Tag: Andy Bell (page 1 of 4)

ERASURE World Be Gone

2014 saw the Vince Clarke / Andy Bell combo celebrate yet another success with 'The Violet Flame', where according to Bell, ERASURE “definitely found (their) mojo again with this record”. Following their thirtieth anniversary, the synthpop kings now return with the seventeenth studio album entitled 'World Be Gone'. This time, self-produced by ERASURE and mixed by Matty Green, the long player sees Vince and Andy in a more pensive mood. More Inside ›

PARALLELS Metropolis

Canada often treats the listener of electronica to some sparkling gems, including GRIMES, DELERIUM, SKINNY PUPPY, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY or RATIONAL YOUTH, and PARALLELS are now one of them. Known for their use of vintage synths, including the Korg PolySix and Juno 60, the self-confessed fans of DEPECHE MODE, KATE BUSH and NEW ORDER have now released their third opus 'Metropolis'. More Inside ›

JOHAN BAECKSTRÖM Interview

JOHAN BAECKSTRÖM-2015Synthesist JOHAN BAECKSTRÖM first came to prominence with DAILY PLANET. But the duo went on hiatus for 18 years. During that long break, Baeckström had been preparing a solo record. Riding on the momentum accorded by the warm welcome back for DAILY PLANET in 2015, Baeckström completed his solo adventure, now titled 'Like Before'. He kindly took time out to chat to TEC about why the ‘Synth Is Not Dead’… More Inside ›

SHELTER Ascend

SHELTER AscendSo SHELTER "ascend" on the listener for the second time in their career. Even before they "emerged" in 2014, the electropop duo did well with writing, producing and releasing the ANDY BELL solo album 'iPop', amongst their other collaborations. With the flamboyant Mark R Bebb on vocals and Rob Bradley in charge of programming and musical direction, ERASURE chose the guys as support for 'The Violet Flame' tour. More Inside ›

A Beginner’s Guide To CLAUDIA BRÜCKEN

act_claudiaWith her distinctive ice maiden delivery, CLAUDIA BRÜCKEN is the undoubted queen of cinematic avant pop. She first came to prominence with PROPAGANDA and the Trevor Horn produced film noir drama of ‘Dr Mabuse’. Although her catalogue is wide and varied, she is perhaps still very much regarded as a cult figure on the music scene. The Electricity Club offers a twenty track Beginner’s Guide to her work… More Inside ›

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