Montréal’s RATIONAL YOUTH were founded in 1980 by synth enthusiasts Tracy Howe and Bill Vorn. Along with PSYCHE and MEN WITHOUT HATS, they were among the trailblazers for electronic music in Canada.
And now Cold War Night Life, the online magazine of electronic music and culture, has curated ‘Heresy: A Tribute To RATIONAL YOUTH’, a covers collection of the Canadian synth pioneers’ best-known songs. Continue Reading ›
This year’s TEC Panel Interview was a truly Trans-Atlantic event. As well as regular TEC contributors Monika Izabela Goss and Paul Boddy, there was Simon Helm, curator of the Nordic-friendly website, Cold War Night Life.
Joining the panel as part of a weeklong visit to the UK were LA based synthpop duo NIGHT CLUB. Pondering a series of questions about the state of the synth nation, it was a lively and forthright discussion... Continue Reading ›
Following the success of ‘An Evening With The Swedish Synth’ in March 2014, Nordic friendly blog Cold War Night Life presented ‘A Secret Wish’, No2 in their occasional live series at The Lexington in London.
While not wholly Swedish in line-up this time round, there was a definite Scandinavian slant with Swedish synth veterans SISTA MANNEN PÅ JORDEN making their debut UK appearance and the now Norwegian based studio legend JOHN FRYER spinning a variety of music from his illustrious career. Representing the home crowd were VILE ELECTRODES. Continue Reading ›
Following the success of ‘An Evening With The Swedish Synth’, Cold War Night Life have announced their next live event ‘A Secret Wish’ on SUNDAY 19TH APRIL in London. It is headlined by SISTA MANNEN PÅ JORDEN (SMPJ), the solo project of Svensk synth mästare Eddie Bengsston from PAGE.
SISTA MANNEN PÅ JORDEN (translated as “last man on earth”) were formed back in 1986 by Bengtsson and Matts Wiberg. The first EP ‘Först I Rymden’ (‘First In Space’) was released in 1998. With ‘A Secret Wish’ just a few weeks away, SMPJ mainman Eddie Bengsston chatted to The Electricity Club. Continue Reading ›
Following the success of ‘An Evening With The Swedish Synth’ last March, Nordic friendly blog Cold War Night Life have announced their next live event ‘A Secret Wish’ on SUNDAY 19TH APRIL at The Lexington in London.
Simon Helm of Cold War Night Life kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about his website, his love of all things Nordic and ‘A Secret Wish’. Continue Reading ›