Art of Noise was born in London in 1983 when Paul Morley, journalist, Trevor Horn, producer and Anne Dudley, Gary Langan and J.J. Jeczalik, studio musicians, had the brilliant idea of wanting to associate. The group name, quite enigmatic it must be admitted, actually refers to the futuristic manifesto L'arte dei Rumori written in 1913 by Luigi Russolo. It is their massive and revolutionary use of digital sampling technology (Sampler) that will make Art of Noise one of the most innovative groups of the 80s. He will leave in history pieces that have become cult today, the most successful of which are surely "Moments in Love" and "Peter Gunn". To which we will add the single "Kiss" where Art of Noise will join the time of a single with the singer Tom Jones in 1988. Single which all Dance floors of the planet still remember ... To discover or rediscover. Discography (among others ...) :
• Beat Box 1983
• Close (to the edit) 1984
• Moments in love 1985
• Legs 1985
• Peter Gunn 1986
• Paranoimia 1986
• Legacy 1986
• Dragnet 1987
• Kiss 1988
• Yebo! 1989
• Art of love 1990
• Instruments of darkness 1991
• Metaforce 1999
1983 ... the aliens arrive. And no one sees the revolutionary sound they bring in their wake ...
1984 ... a sound of an incredibly innovative inspiration for the time. And again, we hardly saw anything. Or at least heard nothing ...
1983 ... and the best, there it is ! A sonic wonder that makes them enter One Shot into the musical legend of the 80s. Surely one of the most inspired and successful titles of the decade and the end of the 20th century. MO-NU-MEN-TAL !
1985 ... a unique sound carried by unique clips. A decidedly extraordinary imagination and inspiration !
1986 ... their first real interplanetary hit which confirms an almost unequaled talent for innovation. What talent !
1986 ... surely one of their most wacky titles. But where are they going to get it all ? Aliens, I tell you ...
1986 ... an exceptional year which saw them produce no less than 3 mega hits. The group then literally walks on the water ...
1987 ... small revs with only 1 hit that year. But what a hit ! Surely one of their best titles
1988 ... a title of LEGEND which resuscitates a Tom Jones from the depths of the Abyss. And which offers the group its biggest commercial success. Just that !
1989 ... the beginning - of the end - of an incredible adventure for one of the most visionary groups of the decade
1990 ... they will attempt the transition to the 90s but they will unfortunately not be able to reinvent themselves. A decade that will go way too fast for them ...
1991 ... their sound, far ahead of its time in the 80s, will be less and less during the 90s. An irreversible decline that nothing, and no one, can stop ...
1999 ... the baroud of honor. A return at the end of the decade to say the least improbable and which will not change the situation. This awesome group is now a thing of the past. Anyway, this group will forever remain one of the most foolish of the end of the 20th century !
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