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Tape Recorder And Synthesiser Ensemble
Synth-pop, Minimal
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Having successfully recorded his only solo album, Electronic Rock (which was never duplicated beyond his own demo copy), this early musical achievement by Andy Popplewell stands up as a rare self-initiated example of embryonic experimental electro pop and genuine outsider music, marking the early domestication of synthesisers and the dawn of electronic home recording studios and the uninhibited results. Known amongst a small group of teenage friends as .

Here is a true oddity: an album made by a 16-year-old Manchester schoolboy as a science project in 1981, which was never released until now. Funding his vision via a paper round, Andy Popplewell made the recordings on a toy keyboard and a handful of circuit boards he built in science and woodwork classes. The result is unwittingly sophisticated, futuristic mood music. Finders Keepers, out Mon). You are currently logged out.

Label: Finders Keepers. Release date: 4 Nov. Given the current popularity of retro-futuristic synth music, it is a joy to hear this long-forgotten prototype from the early 80s, made with bedroom recording equipment and a self-constructed synthesiser by the teenage Andy Popplewell, who would go on to be an engineer at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Andy Votel: Compilation Producer, Liner Notes Andy Popplewell: Guitar, Producer, Drum Loops, Keyboards, Vocals. Improbable find from the B-Music crew. These early 80s recordings by then 16-year old Andy Popplewell are an argument for naive ingenuity over professionalism and studio-quality gear. These recordings emanate from the satellite heart of Numan'sBrittania, completed as an extension of Popplewell's work for shop class and a/v duties for school plays. No mere curiosity, Electronic Rock sounds assured. The tracks owe much to Moroder, and possess a similar widescreen vision.

More articles for . Demdike Stare - Liberation Through Hearing. Previously unearthed and fully formed electronic music project was spearheaded by a 16-year-old schoolboy (who would go on to become a BBC Radiophonic Workshop engineer) using homemade synths and drum machines. Comes With Fully Printed Insert.

Record Collector is the world's leading authority on rare and collectable records. Under the TRASE banner in the early-to-mid-80s, Popplewell made a number of home recordings – and, on a couple of occasions, in the local studio with friend Martin Scragg – that now surface as a blast of fresh air from the cold wave preservation tank. It wears its influences on its sleeve with a serious Kraftwerk debt from the off, while there’s also a cover of Gary Numan’s We Are So Fragile. Popplewell was obviously a quick learner, though, as gentler, more Enolike ambient strains come through on Harmonium

In stock now for same day shipping. Home Coldwave/Synth . Finders Keepers. Format: CD Cat: FKR 067CD Released: 24 Oct 13 Genre: Coldwave/Synth.

The music tapes : for clouds and tornadoes CD album 15 tracks merge records. Was: Previous price EUR . 4.


A1 Sketch-1
A2 Electronic Rock (1983 Instr.)
A3 Harmonium
B1 Sketch-3
B2 Talk To Me (1983 Version)
B3 Sketch-4
B4 Angel Face (Glitter Band Cover)
C1 Unrequited Rock (1983 Instr.)
C2 Sketch-5
C3 This Life Of Yours (Early Version)
C4 We Are So Fragile (Gary Numan Cover)
D1 Momento (Early Elec. Guitar Version)
D2 Twilight
D3 War Machine

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Finders Keepers Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Finders Keepers Records Ltd.
  • Licensed From – Andy Popplewell


  • Compilation Producer – Andy Votel, Doug Shipton
  • Compiled By – Andy Votel

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 060099 504631
  • Barcode: 5060099504631

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BMS050 T.R.A.S.E.* Tape Recorder And Synthesiser Ensemble ‎(CD, Album) B-Music BMS050 UK 2013
FKR067CD T.R.A.S.E.* Tape Recorder And Synthesiser Ensemble ‎(CD, Album) Finders Keepers Records FKR067CD UK 2013