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TEC Gold: TRANSMISSIONS ARCHIVE

Yellow+Magic+Orchestra+ymoOver the last six years, The Electricity Club has written a large number of features that fall outside of the standard interview or review format.

Articles have included new artist introductions, lost albums, song listings based around a variety of topics, beginner’s guides on highly regarded personalities and TEC’s tongue-in-cheek Carry On Synthpop series. These Transmissions have been archived on a page in reverse chronological order. More inside ›

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RICHARD BARBIERI Planets + Persona

Synth maestro RICHARD BARBIERI releases his most sonically expansive album yet in ‘Planets + Persona’.

But despite a recording career of nearly 40 years, which began as a member the innovative art muzak combo JAPAN, ‘Planets + Persona’ is only Barbieri’s third solo work. Over the intervening years, he has worked with his former band mates in various guises, Steve Hogarth of MARILLION and most notably, prog rockers PORCUPINE TREE.More inside ›

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A Short Conversation with AUTOMATIC WRITING

automatic-writing-2015Sibling duo AUTOMATIC WRITING have been steadily building their profile since the release of the brilliant debut 45 ‘Falling’ b/w ‘Continuous’ in late 2012.

With ‘Continuous’ being one of the 34 songs featuring on The Electricity Club’s upcoming 2CD compilation released by Undo Records, Neave Merrick spoke to The Electricity Club about “Warm Jets,

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ELECTRI_CITY 2

electri_city2Released to coincide with ‘ELECTRI_CITY – The Düsseldorf School Of Electronic Music’, the book by Rudi Esch about the city’s music heritage, ‘ELECTRI_CITY 2’ gathers together some of the more accessible elements of Deutsche Elektronische Musik, Kosmische and Neue Deutsche Welle.

Issued by Grönland Records,

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A Beginner’s Guide To CONNY PLANK

conny_plank2It was at Conny’s Studio just outside of Cologne that a number of landmark recordings were completed, notably KRAFTWERK’s ‘Autobahn’ and ULTRAVOX’s ‘Vienna’. The studio was the operational centre of engineer and producer Konrad Plank.

As well as studio work, CONNY PLANK was an active musician.

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