Electronic pop music comes in many shapes and sizes, some of it is good and some of it is most definitely bad. So it’s important to differentiate and the makers of Synth Wave Live did just that with their smaller scale, but no less ambitious event, Synth Club at Electrowerkz in the heart of Central London.
Centred around a formal album launch for Hungary’s BLACK NAIL CABARET, the evening was bolstered by VILE ELECTRODES, KNIGHT$, THE FRIXION and THE DEPARTMENT. More Inside ›
Manchester’s Ritz is an iconic venue for the city. Before Belgium’s SOULWAX even played a note tonight, the stage set was a synthspotter’s wet dream.
A beautifully monochromatic and almost perfectly symmetrical set-up boasting an incredible array of mainly vintage equipment including an EMS Synthi A, ARP 2600 (with custom red LEDs on the sliders), ARP Odyssey, Oberheim 2 Voice and a Macbeth modular being amongst the gear on display. More Inside ›
Zigfrid von Underbelly of Hoxton was the venue of Synth Wave Live, a special event curated by Rob Green and Renato Moyssén to celebrate the first anniversary of internet station Artefaktor Radio.
The station provides a global platform for a variety of programming, the best known being The Electronic Family Tree show presented by the legendary Rusty Egan. A gathering of ten acts from all over Europe were gathered to provide a day’s worth of live music to suit a variety of tastes. More Inside ›
Supporting the release of his third solo album ‘Planets + Persona’, RICHARD BARBIERI presented an intimate live show that covered many facets of his recording career from JAPAN to PORCUPINE TREE.
While Barbieri’s rig featured the expected all mod cons like a MacBook, controllers and a Roland V-Synth, the set-up also included his beloved Sequential Prophet 5 and Roland System 700 Lab Series. More Inside ›
It can't be easy being DEPECHE MODE, the sheer weight of expectation for everything they do from their devoted fan base must sit heavy at times, a fact evidenced by the diminishing returns on recent albums, the latest ‘Spirit’ included.
As someone that remembers them as fresh faced poppets wielding synths without a drummer in sight at venues smaller than the average arena green room, it was with some fascination I approached the show at Glasgow Barrowlands. More Inside ›