Monday, June 6, 2011

Martin Rushent: disappearance of a "New Romantics" of the 80s

Moment of reflection on the world music. Music producer Martin Rushent died this Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the age of 63. The music world lost one of those producers most talented and innovative. Martin Rushent was a precursor. He is the careers of many British bands like Spandau Ballet and also a part of the success of the French group Telephone.

Engineering artistic Rushent Martin led the British music at its highest level in the 80's. These early encounters with the musical community dates from the late 70s. At the time, Martin Rushent is a sound engineer and worked with the biggest names in time T. Rex, Fleetwood Mac or the diva Shirley Bassey.

In the early 80s, Martin formed his own label Rushent music "Genetic". Innovative and visionary, the producer is a precursor of the movement "New Romantics". This musical style is associated with New Wave and sees the emergence of new group in England that will give new codes in a time that comes out of punk.

With his label, and launched Martin Rushent consists of groups became famous as Ultravox, Visage and their famous hit "Fade To Grey" and the band Spandau Ballet. The highlight of his career will be the band The Human League Martin Rushent sign for which the album "Dare" in 1981 which is three times platinum.

This album, made it over thirty years ago, still today a benchmark and continues to influence bands today. Another peculiarity of Martin Rushent he produced in 1979, the second album from French Phone "Spit Your Poison" and the next titled "Heart Of The Night." Both albums have also spent Phone career, becoming thus one of the groups of French rock's most popular and publicized.

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