February 21st, 2013
This 80sObscurities was founded by DJ Rexx Arkana to showcase old, often unknown or forgotten acts and tracks from the decade when electronic music was truly the new wave. Rexx Arkana has been a club/radio DJ and promoter since the mid-80s and headlined festivals on several continents and currently holds a residency at DEFCON, NYC’s current longest-running weekly scene party. He is also the founder and lyricist of Brudershaft and one half of harsh electro act FGFC820.
Yesterday, 80sObscurities highlighted the wonderful world of German minimal wave act Die Werkpiloten, whose long out of print cassette album was recently re-released by Vinyl on Demand’s Frank Maier. Today, we hook up with a different Maier, TraKKtor’s Pierre Aus Maier from Sweden, for a song about pasta… because all these obscure 80s songs are making me hungry.
Lasse Holm was born Lars-Eric Gustav Holm in 1943, which makes him even older than your aging host. This singer/songwriter and producer started his music career with The Moonlighters in the 60s, with whom he released a small handful of albums. By the 80s, he’d returned as the man behind pop act Chips, later known as Sweets’n'Chips, featuring Swedish babes Elisabeth Andreassen and Kikki Danielsson. However, Holm’s biggest goal in life, it seems, was to win the Eurovision Song Contest, for which he wrote a number of entries. If this all seems nonsensical to you, loyal listeners, it probably is. About as improbable as Pierre and his harsh electro/noise band mates rockin’ out to Lasse Holm in their tour van. Then again, truth is always stranger than fiction, as they say…stranger than a song about funky burgers or canneloni macaroni.