Sunday, January 18, 2009

LISTEN: Sunday mix #1, Gary Numan

All Numan, all day. The greatest pioneer of synthpop next to Kraftwerk? Probably. An arrogant, money-grubbing prick? Maybe. But one thing is for certain, no one could command a Moog with the same authority (Down in the Park, Airplane). Likewise, he was a ninja with improvised electronic instruments, like wired-up violins and guitars (Metal, Conversation). I am a supporter; I don't think he gets the proper recognition he deserves for being badass, at least in the US. Tight, dark, minimal and full of self-loathing... let him brighten up your day.

gary numan mix


101101 said...

Gary is teh shit! He's not the only one who doesn't get recognition here in the US though. The US goth/synth/ebm scene is just ... well, boring and old. Too bad the only instrument I can play is winamp's play button and I could never make it as a DJ because I'm a horrible nasty European :D
Still ... Gary is teh shit and I'd include "I Can't Breathe" and "Little InVitro" to that mix too.

fucoid said...

A cyborg after my own heart :)