Playing tracks by
British Electronic Foundation, Bush Tetras, Heaven 17, Foxx, John, Dome and more.
Mixed by Soundslike for the Musicophilia blog - http://musicophilia.wordpress.com
The '1981' box set - Part 1 of 9
Mixed back in 2003, this one-off mix became three, then five, and eventually nine themed CD mixes (plus a catch-all mp3 disc) that in total featured hundreds of musicians from the incredibly wide world of post-punk, all from 1981. The set was initially issued as hand-made box sets with printed discs and booklets, mailed (for the cost of materials and shipping) around the world. Now ten years on from the start of the project, '1981' seems about ready to hopefully be discovered by yet another generation of ears for whom this now-30-year-old music will sound timeless.
'Feet' is a good overall introduction to the fecundity of the post-punk movement--unfortunately mischaracterized as all Joy Division and little joy, but in fact an immensely rich and deep groundswelling of creativity, experimentation, fun and beauty expressed by thousands.