Lori & the Chameleons, "Touch"

Long before the KLF, Bill Drummond, one half of that duo, had both feet planted firmly in punk, post-punk, first as a member of Big in Japan, a zoinked, inside-out glam band that claimed Budgie as its drummer, then as a manager and producer. With David Balfe, a future member of the Teardrop Explodes, he created a label, Zoo, which he pumped with releases he often art directed and, as the Chameleons, recorded.

They had one studio project of their own, which, as it involved a singer by the name of Lori Lartey, was prosaically called Lori & the Chameleons, and it's these singles I want to direct you towards today. Sweet, innocent synth-pop that could be mistaken for an early Mute material—with a twist of Italo and a flirtation with the pentatonic scale.

Was this a microtrend in the late 70s and early 80s? First thing I thought of when I saw this name was Martin Hannett's Pauline Murray and Invisible Girls.