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Colin Newman

Biography

After Wire released their third influential and experimental record, 154, in 1979, what was to be their follow-up record was refused by their record company. Therein began Colin Newman's solo career. His solo output has been divided in between producing acts like the Virgin Prunes and Minimal Compact and continuing to make his own music, which has drifted from the guitar-based, fractured song structure of Wire to focus on more experimental electronic forms. His quiet manipulations have at times bordered on New Age tinklings, but he maintains a willingness to experiment with new ideas on every release.

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