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Anna: Systems Breaking Down

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Artist: Anna
Title: Systems Breaking Down
Product Type: 12-INCH SINGLE

Release Date: 07/01/2022

SKU: 8713748984915

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Artist: Anna
Title: Systems Breaking Down
Product Type: 12-INCH SINGLE

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Twelve inch vinyl pressing. Originally released in 1982 Annas cosmic coldwave bomb Systems Breaking Down is one of the most mysterious singles of the period. Remarkably it was released on a major label - RCA - yet very little is known about the shadowy Anna. Despite being recorded nearly 35 years ago it still sounds strikingly vital. Both sonically relevant and lyrically prescient its hard to imagine a more apposite track to soundtrack the dark days were currently occupying. A masterful study in dread describing the gentle collapse of all structures it is set against a backdrop of eerie synth-heavy electronics. Produced by 80s disco-pop mavericks Geraint Hughes and Ken Leray the A-Side contains the epic synth-pop original all heart-wrenching atmosphere and haunting vocals. The B-Side wins again however. The more uptempo Dance Version is a dubbed out dark-disco tour-de-force with cut-up vocals drifting in and out of a bassline that throbs like Carpenters best think Assault on Precinct 13 and a palette of head-nod minimal wave. Both sought-after mixes have been remastered for vinyl by Simon Francis and are housed in a replica jacket of the maxi original. Outstanding.

1.1 Systems Breaking Down
1.2 Systems Breaking Down Dance Remix


H 0.21
W 12.33
L 12.33

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