Data – Blow (1984)

Data was a UK electro pop group formed in 1979 by Georg Kajanus (formerly of the group “Sailor”), George was responsible for rhythm and melodic programmes, keyboards and FX vocals and was joined by Frankie Boulter (lead and FX vocals), Phil Boulter (vocals), Henry Marsh (additional keyboards) and Simon Boswell (additional keyboards).

The classically orientated title track of DATA’s first album, Opera Electronica, was used as the theme music to the short film, Towers of Babel (1981), which was directed by Jonathan Lewis and starred Anna Quayle and Ken Campbell. 

DATA released two more albums, the experimental 2-Time (1983) and the Country & Western-inspired electronica album Elegant Machinery (1985).

The first single to be released from Elegant Machinery was “Blow”, the track was written, produced and engineered by Kajanus and the US Sire Promo 12″ included remixes of both Blow and  “D.J.” which would later be mixed with “In Blue” for it’s own 12″ single release.

Blow (The Blow Out Version)                              6:20

Blow (The Blow Out Version Single Edit)            3:32

D.J. (The Club D.J. Version)                               5:32

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Data – Stop / Blow (1985)

DATA were an electronic music band created in the late 1970s by Georg Kajanus, creator of such bands as Eclection, Sailor and Noir (with Tim Dry of the robotic/music duo Tik and Tok). After the break-up of Sailor in the late Seventies, Kajanus decided to experiment with electronic music and formed DATA, together with vocalists Francesca (“Frankie”) and Phillipa (“Phil”) Boulter, daughters of British singer John Boulter.

The classically orientated title track of DATA’s first album, Opera Electronica, was used as the theme music to the short film, Towers of Babel (1981), which was directed by Jonathan Lewis and starred Anna Quayle and Ken Campbell. Towers of Babel was nominated for a BAFTA award in 1982 and won the Silver Hugo Award for Best Short Film at the Chicago International Film Festival of the same year.

DATA released two more albums, the experimental 2-Time (1983) and the Country & Western-inspired electronica album Elegant Machinery (1985). The title of the last album was the inspiration for the name of Swedish pop synth group , elegant MACHINERY, formerly known as Pole Position.

The first single to be released from the album “Elegant Machinery” was “Blow” in 1984 but this would be followed up in the following year with a 12″ single that paired a remix of “Blow” by Scott Blackwell with a remix of “Stop” by Ivan Ivan.

Stop (Remix)       6:05

Blow (Remix)       6:18

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