Lately on Conflict Diamonds Radio I’ve been exploring a theme called “I Hate The 80s” where I play 80s music (meaning 80s sounding if not always literally from the 1980s) while avoiding all the typical video hits. Lots of italo disco, cold wave, proto-EBM, house, techno, and synthpop. This blossomed into a fortnight-long Giorgio Moroder bender, which produced an entire show focused on his productions. A friend was generous enough to not only record several shows on cassette, but also to rip them to mp3s.
So in a rather absurd example of media transfer, several of these songs have traveled 30 years on a journey from vinyl to mp3 to CD-R to internet radio to cassette to mp3. All just to get to you. Don’t you feel special? Files below; each is about 30 minutes long. As you might imagine there are lots of sonic idiosyncrasies; I had to leave out the EXCELLENT Side A of one due to quality issues. You get what you pay for. Tracklists will be forthcoming.