Informatics were seduced and fascinated by the capabilities of analogue synthesizers. In early performances, long before the advent of samplers, rows of synthesizers were patched together to create unique percussion and instrumentation solely generated by analogue synthesis. Informatics held a fascination for contemporary visual art and moving images and this led to several concerts where the live performance was accompanied by a large screen format video.The production elements in the videos reflected Informatics philosophy on sound composition: the footage was entirely pirated from television ads, manipulated and then collaged to create new narrative that reinforced the music. In 1983, Informatics released a 4 track, Dezinformatzia, but all tracks were recorded between January and November 1981 using 4- and 2- track recorders. In Australia it was frequently played on alternative and college radio stations, but the conservative mainstream showed no interest.
In Berlin on the other hand there was already a culture of electronic music literate fans and Proximity Switch, later renamed Accidents in Paradise got onto the mainstream charts in late 1985. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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