Uwe Schütte is a noted KRAFTWERK scholar who curated the first ever conference on the iconic German pioneers in 2015. He compiled ‘German Pop Music: A Companion’, a book discussing the post-war musical landscape of the country and its influence internationally.
Published as part of the Penguin on Design series, his new book ‘KRAFTWERK Future Music from Germany’ offers a German perspective of die Kling Klang Quartett in English. This is the story of Die Mensch-Maschinen as a cultural phenomenon told crucially from a local point of view.
Uwe Schütte talked to The Electricity Club about what makes ‘KRAFTWERK Future Music from Germany’ unique, as well as how he believes the band’s legacy and future will play out. Continue Reading ›
ANI GLASS releases her long-awaited debut album ‘Mirores’. It is an observational electronic travelogue based around the idea of movement and progress in her hometown of Cardiff.
‘Mirores’ has enticing synthpop songs sitting together with more conceptual found sound adventures. It is one woman’s artistic vision celebrating her heritage and home, empowered by the freedom and democracy opened up via electronic music. Continue Reading ›
KITE, the enigmatic duo of Nicklas Stenemo and Christian Berg are gearing to show why they are probably the best modern electronic pop act in Europe at the moment having released Tranås/Stenslanda, their first new single since the Ennio Morricone does Nordic Noir epic 'Demons & Shame'.
A natural progression for the dark widescreen overtones ‘Demons & Shame’, 'Tranås/Stenslanda' possesses a lush introspection. Continue Reading ›
While CHINA CRISIS scored four Top 20 hits during their Virgin Records imperial phase, the instrumentally strong Kirkby duo possessed a subtle atmospheric side. Most of these notable instrumentals were the work of Gary Daly who has released a solo collection of such track entitled ‘Luna Landings.
These tracks had all been composed with CHINA CRISIS in mind. So in a new interview with Gary Daly, it made sense for The Electricity Club to discuss the creative dynamic within CHINA CRISIS. Continue Reading ›
For Midge Ure, it would be an understatement to say that ‘The 1980 Tour’ has been a success.
Focussing on the VISAGE and ULTRAVOX material that was released in what could be considered as the Year Zero in the synthesizer career of Midge Ure, he has been thrilling audiences what they have long desired… solo live renditions of some of best electronic pop of the Synth Britannia era, with the diminutive Glaswegian playing electric guitar AND synths! Continue Reading ›