We are in 1985, a hectic year for the emerging independent record label Auxilio de Cientos. The company ‘offices’ are in full performance. There are several projects going on, and the first one at international level is no less than a compilation which meets up electronic music groups formed by a couple, a very common tendency these days.
A nearly conceptual project in which electronic groups from such distant countries as USA or Germany take part; however, they have a common denominator: all of them are emerging groups in which experimentation and ‘resounding risk’ is an essential premise in their recordings. Nevertheless, there is a clear homogeneity in their sound. The synth-pop, dark ambient, minimal synth, industrial, techno amongst other musical classifications which later on would become very popular, are revealed in the grooves of “Pas de Deux”.
“Pas de Deux” led to Auxilio de Cientos’ international taking off as well as a great step forward in the consolidation of an alternative to the ‘official’ one music prevailing in Spain. Other groups and recording seals were working at a similar level in other cities of the country, and all together brought in a different view, a new sound. That was our little contribution to a sound which was mainly led by the Anglo-saxon groups, and which eventually managed to write its own chapter in music history.