Looking for Obscure Electronica? Start Here.

There’s a certain segment of the electronica/EDM crowd that reveres obscure recordings from the 1980s. Many of these records were released extremely limited numbers and have long been out of print.  But just like aficionados of Northern Soul in the UK, these records are much sought-after, especially stuff from continental Europe.

Here’s an example:

Andreas–who is very deep into this Minimal Wave/Cold Wave/Dark Wave scene–sent me a couple of notes with websites where one might track down some of these forgotten gems from the 80s.

Anna Logue Records

Domestica

Electric Voice Records

Minimal Wave

Obscure80s

World|Service Collective Recordings

Alan Cross

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