William Mark Wainwright got his affectionate nickname Orbit from his friends who considered him to be something of a “space cadet”.
As William Orbit, the Hackney born musician and composer became one of the most revered producers, winning Grammys, Ivor Novellos and several other music industry awards. With the restriction of one track per album project and presented in chronological order, here is a Beginner’s Guide to William Orbit. Continue Reading ›
In an accolade already accorded to ENO, JAPAN, SIMPLE MINDS, ABBA and THE POLICE, OMD’s first four landmark long players ‘Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark’, ‘Organisation’, ‘Architecture & Morality’ and ‘Dazzle Ships’ are being reissued as Half Speed Abbey Road vinyl remasters.
Packaged in reproductions of their original Peter Saville designed sleeves, these releases from Universal Music reaffirm OMD’s often forgotten role as premier electronic pop pioneers. Continue Reading ›
With the release of her debut EP ‘Ffrwydrad Tawel’, ANI GLASS has added a gorgeous ethnic resonance to the aesthetics of modern synthpop. The stage persona of Cardiff-based musician, photographer and artist Ani Saunders, she sings in her native languages of Welsh and Cornish to provide a politically charged soundtrack for the times.
With a new single ‘Generaduron’ (‘Generators’) has just been unleashed, ANI GLASS kindly chatted about her artistic ethos and musical journey… Continue Reading ›
Releasing their first album in 2010, it’s been a steady path of progression for TINY MAGNETIC PETS. It was helped along by an endorsement from The Blitz Club’s legendary DJ Rusty Egan via his Electronic Family Tree radio show.
But when The Electricity Club introduced TINY MAGNETIC PETS to Andy McCluskey at the 2015 Electri_City_Conference in Düsseldorf, little did anyone realise what it would lead to, least of all the charming Irish trio themselves. Continue Reading ›
Finnish duo VILLA NAH have returned after a five year hiatus. With their recently released second album ‘Ultima’, Juho Paalosmaa and Tomi Hyyppä have reminded the general public as to why they wowed audiences who saw them open for OMD in 2010.
‘Ultima’ undoubtedly comes over as a more varied and mature musical statement. Juho Paalosmaa and Tomi Hyyppä chatted about the genesis of the album and its influences, both musical and technical. Continue Reading ›