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M.L.E.- The Retro New Experience

Posted on March 12, 2012 at 2:50 PM

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Just last week I put together a mix for traveling and included "Thieves Like Us" by New Order on it, and I heard it again today.   It made me long for more music from that time period, and made me wish that something more current carried on the tradition.  Little did I know that something, or rather...someone has.

 

M.L.E (Masters of Light Entertainment) are so very Kraftwerk and Soft Cell in their approach to Electronica, yet they are also very 2012.  How is that possible?  Well, it seems that Andy Harrison and Damian Ashcroft from North West England have done their homework.   They mix up the gear.  They stay current without running too far away from the original Godfathers of synth.  

 

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These guys have obviously graduated with a Major in Joy Division and a Minor in Martin Gore.  If you like the music of times past in this regard but also like new flavor, you'll probably want to add M.L.E. to your traveling mix...with the bonus being that you just might get where you are going with more of a spirit of reflection upon arrival. 

 

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