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Artist: ACTOR, THE
Title: Covergirl EP
Format: 10"
Label: Enfant Terrible
Country: Netherlands
Price: $19.00
"The Actor is one of the most famous, and also obscure, minimal wave acts from The Netherlands from the early 80s. Now, in 2005, The Actor has re-recorded their all time classic track Covergirl. Next to this new version of the track enfant03 also features the original 1982 version and two brilliant cover versions by the French masters of contemporary minimal electronic music: Porn.Darsteller and It & My Computer. Both these artists appear from the leading Invasion Planète Rec. label." - Enfant Terrible.
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Artist: ACTOR, THE
Title: Exploded View
Format: Cass
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $16.00
Limited edition of 120 copies.

Artist: ACTOR, THE
Title: Exploded View
Format: LP
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
"Mannequin Records announces the reissue of one of the most important Dutch Wave bands The Actor, with their seminal 1982 tape Exploded View. In the beginning of the 80s, a new phenomenon emerged: home taping. This way of recording resulted in a lot of noise. But that was less important than getting ones music out to the public. A well-known label for cassette bands in those days was the Dutch Trumpett Tapes. They were the first to publish the music of The Actor, who became their top-selling cassette band in 1982 and 1983. The Actors first release was Exploded View in 1982. The songs -- sung both in English and German -- often related to fashion, modernism, dancing and appearance. This made The Actor "quite fashionable." Remastered from the original master tapes by Rude 66, The Netherlands, 2014. Edition of 500 copies on 160 gram black vinyl." - Mannequin.
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Artist: ACTOR, THE
Title: Unreal Personality
Format: 7
Label: Minimal Wave
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"The Actor is a well known but simultaneously quite obscure minimal wave project that emerged from the Dutch home taping scene of the early 1980s. The duo was formed by Marcel Reimer (vocals, keyboards) and Sander Horsthuis (keyboards) in Breda, The Netherlands in late 1981. Influences were DAF, Soft Cell, Depeche Mode and Fad Gadget. Guitars were no option, because the amplifiers would mar the stage. The Actor caught the attention of cult cassette label Trumpett through their powerful live act and were signed to the label in April 1982. Their first, self-produced album was released in September 1982 as Exploded View (an exploded view of a cassette tape was featured on the sleeve): ten quite simply arranged synthpop tracks that were dynamic and danceable, with lyrics sung both in English and German, relating to the modern world, fashion, dancing, fame, appearance, and self-image. The track featured on this flexi-disc, Unreal Personality, is the opening track of Exploded View and the archetypical The Actor song, with lyrics directly referring to the bands name. It has been remastered from its original analog source tape for best possible sound reproduction. Flexi printed on clear flexible vinyl with silver embossed ink, edition of 999 number-stamped copies accompanied by matte printed postcard of August 1975 by Jennifer Griffiths." - Minimal Wave.
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