From Cherry Red Records, the makers of the ‘Close To The Noise Floor’ trilogy showcasing formative and experimental electronic music from the UK, Europe and North America, comes their most accessible electronic collection yet.
Subtitled ‘Independent British Synth Pop 78-84’, ‘Electrical Language’ is a boxed set covering the post-punk period when all that synthesizer experimentation and noise terrorism morphed into pop.
This was pop in a very loose manner with melodies, riffs and danceable rhythms. Largely eschewing the guitar and the drum kit, this was a fresh movement which sprung from a generation haunted by the spectre of the Cold War, Mutually Assured Destruction and the Winter of Discontent. Continue Reading ›
The one thing that Rusty Egan is not short of is something to say. Loud and frank, not always subtle and occasionally angry, but always interesting and lively, his anecdotes combine laughter, tears and a vivid eye-witness account of his role as a catalyst in popular culture over the past four decades.
The resultant career spanning conversation was far too enthusiastic amusing and informative not to make public, so this is Rusty talking, with only a few edits to stop him from going to jail… Continue Reading ›
FIAT LUX only officially released thirteen songs in their original recorded career and none were ever released in CD format, save two of their early tracks.
But after many years, that has now been put to rights with the Cherry Red collection ‘Hired History Plus’ which brings together the criminally underrated trio’s entire recorded output for Polydor Records and their unreleased debut album ‘Ark Of Embers’ which had been slated for public consumption in 1985. Continue Reading ›
It’s rather a nice time to be a FIAT LUX fan right now. 2019 has seen the release of 'Saved Symmetry', the long awaited debut album. Cherry Red Records will release a 2CD set entitled ‘Hired History Plus’, named after the 1984 singles compilation EP which was FIAT LUX’s only longer form release.
Steve Wright and David P Crickmore chatted to The Electricity Club about what has been a very busy and fruitful period for FIAT LUX. Continue Reading ›
A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS were one of the most heavily rotated acts on MTV after it first started broadcasting in 1981.
For the first time since 1984, the original line-up of Mike Score, his drummer brother Ali, Frank Maudsley and Paul Reynolds have reunited on ’Ascension’, an album of A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS’ best known songs, all re-recorded with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Mike Score kindly took time out to chat about both their musical and cultural impact. Continue Reading ›