Active between 1978 and 1981, pioneering experimental label Object Music followed a more oblique path than fellow Manchester independents New Hormones, Rabid and Factory, and was unusual in preferring albums over singles.
Founded by Steve Solamar as an outlet for his group Spherical Objects, the label quickly expanded to release landmark records by The Passage, Steve Miro and Grow Up, as well as a host of less well known artists, many of them members of the Manchester Musicians' Collective. The label ceased operations in 1981 when Solamar disappeared, leaving behind a legacy of unorthodox yet strangely timeless music.
CD booklet contains liner notes and archive Object images.
1. SPHERICAL OBJECTS The Kill
2. SPHERICAL OBJECTS The Knot
3. STEVE MIRO & THE EYES Dreams of Desire
4. STEVE MIRO & THE EYES Queen of the Sea
5. GROW UP River
6. GROW UP Stay Awake
7. GROW UP 10 Minutes
8. ALTERNOMEN UNLIMITED Facade
9. WARRIORS Martial Time/Martial Law
10. STEVE MIRO Up and About
11. STEVE MIRO Smiling in Reverse
12. SPHERICAL OBJECTS Seventies Romance
13. SPHERICAL OBJECTS Sweet Tooth
14. CONTACT Fascinated by Time?
15. CONTACT Nite Time
16. THE PASSAGE Troops Out
17. THE PASSAGE My One Request
18. MANCHESTER MEKON The Cake Shop Device
19. IQ ZERO Insects
20. GROW UP Joanne
21. GROW UP Affirmation of Existence/Swept Away
22. GROW UP GGGDADGADADAD
23. STEVE SOLAMAR Forewarned
24. THE NOYES BROTHERS The Mutant
25. THE NOYES BROTHERS Decision Time
26. ALTERNOMEN UNLIMITED Connections
"Another great lost Manchester independent, and a fine anthology" (The Wire, 01/2009)
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