As far as Germany's leading electropop bands go, MINERVE had implanted themselves quite quickly into the scene, after forming in 2002. Compromised of Mathias Thürk and Daniel Wollatz, demanding studio sessions gave birth to their first long player entitled 'Breathing Avenue'.
'Please', which was released in 2010, remains the group's most acknowledged album. It was produced by a widely recognised name in the electronic circles of Germany. Continue Reading ›
The million dollar question is: whose female vocal was featured on a single, which topped the UK charts in 1991? Meet SANDRA, one of the voices of ENIGMA. She started off as the voice of female disco trio ARABESQUE.
Her solo career started taking shape with the massive Euro hit single ‘(I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena’. As her popularity grew, she relocated to Ibiza, where she concentrated on her third release, 'Into A Secret Land'. Continue Reading ›
Issued in late 2012, ‘Dark Light’ was the eighth studio album by the cult independent combo SECTION 25. Using a title given to them by Factory graphic designer Peter Saville, the band had always intended to have the word ‘Light’ in the title to reflect the poppy nature of the record.
‘Dark Light’ was a ten track set that signalled a spiritual return to the technopop flavours and pastoral textures of 1984's Bernard Sumner steered ‘From The Hip’. Continue Reading ›
Danish producer Anders Trentemøller made a name for himself when he remixed DEPECHE MODE’s ‘Wrong’ in 2009. He succeeded not only in stamping his own vision with a far superior interpretation that well and truly outstripped the rather ploddy original.
With a support slot for Basildon’s finest at London’s 02 Arena on the ‘Delta Machine’ tour, the scene was set for his own work to be recognised. Continue Reading ›
MACONDO were a synthpop duo from Grays in Essex. Comprising of Wayne Clements and his sidekick Vickie, their only album ‘Up Here For Thinking, Down There for Dancing’ was released in 2003 by Ninthwave Records.
It seemed North America were the saviours of synthpop, so it was no great surprise that MACONDO ended up signing to Ninthwave. An amusing collection of synthpop that brightened up the synthetic sky with its humour, wit, sadness, and disappointment... Continue Reading ›