Minimal Synth New Wave Synthpop
2. Is This Love
7. Tarzan And Jane
9. Part Of You
STARTER was s minimal electronics/synthpop group from Switzerland, formed by vocalist and fashion designer Francis Foss, Claudine Chirac (from fellow electronic group Grauzone) and Jet Harbour. Later lineups also included Stephan Eicher, Pauchard and Reto Keller.
Starter formed in 1981 as a three piece, led by Francis Foss, who remained the only original member after a personnel switch in 1985.
Starter would release one LP in 1981, followed by several 12'' releases throughout the late eighties, calling it quits in 1989. Francis Foss was also active in Shy Rose, a Swiss Italo Disco act who released a handful of singles.
In 2004, Topfuel Entertainment collected Starter's discography and released it as an extremely limited CD-R pressing, sold alongside a DVD of various live performances over the years. Only sixty copies of this fine release exist.