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 ›
Best known as a founding member of THROBBING GRISTLE, Chris Carter releases his first solo album in 17 years. Together with Cosey Fanni Tutti, Peter Christopherson and Genesis P-Orridge, THROBBING GRISTLE enthralled and irritated audiences.
Over a generous helping of 25 tracks, ‘Chemistry Lessons Volume One’ captures Carter’s enthusiasm for the limitless possibilities of science, with more than a nod towards the work of THE BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP. Continue Reading ›
Possibly one of the best electronic albums of 2017, ‘Zombies 1985’ is the latest release by I SPEAK MACHINE, the enticing audio / visual collaboration between musician Tara Busch and filmmaker Maf Lewis.
What had been intended to be a more abstract EP turned into a full length album. The end result will no doubt satisfy the curiosity of those with a penchant for stranger things. I SPEAK MACHINE kindly chatted to TEC about the creative in-roads that led to their own day of the dead… Continue Reading ›
The mission for this project (should the remixer choose to accept it) was as follows:
“WRANGLER would like to ask you to submit an experimental piece of music for inclusion on an album entitled 'Modular Remix'. The idea is very simple. We provide some basic stems from a track selected by you from our debut album ‘LA Spark’ and you add whatever sounds you like - the only rule being that you use just one analog modular synthesiser system..." Continue Reading ›
Two years in the making, ‘Close To The Noise Floor’ is a Cherry Red Records compilation which binds together many of the formative roots of UK electronic music.
It mixes up recognised artists such as THE HUMAN LEAGUE, BLANCMANGE, BEF, OMD and THROBBING GRISTLE side-by-side with those that for a variety of reasons, managed to remain in the shadows of obscurity. This compilation makes a worthy companion piece to the ‘Mute Audio Documents’ set . Continue Reading ›