Song 407: Astradyne

One of my favorite instrumentals from my vinyl collection days. Astradyne, from the album Vienna by Ultravox, is pretty much dominated by synthesizers and a fantastic opening to the album. Unfortunately, the American version of the album put it as track 5 on side 1.

To my knowledge, nobody has remade this song. Shame – seems like it could be a classic for accordion bands. Or let guitars stretch out those synthesizer riffs.

Fun fact: after this album was released, Astradyne became a font based on the song/album cover.