Saturday, March 25, 2017

City Centre Offices - Impact & Inspiration


This week marks the final transmission of the wonderful record label, City Centre Offices.  Their style of electronic music was new to me at the time and I devoured their releases with a rapacious glee.  I think I have somewhere between 40 - 50 CCO recordings.

City Centre Offices has been silent for a number of years and I hate to admit that I'd sort of forgotten about them.  But now this week brings one final release, Boy Robot - Final Transmission.  So with the end of CCO officially here, I thought I'd collect a few favorites in a new mix.  There is so much great music that came from CCO that I could have done mixes that were hours long but I kept this one to the standard 1 hour.

Rather than go on and on rhapsodically about what a marvelous label City Centre Offices is, I'll direct you to this excellent article over at A Strangely Isolated Place - http://www.astrangelyisolatedplace.com/blog/2017/3/14/city-centre-offices-interview-the-final-transmission
Great stories, insight and music in that ASIP reminiscence.  The good folks at ASIP also put together a terrific Spotify playlist of CCO music.

I hope you enjoy this little stroll down memory lane as much as I did.

Cheers!





T R A C K L I S T:
  • 0:00    Arovane - A Secret
  • 04:00    Casino versus Japan - Late for School
  • 09:45    Herrmann & Kleine - Transalpin
  • 15:40    Ulrich Schnauss - Between Us & Them
  • 22:00    Xela - Softness of Senses
  • 26:06    Christian Kleine - Guitar Interrupt
  • 29:48    Dub Tractor - 50Hz Guitar
  • 35:17    Opiate - Open
  • 37:26    Boy Robot - Glamorizing Corporate Lifestyle
  • 40:40    Bitstream - Stream One
  • 44:40    Styrofoam - Cashier Escape Song
  • 50:33    Dictaphone - Dictaphone II
  • 53:24    Swod - Intro
  • 54:14    Marsen Jules - Chanson Du Soir
  • 58:42    Ulrich Schnauss - Gone Forever
  • 66:23    END





2 comments:

The Interstellar Radio Station said...

Great work. A "compilation mix" presents challenges a "themed mix" doesn't have, and that is well handled here.

Anonymous said...

beautiful