Ok, so BLACK NAIL CABARET have never sat on the brighter side of synthpop. Not devoid of melody however, their monochromatic approach to electronica revels in minimalistic use of gizmos, positioning the one-time London domiciled Hungarians somewhere in the shadowed corners of the synth bubble.
They release a three song EP 'Bête Noire', this time going for the throat. The title song is described as “a distorded mirror, where people are rising against a faceless dictator, to no avail” Continue Reading ›
It is one of the best albums of 2018 and is as good as it sounds on paper. Released on Cherry Red Records, ‘Beginn’ is the first long player from a brand new collaboration between Claudia Brücken and Jerome Froese.
A beautiful audio visual promo trailer directed by Barney Ashton, featuring snippets of all the tracks on the eleven track CD version of ‘Beginn’, showcases the reflective downtempo qualities of the record as well as its occasional more frantic moments. Continue Reading ›
ARP is back with a new eleven track instrumental album entitled ‘Zebra’. The moniker of New York based multi-instrumentalist Alexis Georgopoulos, things have been quiet for ARP over the last couple of years.
Never one to sit still and keen not to brand himself with any particular style, Georgopoulos continues his aural exploration and like the zebra itself, his latest work sees him revelling in contrast and duality, using a wider spectrum of musical colours than previously. Continue Reading ›
Sweden is one territory where without doubt, some of the best synth based music has emerged. But a few years ago, strange things happened within the Swedish electronic music community as it began to eat itself…
Thankfully, one faction who are very much of the view that the synth is not dead is Romo Night Records, a label born out of a long standing club night founded in Gothenburg by Tobbe Lande and Tony Ersborg. Their first fruit of labours is ‘Romo Night Records Vol 1’. Continue Reading ›
The video for the final single from KID KASIO’s 2015 ‘Sit & Wait’ album has an interesting back story as mainman Nathan Cooper told The Electricity Club:
“Back in 1991, Lewisham Council ran a ‘Search For A Video Star’ competition. The idea behind the initiative was to provide a platform for young local performers to showcase their talent and foster a sense of community between local musicians and the beleaguered council, who had recently had their arts funding slashed...." Continue Reading ›