive hit that was “Pop Muzak” (also on here) and has elements of glam (Roxy Music) with synth horns (like Thomas Dolby the keyboards were by Wally Badarou) and even a bit of sax. Only him and Trevor Horn’s Buggles were doing stuff this advanced.
“The track was written as a result of his experiences in the U.S. where he came into contact with the music company called the Muzak Organisation. “He described it as “a very weird experience. There were all these white collar workers conscientiously putting together music with the precision of chemists. Way before Brian Eno was doing it, these guys were doing it for real. They were pre-occupied with the pace of workers in factories, and how to maximise their efficiency.”
The B-side is equally hard to pigeon hole. Elements of disco and space pop but far too short. (For fans of Air)
MCA Records – MCAT 541
|A||Moonlight And Muzak (Full Length Version)||5:26|
|B||Woman Make Man||2:11|