TEC Gold: TRANSMISSIONS ARCHIVE

Yellow+Magic+Orchestra+ymoOver the last seven years, The Electricity Club has written a large number of features that fall outside of the standard interview or review format.

Articles have included new artist introductions, lost albums, song listings based around a variety of topics, beginner’s guides on highly regarded personalities and TEC’s tongue-in-cheek Carry On Synthpop series. These Transmissions have been archived on a page in reverse chronological order. More inside ›

Carry On Synthpop: THIS IS A TRENT REZNOR SONG

THIS IS A TRENT REZNOR SONGThe Electricity Club has recently been gaining much enjoyment from a video which brutally satirises TRENT REZNOR and NINE INCH NAILS.

‘This is a Trent Reznor Song’ by FREDDY SCOTT hits the proverbial nail (sorry couldn’t resist it) on the head in deconstructing the various elements that make up a NIN song. What makes the song so successful is the attention to detail… More inside>>

Carry On Synthpop: DAVID BOWIE, BRIAN ENO & TONY VISCONTI Record Warszawa

bowie-low-animation-thumbA hilarious animation satirising the Château d’Hérouville studio sessions for DAVID BOWIE’s legendary ‘Low’ album has been gaining traction on the internet.

Produced by The Brothers McLeod, the short film captures Bowie, Brian Eno and Tony Visconti recording the album’s lengthy doom laden instrumental ‘Warszawa’ using a witty script and authentic voice characterisations by comedian Adam Buxton, himself no stranger to sending up the music scene via ‘The Adam & Joe Show’. More inside>>

Carry On Synthpop: SYNTHESIZER PATEL

synthesizer_patel‘Look Around You’ was a BBC2 comedy series which parodied vintage schools TV programmes and shows such as ‘Tomorrow’s World’ which showcased new advances in science and technology.

The first series of eight 10-minute shorts was shown in 2002 while a second series of six 30-minute episodes broadcast in 2005. The first programme in Series 2 was entitled ‘Music 2000’ and featured a synth enthusiast named Synthesizer Patel. More inside>>