It cannot be denied that it was GARY NUMAN who became the world's first synthesizer pop star. He won the Best Male Singer category at the 1979 British Rock and Pop Awards, the-then equivalent of the BRITs.
Not a best of listing, this expanded twenty-two track Beginner’s Guide by The Electricity Club chronicles the varied musical adventures of GARY NUMAN through his own work and collaborations, with a restriction of one track per album project. Continue Reading ›
Vinyl still holds a special affection with the emotional attachment given to a piece of music captured on bit of plastic almost unparralled.
So here are 30 synth friendly obscure alternatives from the era when vinyl was king, which for whatever reason, have been lost in the mists of time. These are great but obscure singles and album tracks from places as far flung as Australia, Japan and Canada that were overlooked at their time of release in the UK, but which all deserve critical reappraisal. Continue Reading ›
FIAT LUX celebrate the 35th anniversary of their formation with the release of ‘Secrets 2017’, a new recording of the single which came out in early 1984.
Dedicated to the memory of band member Ian Nelson who sadly passed away in 2006, ‘Secrets 2017’ is the first FIAT LUX release to become officially available to buy on digital platforms. Steve Wright and David P Crickmore kindly chatted to TEC… Continue Reading ›
Named after the Latin phrase meaning “let there be light”, FIAT LUX were one of the most promising of the new synthesizer based acts that emerged following the success of DEPECHE MODE and SOFT CELL in 1981. Founded in 1982 by drama graduates Steve Wright and David Crickmore, the pair had met at college in Wakefield.
Wright joined the Yorkshire Actors theatre company where he met noted musician Bill Nelson. Suitably impressed by a demo Wright had given to him, Nelson produced two tracks ‘Feels Like Winter Again’ and ‘This Illness’ for release on his Cocteau Records label in November 1982. Continue Reading ›