Primal River Valley Compilation from Latex Records released September 2005
Featuring Elektronika. 
This is a double CD also features Anguisette.  (Dawn appears on their single "Indefinite") also URN,  Cruxshadows and many more GREAT bands.  This 2 CD set will also sell for $15 and is available
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CD REVIEW: Elektronika - "Night & Day - 2 Disc Set"

By Gian Fiero - 04/19/04 - 11:33 PM EST

CD Review:
From Seattle, Washington comes Elektronika - not the genre of music, but the band that specializes in retro 80s electronica/techno. This is a very interesting (and ambitious) project because many industry professionals that I talk to wonder out loud about when the now defunct genre of "techno-pop" is going to return, or at least be reincarnated in some form. Groups such as Human League, Pet Shop Boys, Howard Jones, New Order, Heaven 17, Depeche Mode, and my favorite, Naked Eyes, ruled the charts in the early 80s with their innovative and almost nauseatingly hooky records. Love them or hate them, you couldn't escape them in the top 40 because they were (for the most part) really good songs.

While Elektronika is obviously and intentionally trying to emulate the flavor and spirit of that era, their shining moments don't come while looking back, but when looking forward . The most commercially viable song "Popular," is a club smash with radio-hit potential. It (along with what I would choose as a follow up single, "Foolish Love") doesn't evoke any memories, only visions of how GREAT this band can be when everything is clicking artistically and they have a sense of direction.