Another extract from the tape archives (more live from ’85). Another Art Of Noise live happening (if that’s no too hippy a term) this time featuring their Moments in Love, a song that I still hear played and plundered today. I’ve seen it described as chillout before chillout was a recognised genre.
Live from the archive in ’85 -This is a short spliced extract of The Art Of Noise “live”. I say live as they were one of the first outfits to be completely sampler based at a time when the only “usable” sampler was the Fairlight which cost 20,000 quid a throw and they had at least 3 of them (the greedy so and so’s!) so at that time it was a slightly elitist pastime. The Art Of Noise had a big impact on popular music in the long term though were only avante garde in their initial ZTT incarnation which had a lifespan that ran from 1983-85. During this period “the band” who were in effect Trevor Horn’s in house production team remained faceless and early offerings found an outing on many US black radio stations which resulted in them being voted one of the best black dance acts of 1984 (all members were decidedly white, middle class and British).Full outings will soon be found on the Tape Archive page.