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    Posted: August 05 2009 at 21:27
Any other Proggers out there with long memories who recall this Progressive Electronic duo? They recorded three albums in the late 1970's, the first one in the same year as Jean Michel Jarre's debut Oxygene. Their sound was in fact very similar to Jarre's early analog albums, but with the added attraction of real drums, giving their music a lot of muscle at times.
 
(another Jarre connection: the Space Art team played alongside Jean Michel on his China tour)
 
The Space Art albums:        Space Art (aka Onyx), 1977
                                                  Trip In the Center Head, 1979
                                                  Playback, 1980
and a pair of 12" singles:    Melodie Moderne/Nous Savons Tout, 1978
                                                  Symphonix, 1981
 
At one time I owned their first two albums, and still have the 1978 single, which sounds not unlike a Richard Pinhas / Heldon track adapted for some sort of heavy electronic disco (!)
 
Here's a link to a web site with more info, plus sound samples (not updated since 2002, but still accessible):  http://www.madmartian.com/music_space.htm
 
and another link to firther samples from the band's first album:  http://www.anthologyrecordings.com/release.asp?album=KTMGVsmOpvY
 
...a possible candidate for the Archives..?
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 10 2010 at 13:47
This band released some of the best progressive electronic music of all time and definitely need to be on the archives.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 10 2010 at 14:02
Will check out, thanks.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2010 at 04:47
The Electronic Prog team was alerted.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2010 at 15:30
thanks for the suggestion. Space Art sounds like Kingsley / Leuter's kitschy space age orchestrations but without the funny groovy moves. It's not so far from J.M.J (early works) who is included in the prog-related section but due to the arrangements and instrument manipulations it tends to be slightly better. I'm not opposed to an addition for the progressive electronic subgenre. I can add them very soon. If some of you want to collaborate on this one, just tell me. 

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