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Tag: Assemblage 23 (page 1 of 3)

A Synth Is For Life & Not Just For Christmas…

Remember, a synth is for life and not just for Christmas...As the Yule Tide season gets into full swing, The Electricity Club presents a collection of modern seasonal tunes with a more artful slant... With a song to play on each of the Twelve Days of Christmas plus a bonus track for Christmas Eve, each has their own take on the holiday period, whether happy or sad or both. Whatever your plans for the holiday period, please remember, a synth is for life and not just for Christmas… may it bring you lots of cheer Continue Reading ›

A Short Conversation with ASSEMBLAGE 23

Tom Shear, working under the alias of ASSEMBLAGE 23 and as the responsible parent of his side project SURVEILLANCE, has been active in the electronica field for over 20 years. Having recently released his eighth studio opus, 'Endure', backed by a rather impressive crowdfunding, he's looking forward to coming back to the UK for some live shows. TEC is chatting to the man himself about past, present and future of ASSEMBLAGE 23. Continue Reading ›

TEC’s 2016 End Of Year Review

tec2016review-mopho2016 will forever be remembered as the year when a significant number of cultural icons and popular musical figures left us; DAVID BOWIE, PRINCE, TOMITA, PETE BURNS, COLIN VERNCOMBE, KEITH EMERSON, DON BUCHLA and LEONARD COHEN were just some of the names who sadly departed. But despite sadness that loomed, the year did produce some good music, particularly in the second half of the year, although in all, 2016 was not a vintage year for electronic pop. Continue Reading ›

ASSEMBLAGE 23 Endure

ASSEMBLAGE23 EndureSeattle based musician Tom Shear has carved a justifiably successful career over the past 20 or so years with acclaimed releases such as ‘Compass’ and ‘Storm’. 2012’s ‘Bruise’ album saw a move towards a more mature sound. In the interim, Shear returned to a harder EBM style with the side project SURVEILLANCE, made possible via a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign. The same approach has been deployed for the latest ASSEMBLAGE 23 release ‘Endure’. Continue Reading ›

MARI KATTMAN Hover

Hover FrontThe American town of Providence in Rhode Island is the home of MARI KATTMAN. Mari, previously of DAY TWELVE and MARI & THE GHOST, had become a sought after voice. Her marked vocals on 'Husk' from SURVEILLANCE's album 'Oceania' earned her a well-deserved interest and rapid following. Recently Mari has joined forces with composer Matt Echo and under the umbrella of MARI KATTMAN, they release their first album, 'Hover'. Continue Reading ›

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