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Rise of the Machines

Friday 23rd June / presented by Caitlin Nienaber

This week’s RTRFM feature album has taken us on a wild ride through Australian alternative electronic music of the 70s and 80s with Closed Circuits.

Put together by Australian music writer and historian David Nichols, it’s a fascinating collection of overlooked oddities as well as a few familiar blasts from the past.

It also features sounds from three West Australian acts: And an A, German Humour and The Dugites.

Caitlin Nienaber caught up with David on Breakfast to talk about the compilation and started by asking him about the factors that contributed to the emergence of electronic music in the 1970s.

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