One of the definitions of ‘Obverse’ is “the opposite or counterpart of a fact or truth” and it is this intriguing title that heralds the arrival of the fifth studio album by Danish composer / producer Anders Trentemøller.
It is immaculately produced and mixed, but at its very core is an emptiness and lack of originality or emotion which means that the listener isn’t compelled to return to ‘Obverse’ after a cursory listen. Continue Reading ›
Ambient electronic music is a much misunderstood genre. Modern ambient probably came to prominence with BRIAN ENO.
Restricted to one album per moniker or collaborative partnership, here are the twenty long players which form The Electricity Club’s Electronic Legacy of Ambient. Acting as a straightforward introduction to the genre, it refers to many artists whose comparatively mainstream works may already be familiar. Continue Reading ›
THE FRIXION are a new name, but the duo are both experienced hands… British-born singer and lyricist Gene Serene emerged from Berlin’s hedonistic club scene. Meanwhile, synthesist and producer Lloyd Price is best known as a collaborator of SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK’s Martin Degville and a member of alternative eyeliner punk combo MASSIVE EGO.
Forming in 2016, Serene and Price’s combined sound mines both classic synthpop and Weimar Cabaret on their debut EP offering. Continue Reading ›
JOHN FOXX has had a music career that has spanned over four decades and continued to innovate within electronic, experimental and ambient spheres.
So with a vast repertoire to his name, what tracks in his various guises would act as a Beginner’s Guide to the man referred to affectionately by some fans as Lord Foxx Of Chorley? With a restriction of one recording per album project, The Electricity Club lists its #Foxx20. Continue Reading ›
‘21st Century: A Man, A Woman And A City’ is a new compilation that gathers JOHN FOXX’s song based work from since the turn of the millennium.
After a hiatus between 1986 to 1995, Foxx has since been extremely prolific, dividing his time between a number of pop-oriented, ambient and soundtrack projects. The first section of this collection is laid out chronologically before the compilation’s appendix of assorted collaborations and remixes. Continue Reading ›