Norway has been a hotbed of electronic music based talent, be it A-HA, RÖYKSOPP, ANNIE or SUSANNE SUNDFØR. One act with a heavier slant that can be added to that illustrious group is APOPTYGMA BERZERK.
Essentially the solo artistic vehicle of Stephan Groth, APOPTYGMA BERZERK have straddled EBM, synthpop, futurepop, goth and alternative rock. During on a short visit to London, The Electricity Club caught up with him over brunch for an extensive career spanning chat. Continue Reading ›
2018 saw JEAN-MICHEL JARRE celebrate 50 years in the business and whether the world really needed another of his compilations, ‘Planet Jarre’ was probably one of the better collected representations of his work for casual admirers.
SOFT CELL made a totally unexpected return for a huge one-off farewell gig at London’s O2 Arena; and with it came a boxed set, the ‘Northern Lights’ single and other new recordings which have raised hopes for a new album. Continue Reading ›
A new fan-made PROPAGANDA video which founder member Ralf Dörper has described as “unglaublich” has just hit the web. Set against ‘The Murder Of Love’, it reimagines a visit to New York by PROPAGANDA during their ‘Outside World’ tour in 1985 when they performed at the Irving Plaza.
With cinematography by Rick Martinez plus makeup by Connie Ojeda Smith and Jaelene Jaquez, the superb and affectionate visual presentation is directed and edited by Vlad Panov. Continue Reading ›
It is one of the best albums of 2018 and is as good as it sounds on paper. Released on Cherry Red Records, ‘Beginn’ is the first long player from a brand new collaboration between Claudia Brücken and Jerome Froese.
A beautiful audio visual promo trailer directed by Ray Moody, featuring snippets of all the tracks on the eleven track CD version of ‘Beginn’, showcases the reflective downtempo qualities of the record as well as its occasional more frantic moments. Continue Reading ›
One is a former member of TANGERINE DREAM and son of electronic music pioneer Edgar, while the other is best known for her being part of PROPAGANDA, ACT and ONETWO.
‘Beginn’ sees the first results of a new collaboration between Jerome Froese and Claudia Brücken. It’s plainly obvious to the listener that ‘Beginn’ has had a lot of time and love invested in it; it is immaculately produced and Brücken has never sounded better. Continue Reading ›