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Politics Of Pressure (Remastered) EP

by FRONT 242

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Mat Pol
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Mat Pol Great audio quality due to the remastering! Wow. Crisp, powerfull, captivating, hypnotising. Thx 4 this EBM classic, esp. "Don’t Krash“. A must-have for electronic music lovers. Favorite track: Don't Crash.
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mattyg107 Sounds great and some of their finest work but the volume level on these remasters needed a bump up. I'm not looking for loudness war just equal to (mostly) everything else on my library and it was slightly under. Favorite track: Don't Crash.
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★ I want my collection sorted!!! ★ [1985] [R 2016.09.02]

Don't crash. Full of energy, EBM at his best, on his fullest power and glory. This is the soundtrack for Gully Foyle's odyssey against all adversities on the book The Stars My Destination (Alfred Bester, 1956). This is Cassian Andor's and Luthen Rael's rebellion against the Empire in Star Wars. A hell of a track. Well done, Front 242!!! Oh, you, geniuses!!! Favorite track: Don't Crash.
Joshua Y
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Joshua Y A unique EP - some early remixing greatness...and I feel Don't Krash is one of those "perfect" 80's songs - analog but timeless, and 100% genuine. Favorite track: Don't Crash.
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For the celebration of their 35th anniversary year of existence in 2016, Belgian electronic music pioneers FRONT 242 decided to re-release several of their albums together with Alfa Matrix, their partner in crime over the last 15 years now… These remastered versions showcase FRONT 242’s innovative and unmatched sound in the best audio quality made possible by today's audio technology.
Just like they did it back in 2004 with “Geography”, FRONT 242 now re-release "Politics Of Pressure” with the original album design in a fully remastered version by Daniel B.

“Politics Of Pressure” was originally released in 1985, at a moment when FRONT 242 reached its full force line-up made of Daniel B., Patrick Codenys, Jean-Luc De Meyer and Richard “23” Jonckheere; and really started attracting true cult-following. They had become the solid leaders of the newly born “electronic body music” movement in reference to their high-tech and hard edged electronic punk dance music. They were also shaping their today cult image as a high energetic powerful live-act dressed in military outfits ready to conquer the world and become one of the most popular underground bands for the many years to follow…

Since day one, FRONT 242 have always been employing the use of the most current technology available to keep their music fresh, groundbreaking and up to date, non-stop pushing their sound to its logical extreme. The unique cold and synthetic brand of electronic dance music displayed on “Politics Of Pressure” instantly became the band’s signature sound for the following decades… It’s a true sensational pleasure for the ears rediscovering these great classic tunes in their fully remastered versions, reminding us how this second album firmly placed the group as a major driving force of electronic music for the many years to follow.


released September 2, 2016

Also out on vinyl on June 7th, 2024:


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Since 2001, Belgium-based label Alfa Matrix has become a trademark for underground electronic music. We are open to various styles including power EBM, dark elektro, industrial, synth pop, electronica, trip hop, drum’n bass, goth rock, wave, etc. Home of bands like FRONT 242, AYRIA, ALIEN VAMPIRES, HELALYN FLOWERS, METROLAND, BRUDERSCHAFT, ACYLUM, MONDTRÄUME, PNE, STAR INDUSTRY, UNTER NULL, etc. ... more

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