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Barcelona Underground

Category: Creation of new universes
Song Title: Catalepsia
Artist: Neuronium
Year: 1977

Category: Magical hypnosis experiences
Song Title: Me Voy A Tomar El Orient Express
Artist: Eduardo Polonio
Year: 1973?

Category: Genre-bending redefinitions
Song Title: Ciència ficció
Artist: Suck Electrònic Enciclopèdic
Year: 1975

Category: Music the members of Kraftwerk dance to
Song Title: No Tape
Artist: Idee Du Femelle
Year: 1986

Category: Songs to go back in time and see live
Song Title: Lamento
Artist: New Buildings
Year: 1983

Category: Industrial-jazz fusions
Song Title: Frigolín
Artist: Víctor Nubla
Year: 1983

Category: Avant-garde on acoustic instruments still works
Song Title: El mar sota la neu
Artist: Agustí Fernández
Year: 1986

Category: The omnipresence of Lou Reed’s spirit
Song Title: Walk on the wild side Henry the Horse
Artist: Superelvis
Year: 1989

Category: Art imitates noise, noise imitates art
Song Title: Asma
Artist: Macromassa
Year: 1987

Category: Post-war roots of secret Barcelona
Song Title: Fandanguillo en Jazz
Artist: Luis Rovira y su orquesta (with Don Byas)
Year: 1947



About the playlister:

Fred Roberts is a native of Cincinnati living in Germany since 1987 who enjoys subverting the arbitrary commercial process in which great works often go unrecognized. He has a dual B.S. in Computer Science and Psychology from Northern Kentucky University (1984) and a Masters in Psychology from Bielefeld Universität (1999). He contributed short stories to the early ezine “D A D A RIVISTA CULTURALE E/O TELEMATICA” (1995/96), and later to the short-lived Greenbeard Magazine, in 1997 receiving a Google Blog of Note citation for his Weblog where he wrote 428 “one-minute short stories” inspired by found photos. Fred is also creator and designer of, an award-winning AI system. His interests include literature, film, photography and discovering all the well-kept sounds Europe has to offer.

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