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FARAO Pure-O

Taking in more synthetic sonic ambitions, FARAO’s second album ‘Pure-O’ is a playful bleep forward while retaining an organic heart. Kari Jahnsen, the Berlin-based Norwegian songstress and multi-instrumentalist behind FARAO said: “The music that influenced me the most while writing the album is probably the Soviet electronic music I was discovering at the time. Light hearted melody lines combined with at times excessive arrangements, teaching me the importance of humour in music.” Continue Reading ›

JOHN GRANT Love Is Magic

For those familiar with JOHN GRANT’s previous body of work, from ‘Pale Green Ghosts’ onwards there started to be a bipolar nature to his music, swinging from electronic-based tracks being in the minority through to them now being the main focus of his latest work ‘Love is Magic’. The choice of main producer and CREEP SHOW band mate Benge has obviously been a major factor in this synthetic shift. There is no pandering to commerciality or laurel-resting here... Continue Reading ›

Lost Albums: BERLIN BLONDES Berlin Blondes

BERLIN BLONDES were a post-punk band who formed in Glasgow during 1979.BERLIN BLONDES only ever made one self-titled album, recorded at GARY NUMAN’s Rock City Studios in Shepperton and produced by Mike Thorne. As with many acts of the more artistically inclined post-punk period, ROXY MUSIC and Berlin-era DAVID BOWIE were both key influences on BERLIN BLONDES. Continue Reading ›

Introducing STOLEN

With Re-TROS opening for DEPECHE MODE on their 2017 UK Arena tour and FIFI RONG collaborating with YELLO, China is becoming a hub of new music talent which potentially can appeal to the rest of the world. The next act likely to breakthrough are STOLEN from Chengdu in Szechuan province which serves the hottest food in China thanks to their locally grown peppercorns. Continue Reading ›

MAN WITHOUT COUNTRY Interview

MAN WITHOUT COUNTRY is the musical moniker of Welsh musician, vocalist and producer Ryan A James. MAN WITHOUT COUNTRY will release a new Pledge Music-funded album entitled ‘Infinity Mirror’ on 26th October. James describes the new work as "an anxiety-fuelled indulgence in retrospection” and kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about its gestation, collaborating with RÖYKSOPP and the importance of crowdfunding. Continue Reading ›

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