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BIPPP: French Synth Wave 1979-85

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BIPPP: French Synth Wave 1979-85

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Various Artists
genre:
Electronic

We gave it a B+

Early-’80s postpunk begat not only marquee acts like Depeche Mode but a ”cold” wave of bands unknown outside their native France. This compilation, BIPPP: French Synth Wave presents a rare glimpse into a parallel universe that eschews English for français, and guitars for monochrome synth stabs and robotic vocals, offering cool, Kraftwerkian homages to the mechanics of movement (à la TGV’s ”Partie 1”). These idiosyncratic bands helped set the blueprint for current dance artists like Daft Punk, and it’s fascinating to hear how this revolution all began. B+
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