Art of Noise - Moments in Love
Art of Noise were an
electronic/synthpop band, formed in 1983 by a group of producers/musicians, and even a music journalist. Gary Langan has produced a number of major acts over the years, including PIL and Queen, and member Trevor Horn is known for his new-wave group The Buggles, and for his time performing with Yes. The group experimented with what was at the time cutting edge technology in synths and digital music production and has a quintessential '80s sound to my ears. Wikipedia - Art of Noise
This song is from their debut
album, Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise?, released in 1984. Honestly, the first time I heard this, I thought it was a modern rap beat; despite the '80s synth-tones and general timbre, it has a really clear similarity in tempo and vibe to modern beats, and clearly would be a great sample to use. It received rave reviews at the time, as it was a great example of what the new technology (such as sequencers, drum machines, and '80s synth designs) could achieve, and they were absolutely right. These sorts of forms, tools, and instruments have become ubiquitous in electronic music, as they became more and more accessible for less and less money over time.
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