synth.nu is a Swedish language web publication that covers a broad spectrum of electronic music. Founded in 2005, like The Electricity Club, synth.nu follows an ethos that covers both new and established acts.
Following a first meeting at the Electronic Summer 2015 Festival in Gothenburg, synth.nu's Martin Brandhill chatted to TEC’s co-founder Chi Ming Lai for an interview feature that was originally published at synth.nu earlier in January... Continue Reading ›
The 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. Continue Reading ›
The cancellation of Alt-Fest in August 2014 sent shockwaves around the alternative music scene. So acts from many shores who had pre-arranged to come to the UK, now had nowhere to play. Coming to the rescue were Flag Promotions who promptly hosted some of the bands at Electrowerkz in London. Fittingly named SOS, the event was a success and prompted a second instalment for 2015.
TEC reports from the electro room on the first day of SOS#2 Festival where ASSEMBLAGE 23, ANALOG ANGEL, VIVIEN GLASS, EMPATHY TEST and TREGENZA all played. Continue Reading ›
It was once the venue for “the quiz of week”, but since ending its tenure as the base for ‘Sale Of The Century’ presented by Nicholas Parsons and Anglia Television, the now privately owned Epic Studios in Norwich has emerged as a key live music venue in the area.
Epic Studios secured its biggest coup yet with an appearance from former KRAFTWERK percussionist WOLFGANG FLÜR. Several acts were considered for the prestigious support slot. So with an eye on the crème of the UK’s independent electronic music talent, the opportunity was accorded to Glasgow’s ANALOG ANGEL. Continue Reading ›
Touring in a band is glamorous with a capital G. The sex, drugs, rock and roll, autograph sessions, adulation from the crowd and TV sets out of hotel windows… only it’s not!
What follows are my observations from the recent COVENANT UK tour where ANALOG ANGEL were main support. No names have been changed; it would be pointless as the perpetrators are fairly identifiable. After this you may heed Noel Coward’s words and not put your daughter on the stage Mrs Worthington… Continue Reading ›