Various Artists

Tangent 2002: Disco Nouveau

Tangent 2002: Disco Nouveau is a compendium of the “robot disco” sound seen through the eyes of 14 contemporary electronic musicians. The Disco in question, or “Disko” as it is often referred to, is the electronic dance music of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s spawned from the icy textures and synthesized basslines of Giorgio Moroder. This music harkens back to an era of colorful futurism and encompasses the the boom of video game culture and also perhaps the last great visual futurist agenda that has succeeded in changing our commerical landscape, from typefaces to fashion. Visions of both optimism coupled with the hope/fear of a computerized tomorrow, define an era that will be remembered for excess and vanity, and for it’s innovation and dream-like plasticity.

The 6-panel digipak CD version features all the songs from the collection, plus two CD only tracks by Hong Kong Counterfeit and Memory Boy.

  • Ghostly International
  • GI-05
  • formats:
  • CD/Digital
  • release date:
  • April 2, 2002
  • artwork by:
  • Kristian Russel
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Tracklisting

1Daniel Wang - Pistol Oderso
2ADULT. - Nite Life
3Legowelt - Disco Rout
4Solvent - My Radio
5I-F - Holographic Voice [feat. Nancy Fortune]
6DMX Krew - Make Me [feat. Tracy]
7Perspects - They Keep Dancing [(Nuvo mix) feat. Mark Erwin]
8Ectomorph - Lost Angles [(Manyangles version)]
9Susumu Yokota - Re: Disco
10Mat-101 - Haunted House
11Charles Manier - Change You
12Lowfish - No Longer Accepting Complaints
13Hong Kong Counterfeit - Metal Disco (Metal Disco (Legowelt vs. Orgue Electroniqe RMX))
14Memory Boy - There Is No Electricity
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