Category: Transmissions (page 2 of 6)

TOMITA 1932 –2016

TOMITAReleased in 1974, 'Snowflakes Are Dancing' gave Japanese synthesist TOMITA exposure for his electronic interpretations of romantic composer Claude Debussy’s tone poem compositions. Initially TOMITA started his career as a composer for Nippon Columbia including creating music for theatre, film and television. As well as his interpretations of Debussy's works, he also released albums of Stravinsky’s ‘Firebird’ and Holst’s ‘The Planets’. More Inside ›

COLIN VEARNCOMBE 1962 – 2016

colin-vearncombe-black-earlyColin Vearncombe, better known as BLACK, has passed away following a car accident where he sustained serious head injuries near his home of Cork in Ireland. While Vearncombe was not perhaps as lauded as some of his Merseyside contemporaries, songs such as ‘Sweetest Smile’, ‘You’re A Big Girl Now’ and of course ‘Wonderful Life’ easily marked him out as an equal. More Inside ›

DAVID BOWIE 1947 – 2016

david_bowie_hdDAVID BOWIE sadly passed away at his home in New York on 10th January 2016 after an 18 month battle with cancer. An artistic maverick who continued to push boundaries right until the end, he influenced a generation. Bowie’s passing sent shockwaves across the world as his illness was kept secret; his new album ‘Blackstar’ had only been released a few days earlier. More Inside ›

TEC’s 2015 End Of Year Review

System100 CakeThe user manual for the Roland System 100 semi-modular synthesizer profoundly stated “there are no illegal connections…” - and in modern electronic music, that is still the case with the accomplished artists of today very much connected to the synth pioneers of yesteryear like KRAFTWERK, OMD, DEPECHE MODE and THE HUMAN LEAGUE. 2014 was a comparatively lean 12 months, but this year found many veterans returning to the fold. More Inside ›

Five Years of TEC: WHILE MY SYNTH GENTLY BLEEPS

TEC 5 yearsThe Electricity Club celebrates its fifth anniversary and it has been a glorious journey. The site came into being on 15th March 2010 after the founding team discussed having an online platform to feature the best in new and classic electronic pop music. The decision to finally launch The Electricity Club came at the HEAVEN 17 aftershow party for their triumphant gig at The Magna Science Park on 6th March 2010. During that evening, The Electricity Club met and chatted with Glenn Gregory, Martyn Ware, Paul Humphreys and Claudia Brücken… by the end of the year, all four had given insightful interviews to The Electricity Club. More Inside ›

Older posts Newer posts