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Midge Ure

Midge Ure OBE (born James Ure on October 10, 1953 in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland) is a rock and roll guitarist, singer and songwriter from Scotland, who had particular success in the 1970s and 1980s. His stage name, Midge, is a phonetic reversal of his real name, Jim. Beginning his career with bubblegum pop-rock band Slik, he would go on to play in The Rich Kids and temporarily for Thin Lizzy before replacing John Foxx as singer of electronic new wave band Ultravox in 1979. Shortly afterwards, they had a huge UK hit with "Vienna", and became one of Britain's top bands for several years.

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Assemblage 23

"Assemblage 23" is a one-man futurepop/ebm project, whose sole member is musician Tom Shear, based in Seattle, Washington, USA. Prior to starting Assemblage 23, Shear experimented with music under the name "Man on a Stage", beginning in the early 1980s. Most of Shear's music at this point was instrumental, as he lacked the confidence to sing; the quality of the music itself was highly questionable by his own admission. Shear eventually began to add vocals to his music; at the same time, Shear was also playing bass in a punk band called the "Advocates".

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The Scientists of Modern Music

TSOMM (for the abbreviation) are a synth bomb, the fallout being incredible tron-pop, beat driven glam-rock fronted by melody making, flesh and blood drones. With deep, rhythmic electric guitar hooks, crispy clean black and white outfits and more vocoders than you can poke an antenna at, these two take their audience on a journey that starts with a ramp and drives through the still clean disco to the fragmenting and decaying sounds of the future.

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Icon of Coil

In 1997 Andy LaPlegua established the project, "Icon of Coil", which was primarily a concept built around a logo, graphic design and music. Soon after the inception, the music turned out to be the most important part of the concept and LaPlegua invited Sebastian R. komor, who he had worked with before on the project "Sector 9", (now called "Moonitor") in 1996, to work with him on the project as a live member. After just a couple of gigs and the release of IoC’s first single, "Shallow Nation", Seb became a full-time member.

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Miami Horror

After years in the making here at last is Illumination, the fully realised debut album from Melbourne’s favourite psychedelic indie-electronic adventurers Miami Horror. With Illumination, Miami Horror has delivered on two years of teeth-cutting live shows and an ever escalating wave of buzz that’s made the group bonafide blog darlings the world over. But what’s most amazing about the grand arrival of Illumination is that the roots of the record stretch back countless moons to when Miami Horror began...

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Puerto Rico Flowers

Bass/Drums/Synthesizer/Vocals found here. Slow songs not unlike a skinhead crying. John Sharkey III wrote and recorded them. He lives in America and Australia. Yes, he used to be in Clockcleaner but he also used to be a smoker. He gave that up a long time ago. Performances are seasonal and enjoyable. Thank you.

Hercules and Love Affair

Hercules and Love Affair is a musical project from New York formed in 2007 by DJ Andy Butler. From 2007 through 2010, members included Nomi Ruiz, Kim Ann Foxman and guest singer Antony Hegarty from the band Antony and the Johnsons. They are signed to DFA Records. Their single "Blind" was released on March 3rd, 2008, and their debut self-titled album (produced by Butler and Tim Goldsworthy) was released on March 10th, 2008. The album has been critically well-received and charted in the top 40 in several countries.

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Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys are a British synthpop/dance music duo, consisting of Neil Tennant who provides main vocals, additional keyboards and very occasionally guitar, and Chris Lowe on keyboards and occasionally on vocals. They formed in London, UK in 1982. Pet Shop Boys are one of the most commercially and critically acclaimed British groups ever. They have achieved eight platinum, two gold and four silver albums in the UK alone. Their career has spanned 25 years and is now in its fourth decade. They are still as popular as ever, touring and headlining festivals around the world in 2010.

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NUN

There are at least 4 NUN. A) An electropop band from Poland, B) An Emocore band from the Basque Country, C) A hip hop artist from Chicago, Il, D) a dark synth group from Melbourne, Australia featuring members of Constant Mongrel and Woollen Kits A) Nun is an electropop band from Poland.
Their members are Magdalena Kaspryszyn and Olaf Karbowiak. They deliver synthpop danceable music with a lot of uptempo songs, like their first single "Hope", released in March, 2006. Their first album is "Sunlight", and it has been published in 2006.