French musician MORGAN WILLIS is something of a synthwave veteran. He’s been extremely prolific since his 2012 debut long playing release ‘Science Fiction’ and the 2015 electro-funk flavoured ‘Night Rider’ to become a respected exponent of the sub-genre.
His latest offering ‘Dreamer’ has been called a “synthpop fairy-tale” and certainly this primarily instrumental set has been bolstered by the sweet feminine magic of PARALLELS, NINA and KEL. Continue Reading ›
In 2019, CHINA CRISIS front man Gary Daly released his debut full length solo album ‘Gone From Here’ which harked backed to the Northern English atmospheres of their first two albums ‘Difficult Shapes & Passive Rhythms, Some People Think It’s Fun To Entertain’ and ‘Working With Fire & Steel - Possible Pop Songs Volume 2’.
Just from those titles alone, it was obvious that CHINA CRISIS had an Eno-inspired approach to their work. ‘Luna Landings’ is a must for synth instrumental enthusiasts. Continue Reading ›
Now if JRR Tolkien had manufactured a pop star, he’d have probably have come up with Avant pop songstress GEISTE.
GEISTE is the musical vehicle of Marie Chabrelie, a young singer / songwriter / producer from near St Tropez who began as an acoustic act with a trip-hop past before she found that her fantasy storytelling could enter a more intriguing sonic universe using electronics.
The environmentally conscious battlecry of ‘Ocean’ has been her opening statement. Continue Reading ›
To narrow down ten years of electronic pop to 30 songs was always going to be a challenging task, but The Electricity Club has given it a go to offer its own subjective twist.
As per usual, The Electricity Club’s lists are all about rules. So this one has not only been restricted to one song per artist moniker but also to one vocalist. Presented in alphabetical order, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 SONGS OF THE DECADE 2010-2019… Continue Reading ›
Working under the stage name of herrB, Stefan Bernauer met the artist and post-punk poet Anne Clark, collaborating on the joint EP ‘Fairytales From The Underground’.
Since they came together in the studio, herrB has often accompanied Anne Clark at many of her live performances. And it was at once such performance in 2017 at the Electri_City_Conference in Düsseldorf that ‘Strangers Eyes’ featuring Katja von Kassel on lead vocals came about. Continue Reading ›