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Tag: Benge (page 1 of 8)

JOHN GRANT Love Is Magic

For those familiar with JOHN GRANT’s previous body of work, from ‘Pale Green Ghosts’ onwards there started to be a bipolar nature to his music, swinging from electronic-based tracks being in the minority through to them now being the main focus of his latest work ‘Love is Magic’. The choice of main producer and CREEP SHOW band mate Benge has obviously been a major factor in this synthetic shift. There is no pandering to commerciality or laurel-resting here... Continue Reading ›

BLANCMANGE Wanderlust

Arranged, co-produced and mixed with Benge at the latter’s Memetune Studios in Cornwall, the new BLANCMANGE album ‘Wanderlust’ is focussed on “the pretence of a normal world being erased.” BLANCMANGE’s first phase produced just three albums ‘Happy Families’, ‘Mange Tout’ and ‘Believe You Me’. But since his 21st Century return in 2011 with ‘Blanc Burn’, frontman Neil Arthur has become possibly the most prolific man in electronic music. Continue Reading ›

BLANCMANGE: The Wanderlust Interview

BLANCMANGE’s Neil Arthur is probably the most prolific man in electronic music at the moment. Hot on the heels of 2017’s ‘Unfurnished Rooms’ comes ‘Wanderlust’, an album which sees a more expansive sonic palette after the minimalistic approach of its predecessor. In a break from making preparations to head out on another concert tour this Autumn, Neil Arthur kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about the making of BLANCMANGE’s latest opus. Continue Reading ›

CREEP SHOW Mr Dynamite

CREEP SHOW is an electronic meeting of minds between eclectic US singer / songwriter John Grant and the dark analogue electro of WRANGLER, the trio comprising Stephen Mallinder, Phil Winter and Benge. The first fruit of this collaboration is 'Mr Dynamite' - an album which was recorded in Cornwall following the move of Benge’s Memetune studio from its original Hoxton location. ‘Mr Dynamite’ is a really fresh and uncontrived sounding album. Continue Reading ›

CREEP SHOW Interview

CREEP SHOW sees a dream team collaboration between US singer-songwriter and professed synth-lover John Grant with the established experimental electro triad of Stephen Mallinder, Benge and Phil Winter, collectively known as WRANGLER. The Electricity Club spoke to CREEP SHOW about the gestation of the album, the impact of Benge’s studio relocating to Cornwall and some of the tech involved in the making of their album ‘Mr Dynamite’. Continue Reading ›

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