domingo, 15 de noviembre de 2009


Tony Mansfield
Tony Mansfield (born 19 January 1955, Wimbledon (London) is an English songwriter, musician and record producer.
Mansfield is best known as the main songwriter/producer for New Musik, a synthpop band that performed from 1979 to 1982. Following their debut hit single "Straight Lines" in 1979, the band had three UK Top 40 hits in 1980 (and a #1 hit in France), releasing three albums: From A To B (1980), Anywhere (1981) and Warp (1982). The group also released a compilation album for the United States in 1981 known as Sanctuary which consisted of tracks from the first two albums. After the demise of GTO Records, New Musik quietly disbanded (although never officially). Their early works helped define the archetypal sound of the 80s.
Productions and collaborations
Mansfield's career as a freelance producer had begun pre-New Musik in the late 1970s, and after the demise of his band he turned exclusively to production, working on a number of successful albums and singles for various popular artists in the 1980s, most notably: Naked Eyes, Captain Sensible, a-ha, Mari Wilson, The B-52's, Vicious Pink, Miguel Bosé, Jean Paul Gaultier and After The Fire.
New Musik
Origen Londres , Inglaterra
Género(s) Synthpop New Wave
Período de actividad 1977-1982
Discográfica(s) GTO Sony Epic
New Musik fue una banda de synthpop y New Wave inglesa que de 1979 a 1982 representó la música electrónica inglesa en sus primeros años, y donde cantaba Tony Mansfield, más tarde productor de canciones exitosas de la década de 1980.
La banda fue formada en 1977 por Tony Mansfield y Nick Straker. Ambos estaban en grupos disco, pues Mansfield estaba en Limmie Funk Limited y Nick Straker estaba en un grupo que llevaba su nombre, The Nick Straker Band
Un 'Trivia' interesante: entre las voces que dicen "They don't want your name..." al final del tema 'Living By Numbers', figura la de Luca Prodan, futuro mito del Rock en Argentina con su banda 'SUMO'.