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Suonare Suonare > Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)

Artist: Premiata Forneria Marconi
Label: Numero Uno
Catalog#: ZPLN 34092
Format: Vinyl
Country: Italy
Released: 1980

Synthesist > Großkopf, Harald

Artist: Harald Grosskopf
Label: Sky Records, Sky Records
Catalog#: Sky 043, sky 043
Format: Vinyl
Country: Germany
Released: 1980
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Harald Grosskopf first appeared early in the timeline as the drummer for Wallenstein, playing on their first four albums. He then performed with Klaus Schulze off and on in the mid-70s, before joining forces with Manuel Göttsching and Lüül Ulbrich in Ashra in 1978. Grosskopf got the opportunity from Sky Records to record his first solo album, Synthesist, in 1980. With only a Mini-Moog, sequencer and a somewhat legendary eight-track tape machine, he retreated to the Krefeld home of Udo Hanten (one half of the soon-to-be electronic group, You).

Tangerine Dream '70 - '80 > Tangerine Dream

Artist: Tangerine Dream
Label: Virgin
Catalog#: V BOX2
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1980-12

Tangram > Tangerine Dream

Artist: Tangerine Dream
Label: Virgin International
Catalog#: VI 2147
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1980
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
When Tangerine Dream next appeared in January 1980, it was at a concert in East Germany; they were one of the first Western bands to perform there. The addition of keyboardist Johannes Schmölling returned the band to its trio format; though it ultimately would provide even further distance from their 70s style as they forged ahead into the new decade. Of course, the technology of electronic music was now rapidly changing. The 1980s saw the rise of digital and sampling technology, which effectively changed "sound design" forever.

That's What You Get Babe > Ayers, Kevin

Artist: Kevin Ayers
Label: EMI
Catalog#: SHSP 4106
Format: Vinyl
Country: United Kingdom
Released: 1980

The Album > Caravan

Artist: Caravan
Label: Kingdom Records
Catalog#: KVL 9003
Format: Vinyl
Country: United Kingdom
Released: 1980

The Unknown Soldier > Harper, Roy

Artist: Roy Harper
Label: Harvest, EMI
Catalog#: SHVL 820, SHVL 820
Format: Vinyl
Country: UK
Released: 1980

Tic & Tac > Area

Artist: Area
Label: Ascolto
Catalog#: ASC 20224
Format: Vinyl
Country: Italy
Released: 1980

Tournee > Kraan

Artist: Kraan
Label: Harvest, EMI Electrola
Catalog#: 1C 064-45 931, 1C 064-45 931
Format: Vinyl
Country: Germany
Released: 1980

Volle Molle > Grobschnitt

Artist: Grobschnitt
Label: Brain
Catalog#: BRAIN 0060.291
Format: Vinyl
Country: Germany
Released: 1980