NOISE REDUCTION SYSTEM Formative European Electronica 1974-1984

Last year’s ‘Close To The Noise Floor’ was a Cherry Red Records compilation which collected together many of the formative roots of UK electronic music. Now from the same label comes ‘Noise Reduction System’, subtitled ‘Formative European Electronica 1974-1984’, this 4CD set spreads a wider net and encompasses artists from countries which have an established heritage in electronic music through to those that don’t. More Inside ›

OMD Isotype + The Punishment Of Luxury

With the first two songs previewed from their new album ‘The Punishment Of Luxury’, could it be possible but OMD are even more electronic than ever before? ‘The Punishment Of Luxury’ is OMD’s thirteenth long player and they continue their retro-futurist themes with ‘Isotype’, inspired by the International System of Typographic Picture Education developed in 1935. Meanwhile, the recently unveiled album title song is a classic OMD number with Germany calling. More Inside ›

Introducing AGE

Gavin Dwight and Jen Cosgrave are the new Irish / Australian electronic pop duo AGE. Their debut single ‘Peaks’ is a wonderfully atmospheric dance tune that's perfect for those who prefer things to not be quite so bangin'. With its piercing layers of synths and bursts of live percussion during its climax, ‘Peaks’ comes with a great video accompaniment with expansive earth shots and enigmatic slow-mo of the duetting duo that more than compliments the panoramic Nordic nature of ‘Peaks’. More Inside ›

BATTLE TAPES Form EP

‘Form’ is the brand new five track EP from Los Angeles-based BATTLE TAPES. ‘Form’ continues the hybrid rock / electronic sound that the band so successfully cultivated on 2015’s ‘Polygon’ and which went onto become a firm favourite in The Electricity Club camp. The previously released ‘No Good’ has a double whammy of a catchy DM-ish synth hook and the kind of chorus vocal which lodges itself into the listener’s brain after a single listen. More Inside ›

HYPERBUBBLE Pretty Plastic

Celebrating 20 years of HYPERBUBBLE, the Texan electro artpunk duo release ‘Pretty Plastic’, a compendium of their work previously scattered across vinyl, EPs and compilations. As well as gathering rarities, ‘Pretty Plastic’ also includes slight variations on some of their best known songs that have gained the duo a worldwide cult audience. Beginning with ‘Jouet Pop’ aka ‘Girl Boy Pop Toy’, this is the couple’s appealing musical mission statement as the “synthesizer couple”. More Inside ›

« Older posts