Legendary Minimal-Synth/Wave-Band from Philadelphia formed in 1979. Choosing toy instruments and live drums out of necessity, Crash Course in Science began by experimenting with a series of recording devices. The toy instruments gave way to crude drum machines and “Frankenstein“-type homemade instruments. Their first 7“ (also included with bonus tracks in this set) introduced listeners to a noisy, unpredictable world. This 7” went on to become a classic minimal-synth record that should be included in any vinyl-collection. In 1981 they took a new direction with a darker, more sinister sound. The result was the 12“ “Signals from Pier Thirteen” (also included in this set are 8 unreleased demo tracks from this period). The songs “Cardboard Lamb” and “Flying Turns” gained exposure through club play during the 80’s and still sound fresh and up-to-date. Two live performance recordings from 1980 and 1981 are also part of this Box-Set, including CCIS opening for the Philip Glass ensemble in Philadelphia. The third LP "Near Marineland” contains completed mixes of previously unreleased studio material (along with some remixes of this material) arranged and produced by John Wicks, CCIS’s original producer.
After listening to this Box-Set you will be convinced and have no doubts about CCIS being the godfather of 90’s Techno-Music and their ultimate protagonist-role. They remain an inspiration pool for many Elektro bands/artists today.