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November 3rd, 2009


The Fascination Movement

(Chop Suey, Seattle) Eighties nostalgia seems to have begun in earnest sometime around January 1, 1980, and hasn’t let up since-understandable, given that decade’s great leaps forward in synthesizer technology (and excellent club drugs). Seattle act the Fascination Movement take a reverent (and sober) approach to recreating that golden age of new wave, with neat arrangements of perfectly plinking synth arpeggios, hollowed-out keyboard pads, and vocals that alternately recall Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and New Order (weirdly, on “Runaway,” the vocals sound like nothing so much as contemporary revivalist Paul Banks of Interpol). The Fascination Movement’s is a classic sound done with impeccable care. … by ERIC GRANDY/ the Stranger

Tickets at Chop Suey

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theFM – DJSet

October 28th, 2009


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83mb, 1:00:25 min – tracklisting (DL link below)

1.  Tom Hooker – Charleston
2.  Rudy & Co. – Mama Radio
3.  Meccano – Activate My Heart
4.  RAF – Self Control
5.  Skatt Bros. – Walk The Night
6.  Fun Fun – Color My Love
7.  Angie St. Philips – Light Up My Heart
8.  Scotch – Money Runner
9.  Midnight Passion – I Need Your Love
10.  A Ha – The Sun Always Shine On TV (what mix?)
11.  Vera – Baby Won’t You Dance With Me
12.  Lime – On The Grid (remix)
13.  Paul Rein – Lady O
14.  People Like Us – Heart In The Night


September 16th, 2009

Son of Sam – Nature Makes A Mistake
Original from the “sex and bestiality” tape (1984), Code# K23

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The Fascination Movement ‘Bringing down the walls’ (aube008)

September 8th, 2009

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The Fascination Movement – Bringing down the walls

1) Bringing Down The Walls
2) Bringing Down The Walls (Instrumental)

Moody, intense, sultry, with a driving bassline and a killer wordless refrain: It may be coming to you in the crisp first days of September, but “Bringing Down the Walls” was forged in the sullen heat of summer.

It’s insistent and humid like a packed dancefloor but there’s a nocturnal, reflective side to “Bringing Down the Walls” that gives it more depth than you might expect from such a sleek, compelling club anthem.

Once again the Fascination Movement has threaded the tricky path between melancholy and propulsion and came back with a song that possesses the best qualities of both sides.

The new digital single is out now exclusively via Amazon MP3 @ 265kbs (US, UK, France, Germany)
and Aube Records @ 320kbs (Everywhere)

Listen in full on their myspace HERE

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August 22nd, 2009

Could this be the first authentic house record?

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April 21st, 2009

Igloo Magazine


“…Remix records can be an inspiration, giving existing music a new flare whilst shedding light on fresh aural aspects. Yet, many are just lazy attempts of transplanting structures to opaque styles; this 12″ does not belong to this category…”

by Robbie Geoghegan

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March 31st, 2009


…Sonically, they may sound from another place, but we do know at least one of the band members played bass on the new Fleet Foxes album. Signed to German label Aube Records (known for their high standards in electronica)… Read more

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The Fascination Movement – Remix Vol. I (aube007)

March 28th, 2009

aube007 remix promo

The Fascination Movement – Remix Vol. I

Like any group enthralled by the history of electronic pop, The Fascination Movement love remixes. On the heels of their 0.5 EP, and to keep you busy while they put the finishing touches on their debut album, they give you Remix Vol 1. Starcluster twists “Radio” into burbling new dancefloor shapes with a tinge of 90s proto-house including 808 drums and roland baselines, ALBA (a new project with Roland Sebastian Faber and Michael Black of Unit 4/Jupiter Black) reworks “Down Again” into something sweeping and noctur nal, adding rock flavored live drums and a shimmering melody on top. Elitechnique stunningly suspends “Just Pretend” in space with spinning organs, transforming it from a propulsive pop song into something wholly different. In the days of dime a dozen remixes that consist of nothing more than retro fitting tracks with a 4/4 beat, these beauties show off the originals in new and surprising ways.

Limited promo edtion on wax, only 100 copies w/ hand-printed sleeves. Official release coming late april 2009.
Listen the full EP now on SoundCloud here:

Remix Vol 1 by The Fascination Movement

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March 27th, 2009

brooklyn bridge

electrodiscomix by editechnique.mp3

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62.5mb, 54:36 min – tracklist

editechnique- party line – magick edit allstars
dez dickerson – modernaire- citinite
the league unlimited orchestra – seconds – virgin
lcd soundsystem – 45:33 (part 2) – dfa
hercules and love affair – you belong – dfa
elitechnique – munich emotions – clone
lykke li – i’m good, i’m gone (metronomy remix) – LL recordings
hashim – al-naafiysh (the soul) – cutting records
neon neon – i lust you (heartbreak remix) – lex records
nik kershaw – dancing girls (editechnique treatment) -
chaos – dot dot dash – metroplex
cocorosie – god has a voice, she speaks through me – touch and go records

 merci elites

elite logo II

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February 18th, 2009

Igloo Magazine


“…0.5 is by the Seattle, Washington outfit The Fascination Movement and sees Aube move into a more new wave sound…”

by Robbie Geoghegan

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