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Tag: Blancmange (page 1 of 11)

FADER In Shadow

Synth superduo FADER have followed up their 2017 debut album ‘First Light’ with a collection of slightly more minimal introspective songs ‘In Shadow’. Comprising of Neil Arthur from BLANCMANGE and Benge, best known for his work with WRANGLER and JOHN FOXX & THE MATHS, this is a less aurally harsh proposition than modern day BLANCMANGE. Delicate in disposition, darker and moodier overtones exude with the spectre of insomnia a dominant factor. Continue Reading ›

A Short Conversation with FADER

Together, Neil Arthur and Benge are FADER. Following the critical acclaim for their 2017 debut long player ‘First Light’, a second FADER album entitled ‘In Shadow’ is about to be unleashed for public consumption at the end of October. Perhaps musically more introspective than its predecessor, ‘In Shadow’ however finds Neil Arthur expressing an understated frustration and anger with the world at large. Neil Arthur and Benge kindly spoke about their latest collaboration and its more minimal approach. Continue Reading ›

BLANCMANGE + FINLAY SHAKESPEARE Live at Under The Bridge

Neil Arthur has become possibly the most prolific man in electronic music with eight albums of original material released since 2011… Adopting a more layered sound than on more recent long players, ‘Wanderlust’ co-produced and mixed with Benge is possibly his best body of work as BLANCMANGE in its 21st Century incarnation, themed around “the pretence of a normal world being erased.” Continue Reading ›

Lost Albums: FIAT LUX Hired History + Ark Of Embers

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 ›

FIAT LUX: The Hired History Plus Interview

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 ›

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