From Happy Robots Records, the stable that brought the world ARTHUR & MARTHA, RODNEY CROMWELL and HOLOGRAM TEEN, comes PATTERN LANGUAGE.
The debut mini-album ‘Total Squaresville’ offers an optimistic melodic take on the synth instrumental without going into full symphonic JEAN-MICHEL JARRE territory, while also avoiding some of the electronic dirges that often pass for avant-garde experiments in sound. Continue Reading ›
Behind the persona of RODNEY CROMWELL is London based synth aficionado, Adam Cresswell. However, Cresswell had previously been part ARTHUR & MARTHA with Alice Hubley. It was wholly appropriate that the pair reunited for RODNEY CROMWELL’s inaugural gig last summer.
With RODNEY CROMWELL’s appearance at TEC004 on SATURDAY 5TH NOVEMBER alongside MARSHEAUX and KID KASIO, both Adam Cresswell and Alice Hubley kindly chatted to TEC. Continue Reading ›
The name of RODNEY CROMWELL is comparatively new to electronic pop music. But the man behind the persona, Adam Cresswell is a seasoned hand, having been part of oddball synth duo ARTHUR & MARTHA.
He re-emerged with ‘Age Of Anxiety’, a concept album of sorts chronicling his problems with depression and anxiety. Ever the synth enthusiast, he accepted The Electricity Club’s invitation to a round of Vintage Synth Trumps. Continue Reading ›
RODNEY CROMWELL’s debut gig at The Victoria in Dalston turned out to be a fitting reunion of ARTHUR & MARTHA, a quirky duo whose only album ‘Navigation’ in 2009 was a promising debut.
The work of electronic music enthusiasts Alice Hubley and Adam Cresswell, the latter has since re-emerged as RODNEY CROMWELL. Possibly one of the best songs of 2015, ‘Black Dog’ recalls the pulsing post-punk miserablism of SECTION 25. Continue Reading ›
Back in 2009, ARTHUR & MARTHA released ‘Navigation’, a promising debut album by the quirky duo of Adam Cresswell and Alice Hubley. The highlight was ‘Autovia’, a synthetically motorik soundtrack that was ideal for motorway journeys north of Watford Gap.
Although the pair have been silent since then, Adam Cresswell has remerged as RODNEY CROMWELL, a solo project centred around vintage synthesizers and old drum machines. But the lo-fi aesthetic of ARTHUR & MARTHA is still very much in evidence on the debut album ‘Age Of Anxiety’. Continue Reading ›