More manna from the 80s past in the form of Dark Entries compilation of hard-to-find and unreleased Ghosts of Dance material. Though orginating from Devonshire and forming in the context of that huge explosion of creativity in Britain presaged by punk and accelerated by DIY culture and the advent of electronic music technologies, the five piece stressed a clear spiritual (if not conscious) kinship with the minimal synth music stemming from the continent. While Yvette Norris' laconic vocal is distinctly British (and charming for it), there's a futurist aspect to the music that's more obviously European in its construction. Britain had its fair share of electronic leaning post punk acts, but they could be possessed of a histrionic quality (also good! This is no value judgment) that the Italians (at their best), for example, tended not to.
Of course, Ghosts of Dance could be sleek and scrappy all at once. DIY autodidactic energy meets European elegance. If i had to strecth to make a comparison with any UK peers, it might stand somewhere between a more hyper Young Marble Giants, Solid Space and even Lives of Angels - all artists drinking from a slightly different well. Have I been clear enough? As mud, like usual. Link below to get a better idea of what I'm talking about.