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NINA Sleepwalking

‘Sleepwalking’ is the long-awaited debut album from the classically trained German songstress NINA. It was her third single ‘My Mistake’ that became her breakthrough song. It contains some of her most personal work yet. Beginning the long player, nocturnal warmth exudes from ‘Beyond Memory’, demonstrating how NINA’s own brand of pulsating electronic pop acts as a bridge between synthwave and synthpop. Continue Reading ›

CREEP SHOW Mr Dynamite

CREEP SHOW is an electronic meeting of minds between eclectic US singer / songwriter John Grant and the dark analogue electro of WRANGLER, the trio comprising Stephen Mallinder, Phil Winter and Benge. The first fruit of this collaboration is 'Mr Dynamite' - an album which was recorded in Cornwall following the move of Benge’s Memetune studio from its original Hoxton location. ‘Mr Dynamite’ is a really fresh and uncontrived sounding album. Continue Reading ›

KATJA VON KASSEL Walking In West Berlin EP

The captivating German songstress KATJA VON KASSEL follows up her debut EP with a three song plus bonus variants compendium entitled ‘Walking In West Berlin’. Having worked previously with LADYHAWKE collaborator Alex Gray, ‘Walking In West Berlin’ sees a change of direction in a new writing partnership with former Numan keyboardist Chris Payne, fresh from a rebooting of his ELECTRONIC CIRCUS side-project and his successful stint writing with Rusty Egan. Continue Reading ›

GUSGUS Lies Are More Flexible

GUSGUS started within cinematography but gained international acclaim for their electronic productions. As an eclectic troupe, the Icelandic duo of Daniel Ágúst Haraldsson and Birgir Þórarinsson have been the only constants. Taking their name from a mispronunciation of “cuscus” in a German film ‘Ali: Fear Eats The Soul’, the Reykjavik sound manipulators have always marvelled at being able to play with various styles and genres. Continue Reading ›


“Background noise, breakquest, reverb, spending time, large hadron collider, warp drive, the empire”… that’s how New York based shinnichi Danz Johnson aka COMPUTER MAGIC describes her interests. Her first album proper ‘Davos’ emerged in 2015. There have been EPs and singles as well, with enjoyably escapist ‘Obscure But Visible’ EP possibly her best body of work yet. But now at last comes another COMPUTER MAGIC simply titled 'Danz'. Continue Reading ›

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