Playing tracks by
German Shepherds, Zerkalo, Psyche, Storung, Roter Rot and more.
The last era of genuine apocalyptic dread was probably the '80s. Fuck the millennium - only dicks got worked up about that one. The '80s had Reagan, Thatcher and the constant threat of pre-emptive nuclear strikes. And Threads. Good times.
It made sense that dayglow, coke-fuelled singalongs were the soundtrack to just getting on with it. But some of the most forward-thinking music of anyone's lifetime was being made in the miserable safety of bunkers and basements the world over.
Blunt, proto-techno drum programming, post-industrial synth/effects abuse and insanely warped, pitch-black nuclear pop hooks - it was easily one of the most amazing periods in electronic music history.
So we've gone trawling through the irradiated, paranoid depths of the Awkward vaults to bring you 60 minutes of city-flattening, culture-erasing audio fallout. Most of it still sounds timeless and makes a whole load of modern electronic music sound like a whimpering, self-induced almost-gasm.