1000 Ohm was a Belgian new wave band, which existed from 1980 to 1987. The band scored a hit with the song A.G.N.E.S.1000 Ohm was founded by Frank Van Bogaert, who at the time was only eighteen, Koen Van Assche, Johan Van Herck and Erwin Vermeulen. The band made electronic music and included synthesizers, bass and percussion. Van Bogaert was musical autodidact and between studied engineering. The name refers to a 1000 ohm amplifier: an ohm is the unit of electrical resistance.In 1981 1000 Ohm broke through with A.G.N.E.S. (Up to speak are English, and spelled), once the most famous song of the group, which became a true international cult hit. The band was offered contracts and survived until 1987, although subsequent numbers never successful A.G.N.E.S. have equaled. The song has been carefully composed, with a moody, chromatic melody, and – at least in Belgium – become an icon of the early eighties.The 1000 ohm style is typical cold darkwave, very melodic and slightly melancholic. The technical effects prevail not by choice: it’s music that worked. To some extent there are similarities with Depeche Mode.After 1000 Ohm had fallen apart, Van Bogaert has put the producers; Since then he has a series of CD’s as a solo artist released in electronic and ambient genre. In 2009, Van Bogaert targets along with keyboardist William Beckers group Fish on Friday at www.fishonfriday.be. In 2010 released their debut album Shoot the Moon. In 2012, the successor Airborne is expected. This CD plays Nick Beggs, the former bassist of Kajagoogoo it.
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