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CURXES Gilded Cage

CURXES’ second album ‘Gilded Cage’ offers plenty of enigmatic electronically derived oddness. CURXES first appeared in 2011 before releasing the ‘Precurxor’ EP in 2014 and an album ‘Verxes’ a year later. Those disappointed by ‘Verxes’ will savour the more hauntingly electronic ethos of ‘Gilded Cage’. It is more akin to another South Coast songstress GAZELLE TWIN than the DEPECHE MODE being eaten by SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES template that characterised their initial work. More Inside ›

TANGERINE DREAM Quantum Gate

2017 has been a stellar year for electronic music releases, from the latest works by OMD and GARY NUMAN through to the collaboration between TANGERINE DREAM members Ulrich Schnauss and Thorsten Quaeschning on ‘Synthwaves’. With founder member Edgar Froese’s passing in 2015, his intention was for the band to continue with his vision, in this case compositions based upon quantum physics. So Froese himself has writing credits on all but one of the tracks on ‘Quantum Gate’. More Inside ›

MATTHIAS Line In

Once upon a time in 1994, the Canadian radio station Z95.3 FM played a song... The song was called ‘Everytime’. The listeners went nuts thinking it was the latest serving from ERASURE, but it wasn’t... The band was called FRONT & CENTRE and the audiences in and around Vancouver marvelled at the track. Fast forward a few years and Matt Danforth, the musical brains behind FRONT & CENTRE returns as MATTHIAS with his mini album called ‘Line In’. More Inside ›

AVEC SANS Live in London

Electropop duo AVEC SANS gave a wonderfully assured performance on the final night of their UK tour in London’s Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen with a dazzling combination of sound, colour and passion. Since the release of their well-received debut album ‘Heartbreak Hi’ in June 2016, Alice Fox and Jack St James have been very much in demand for live shows where AVEC SANS have made the biggest impression. More Inside ›

SHOOK Tidal

SHOOK is a composer, producer and musician based in The Netherlands. Real name Jasper Wijnands, vintage keyboards within his studio set-up include a Polymoog, Siel Orchestra, Yamaha DX7 and Roland Juno 60. A key track from the ‘Continuum’ album, ‘Tidal’ has been accorded its own visual presentation directed by Anise Mariko of mikineko productions, who was responsible for the ‘Been Waiting’ video for COMPUTER MAGIC. More Inside ›

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