An incredible collection of electronic sounds that went on to inform generations of rock, pop, and dance music in years to come – but all featured here with much more interesting examples from the European and American roots of the genre! There's a wonderful criss-crossing of sources going on here – some academic experimenters from electronic labs, some prog musicians getting a bit more analog, some early digital keyboard wizards, and some downright punky folks – using electronics instead of guitars! The blend is wonderful, and very ear-opening – and the set brings together material from the second volumes in the Close To The Noise Floor series – Noise Reduction Unit and Third Noise Principle. 30 tracks in all – with titles that include "Tight As A Drum" by Thomas Leer, "Mambopolis" by Richard Bone, "99 Space Music" by The Residents
, "Push Me Pull You (part 2)" by Futurisk, "Lowdown" by Galen Herod, "Be Good" by Blackhouse, "Party Talk" by Andre De Koning, "Ich Will" by DAF, "Impersonator" by Carlos Peron, "Son" by Minny Pops, "Biomutation" by Les Vampyrettes, "Troglodyten" by Asmus Tietchens, "Faith" by Nagamatzu, "Sedation" by O Yuki Conjugate, "Single Off The Album" by Five Times Of Dust, "God With Us" by Bourbonese Qualk, "Dying Inside" by Renaldo & The Loaf, and "God Speed" by Legendary Pink Dots.