Fortran 5

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For the Data General programming language, see Fortran 5 (programming language).
Fortran 5
Fortran 5.jpg
Background information
Genres Electronic
Labels Mute Records
Associated acts I Start Counting
Komputer
Past members David Baker
Simon Leonard

Fortran 5 was an electronic music band active during the 1990s.

Background[edit]

The band were made up of members David Baker and Simon Leonard, who had previously worked together on the music project known as I Start Counting.[1] Around 1990, they had begun recording new material, and realised that the new music had a different sound compared to their previous electropop style.[1] They decided to rename their project Fortran 5 in order to give their new dance/techno style a fresh start.[1] The new project also involved the duo collaborating and working with a number of other artists.[1] These included Kris Weston of The Orb, and Rod Slater from Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.[1]
The band's final album was titled Avocado Suite and was their most experimental work; this was far removed from their early electropop sound.[1] Fortran 5 also remixed songs from artists such as Inspiral Carpets, Erasure and Laibach.[1]

Simon Leonard also wrote a book called Fortran 5, which was published by Malice Aforethought Press.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1991 - Blues (Mute Records)
  • 1993 - Bad Head Park (Mute Records)
  • 1995 - Avocado Suite (Mute Records)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Konnecting - I Start Counting" Sleeve Notes. Retrieved 8 June 2011.