Rusty Egan is forever going on about “young synths”, but The Electricity Club just needs artists to be good, which brings us to the Swedish songstress Karin My.
Following hot on the heels of ‘The Silence’ which was the first truly great song of 2019, ‘Time To Go’ is another marvellous melancholic slice of Svenska synth with melodic points of access in the tradition of ABBA, dressed with sparkling electronics and featuring an eerie middle eight vocal ad-lib. Continue Reading ›
Eddie Bengtsson has been a trailblazing presence on the Swedish electronic music scene. Inspired by Synth Britannia, while best known for his involvement in PAGE and S.P.O.C.K, there have also been his solo adventures and collaborations.
So as a Beginner’s Guide to his vast catalogue of work under his many different guises, The Electricity Club presents eighteen songs which are decisively 'Just Like Eddie' with commentary from the man himself... Continue Reading ›
It’s rather a nice time to be a FIAT LUX fan right now. 2019 has seen the release of 'Saved Symmetry', the long awaited debut album. Cherry Red Records will release a 2CD set entitled ‘Hired History Plus’, named after the 1984 singles compilation EP which was FIAT LUX’s only longer form release.
Steve Wright and David P Crickmore chatted to The Electricity Club about what has been a very busy and fruitful period for FIAT LUX. Continue Reading ›
DEPECHE MODE’s seventh album ‘Violator’ was the classic line-up of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher and Alan Wilder firing on all cylinders. The end result was four hit singles and five other songs that were more or less their equal.
With DEPECHE MODE effectively no longer being an electronic band, an upcoming book ‘Halo’ documents that era while projecting a retrospective slant on its influence. Kevin May, the man behind ‘Halo’ kindly chatted about its genesis… Continue Reading ›
The Swedish band LADOMIR, who described themselves as “synth and string”, was the jump start for Anna Öberg, who had long been a stand-alone composer and lyricist.
A self-confessed lover of pop, Öberg decided to take the plunge into the ocean of electronica, releasing ‘Härsknar’ as her first solo long player. This year sees Öberg’s return with a follow-up, ‘Vafan Har Jag Gjort!’, which sweetly translates as “What the f*ck have I done!” Continue Reading ›