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Their sanctuary ...? The islands...

New Musik is an English group formed in London in 1977 by singer-songwriter Tony Mansfield, bassist Tony Hibbert and drummer Phil Towner.

The first single "Straight lines" was released in 1979 followed a few months later by the album "From A to B". The album is a huge success.

In particular thanks to other singles extracted like "This world of water", "Sanctuary" and especially the one that will become their biggest commercial success namely "Living by numbers". As well as the single "On islands" which will experience its heyday in France.

In 1981 the album "Anywhere" was released, the success was only relative despite the presence of quality titles like "Luxury".

The third and last album "Warp" was released in 1982, from which the excellent "A train on twisted tracks" will be released.

The group will split shortly after.

To discover or rediscover.

Discography (among others ...) :

• Straight lines 1979

• Living by numbers 1980

• On Islands 1980

• This world of water 1980

• Sanctuary 1980

• Back to room one 1981

• Luxury 1981

• While you wait 1981

• The planet doesn't mind 1981

• Changing minds 1981

• A train on twisted tracks 1982

• Warp 1982


Clips :

1979 ... first title and first success for this little group out of nowhere. A first success which announces many others ...

1980 ... everything is there, the style, the look, the sound, a pure digest of the early 1980s. Race results : new top hit !

1980 ... they repeat the same year with this HUGE title which will undoubtedly remain as one of the most significant titles of this beginning of decade. MAS-TER-FUL !

1980 ... and it continues ! A decidedly incredible 1980s where everything succeeded and their notoriety literally exploded

1980 ... a 4th title to end the year in style. And new success. Certainly less prestigious than the others but success nonetheless

1981 ... change of vintage and quality that does not weaken. A dazzling career that will have produced an impressive number of high-caliber titles

1981 ... surely one of their best titles. And yet, the fall of the group is already looming on the horizon. Go figure ...

1981 ... the tempo quickens, the group tries their hand at Dance. And why not. This will not change the situation for them but it was worth a try !

1981 ... a truly unique sound that will have made their strength as much as their weakness. Too bad the adventure could not have lasted a little longer ...

1981 ... a short-lived career, but better quality than quantity, as we say. And with them, no complaints !

1982 ... an inspiration constantly renewed which could, and should, have taken the group much further than where he stopped

1982 ... a very Dance ending for this group which really deserved to go even further ! But history will decide otherwise ...


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