Posts Tagged ‘synthpunk’

UNITS ‘Animals They Dream About’ unreleased 1982 LP/CD is OUT NOW!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

In 2015 FUTURISMO brought you the first ever reissue of UNITS 1980 electronic cult classic Digital Stimulation. This year FUTURISMO bring you something by the UNITS NEVER released before!! Coming to turntables for the first time, UNITS unreleased 2nd album – Animals They Dream About, co-produced by legendary musician/producer Bill Nelson.

Units_ATDA Cover

Shelved since 1982 due to label issues at the time, UNITS unreleased sophomore LP Animals They Dream About finally sees the light of day for all to hear, taking the bands synthpunk sound in a slightly more synthpop/new wave direction. At this point a four piece, UNITS still employed the live components and arch observation that were a key to their contemporary punk tinged electro sound, whilst embracing a greater sense of mood and melody. As the Eighties progressed some of the synth textures present here would become commonplace, but the UNITS were doing it back in 81 for the recording of this lost synth gem, making their 2nd LP something of a testament to what could have been had it not been for the cruel mistress that is the ‘music biz’.

OUT NOW for a Worldwide release FUTURISMO present this rare unreleased LP on 180g limited edition coloured vinyl – in your choice of ‘Wild DNA’ or ‘Concrete Zoo’, as well as a Digipak CD version. Salvaged and Remastered, this release also contains new artwork, unseen images, a huge poster, liner notes and hidden musical extras…this is your chance to grab a piece of electronic history that was almost lost forever.

Available to BUY NOW at the FUTURISMO ONLINE STORE.

UNITS > ‘Bones’ from Animal They Dream About

UNITS unreleased 1982 LP finally sees the light of day!

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

FUTURISMO are beyond excited to announce that we have the privilege to be the first label ever to release UNITS follow up to 1980′s Digital Stimulation…their never before released 2nd LP – Animals They Dream About, produced by legendary Bill Nelson.

Units_DS Announcement

Shelved since 1982 due to label issues at the time, UNITS unreleased sophomore LP finally sees the light of day for all to hear. Whilst Digital Stimulation forged a sound now known as synthpunk, this time San Francisco’s UNITS take things in a slightly more synthpop direction. At this point a four piece, UNITS still employed the live components and arch observation that were a key to their contemporary punk tinged electro sound, whilst embracing a greater sense of mood and melody. As the Eighties progressed some of the synth textures present on Animals They Dream About would become commonplace, but the UNITS were doing it way back in 1981 for the recording of this lost synth gem, making their 2nd LP something of a testament to what could have been had it not been for the cruel mistress that is the ‘music biz’.

Coming Spring 2016 for a Worldwide release FUTURISMO present this rare unreleased LP on 180g limited edition coloured vinyl, as well as a digipak CD version, both containing new artwork, unseen images and hidden extras.

Check out the audio below for a taste of whats to come from the UNITS Animals They Dream About LP only on FUTURISMO.

UNITS > ‘Bones’ from Animal They Dream About

Now Shipping! UNITS Digital Stimulation LP and CD

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Out Now! The long out of print synthpunk classic – ‘Digital Stimulation’ by UNITS. Originally released in 1980 and out of print since, ‘Digital Stimulation’ was UNITS true calling card and masterpiece. Including the now famous opener ‘High Pressure Days’, this expansive album is a must for fans of Suicide, Devo, Screamers…or electronic music in general.

Units_Releases DS LP Image

Digital Stimulation comes on 180g vinyl in two limited edition colours – Wire Fusion and Modular Shock, as well as a never before released CD version. Both formats contain new stylised artwork with metallic ink, rare imagery, the amazing bonus track ‘I-Night’, secret live tracks and a huge fold-out double sided poster containing brand new liner notes by Scott Ryser himself.

Available NOW from our online store, and available in all good record stores worldwide.

UNITS > ‘Digital Stimulation’ from Digital Stimulation