For reasons unknown both Ghost Box and Ariel Pink get namechecked in this retrodelic oddity
Don't remember Daphne & Celeste from the time except as a name on others lips. Before YouTube it was actually hard to check out chart hits from overseas (see also Girls Aloud) and although they were actually American in origin, they were a Shampoo-like mini-sensation in the UK. So living in NYC I'd not have heard them on the radio either.
Max Tundra has made a series of influence-omnivorous albums that entertainingly mish-mash analogue, electric, electronic and digital sounds to MAXimalist-by-name, MAX-imalist by nature effect . Check out his stuff here.