release date: 20-10-2023
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“On Chapter 1 you'll find bands like Nitzer Ebb, Vicious Pink, DAF, Absolute Body Control, Clan of Xymox, Propaganda and Cabaret Voltaire, some of these acts are more obscure than others, some flirted with pop and even the charts but they were all embracing new ways of working in the late 70s and 80s that both set them apart and set the scene for much of what we think of as club music.”
Second compilation for Eskimo Recordings compiled and curated by Berlin-based Musician and DJ Luca Venezia, aka CURSES.
Berlin-based Curses brings a romantic edge to the dance floor, blending 80's New Wave, the darker side of Italo-Disco and flashes of EBM with his own ghostly vocals. 3CDs (and 3 Double-Vinyls). DEUX features a mammoth 49 tracks that join the dots between early industrial pioneers Throbbing Gristle, EBM legends like Nitzer Ebb and the post- punk experiments of people like Malcolm McLaren or Big Audio Dynamite with some of the most exciting artists around today, such as Boy Harsher, Nuovo Testamento and Years of Denial.
Where the first Next Wave Acid Punx compilation was a personal journey for Luca, a lockdown inspired exploration of his record collection to find the thread that ran through the music that had soundtracked much of his life, DEUX is a celebration of that music let loose on the world, the thrill of music performed live, the smoke and strobe filled clubs you'll hear it in and the artists you'll find on those stages.
"With Next Wave Acid Punx DEUX I wanted to celebrate those bands and artists, past and present who, to me, represent that spirit. Both full live bands and makeshift electronic duos alike, the kind of acts that you might have found wedged between DJs back in the day at The Hacienda in the 80s, Trash in the 00s or today at nights like Berlin's MILK ME, EXBTN . in Paris, Night Terrors + SC&P in London, New York City's Synthicide or Ukraine's Worn Pop." So I've put this compilation together much like my favourite kind of night, going out to see some bands play, hitting up a club where live music and DJs blur together, before the serious business of the after party.”
01 Throbbing Gristle - Distant Dreams, Pt. 2
02 Mary Möör - Pretty Day
03 Sad Lovers & Giants - Things we never did
04 Malcolm McLaren - Madam Butterfly (Un bel Di vedremo)
05 Big Audio Dynamite - The Big V
06 Cabaret Voltaire - Blue Heat (12" Mix)
07 Nitzer Ebb - Hearts and Minds (Mix Hypersonic)
08 Clan Of Xymox - Obsession
09 In Sotto Voce - In Sotto Voce
10 Psyche - Prisoner to Desire (Single Mix)
11 Propaganda - The Murder of Love
12 DAF - Brothers (Gabi Mix)
13 Vicious Pink - Cccan't you see
14 Book of Love - Modigliani (Lost in Your Eyes) (I Dream of Jeanne Mix)
15 Absolute Body Control - Total Control
* = previously unreleased track or version