In 2019, CHINA CRISIS front man Gary Daly released his debut full length solo album ‘Gone From Here’ which harked backed to the Northern English atmospheres of their first two albums ‘Difficult Shapes & Passive Rhythms, Some People Think It’s Fun To Entertain’ and ‘Working With Fire & Steel - Possible Pop Songs Volume 2’.
Just from those titles alone, it was obvious that CHINA CRISIS had an Eno-inspired approach to their work. ‘Luna Landings’ is a must for synth instrumental enthusiasts. Continue Reading ›
2019 was a year of 40th Anniversaries, celebrating the synth becoming the sound of pop when ‘Are Friends Electric?’ reached No1 in the UK chart in 1979.
Despite the fall of The Berlin Wall 30 years ago, there were more evident swipes to the right than there had been for a long time, with the concept of Brexit Electro becoming a rather unpleasant reality. So in these more sinister times, the need for classic uplifting electronic pop was higher than ever. Continue Reading ›
OMD have been a recording unit for 40 years and The Electricity Club has been attending their gigs for 39 of them!
It’s been a glorious achievement so to celebrate their four decade anniversary, OMD have issued their 'Souvenir', a lavish deluxe boxed set containing 5CDs, 2 DVDs, a hardback book, a fold-out poster and a set of quality 10 inch silver-on-black art print reproductions of sleeves such as ‘Electricity’ and ‘Telegraph’. Continue Reading ›
A triumph in understatement to accompany one of the greatest achievements of mankind, ‘Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks’ was possibly the most accessible of all of Brian Eno’s ambient works.
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon, ‘Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks’ is released as an extended edition with a bonus album containing appropriately 11 new instrumental compositions that reimagine the soundtrack to ‘For All Mankind’. Continue Reading ›
Europe is the spiritual home of electronic music, inspiring it not just artistically but forming an important bond with the continent’s classical tradition through the romance of its historical imagery.
From Paris to Vienna back to Düsseldorf City, With a restriction of one track per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s favourite twenty electronic tunes that were inspired, either directly or obliquely, by the legacy of Europe… Continue Reading ›