To celebrate the four decade legacy of Factory Records, Rhino / Warner Music Group have released two lavish boxed sets. ‘Use Hearing Protection: Factory Records 1978-1979’ gathers facsimile editions of the first 10 Factory items issued with a catalogue number. The second boxed set 'Factory Records: Communications 1978-92' is a reissue of the 4CD collection originally released in 2009.
Label historian / biographer James Nice took time out to chat about all things Factory… Continue Reading ›
Back in 2014, a Chinese combo named QUIETER THAN SPIDERS caught the ears of The Electricity Club. Fast forward to 2019 and QUIETER THAN SPIDERS have finally released their debut album ‘Signs Of Life’. Their understated but richly melodic and emotive Shanghai synthpop is largely played by the hands of the anonymous family group of Leon, Yi Fan and Yao.
Yi Fan from QUIETER THAN SPIDERS kindly chatted about one of the best electronic albums of 2019. Continue Reading ›
Blaine L Reininger is the noted American singer and multi-instrumentalist who crossed the Atlantic with TUXEDOMOON and eventually settled in Europe.
His latest collection ‘Commissions 2’ released by Les Disques du Crépuscule gathers soundtrack music made for theatre and dance productions staged between 2015-2019. It follows-up his previous soundtrack anthology from 2014. It's a fine collection of accessible soundtrack works. Continue Reading ›
Lauded by Drowned in Sound as “probably the most underrated band of the last 25 years”, NO-MAN have had a career that has stylistically covered pop, art rock and TALK TALK flavoured balladeering.
It's a fantastic mix of GOLDFRAPP, KRAFTWERK and ROBERT FRIPP which underpins a wonderful vocal performance from Tim Bowness who took time out to discuss the album with The Electricity Club. Continue Reading ›
Capturing the essence of their performance at Sydney Opera House in October 2018, Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto present ‘Two’, a part live-part studio prepared collection.
Incorporating computers, synthesizers, glockenspiel and grand piano, the German Japanese duo undertook a series of live events entitled ‘Two’ before culminating in Sydney where the two hour set was recorded and edited down to form this album. Continue Reading ›