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The Fast Set- Junction One 7”

Posted in 1980, 1980s, 4ad, minimal, synth, the fast set, wave on August 14, 2007 by Frankie Teardrop

Some classic minimal synth for you today, ladies and gentlemen… Today’s band is the Fast Set, a one man synth project who’s first and only 7” recording was also the very first release on Axis, aka 4AD.

The Fast Set is comprised of avant-artist David Knight, who signed with with Axis records upon its inception in 1980, just before label-head Ivo Watts-Russel was forced to change the label’s name to 4AD. As a one man project, the Fast Set recorded just one 7” single for the song ‘Junction One’ in 1980. The b-side of the single was a synthetic dirge rendition of ‘Children of the Revolution’ by T.Rex.

The band’s only other recorded moment was a cover of T.Rex’s ‘King of the Rumbling Spires,’ released on a Some Bizzare compilation in 1981. Afterwards, David disbanded his project and went on to work with the likes of Danielle Dax and the Shockheaded Peters.

Here’s that lone single for your listening and downloading pleasure:

The Fast Set- Junction One 7”
1. Junction One
2. Children of the Revolution

*DOWNLOAD LINKS REMOVED* Click here to purchase these via 4AD’s official site.