Human Noise - Impotent Fury Remixes 7"
V Ltd White Vinyl 7” (500) with unique wrap-around artwork by Fred Deakin (Airside) + Download (itunes + Digital Stores)
A-Manicured Noise-Moscow 1980 (Impotent Fury Remix)
B-The Human League-The Dignity Of Labour Part 3 (Impotent Fury Remix)
In 2007 Fred Deakin, acclaimed electronic musician (Lemon Jelly), designer and DJ, selected Moscow 1980 from the Northern Stories 1978/80 album for his Triptyche mix set. A mutual appreciation between CTR and Fred for the Post-punk era was apparent. Very shortly afterwards came the lucky and unexpected unearthing of the long lost master tapes for the first Manicured Noise single, originally released in’80. “Moscow” was a double A side with Metronome.
Fred has reworked the track into a Nu-Balearic storm, infused with the spirit of the Thrashing Doves. The track recently gained much attention after BBCR1 play on a Rob-Da-Bank Nu-Balearic special.
Curiously prescient now, it was written as a stab at a theme for the Moscow Olympics of that year, the track hinting optimistically at a brighter future that seemed unlikely in those paranoid and recessed times.
On the B side is Fred’s fluid interpretation of an early Human League cut, plucked from obscurity and crafted for the tail end of another turbulent decade. The original appears on Jon Savage's "Fame" Secret History Of Post-Punk 1978-81 release (CTRUE8).
"The B - Side finds Sheffield's finest floating amid a sea of ricocheting pink bubbles.." (Record Collector).