Music for Listening To

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One of the few synth-pop records of the era -- instrumental or otherwise -- that attempted to develop the universe of possibilities inherent in the form, Music for Listening To spans percussion-heavy sequencer trance, free-floating ambience and minimalist proto-techno as well as more recognizable synth-funk (notably, the original version of Heaven 17's "Groove Thang"). It's not even a matter of sounding dated; Music for Listening To sounds decades ahead of its time and could easily be taken for music produced 20 years later.

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