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Tag: Devo

PLASMIC Interview

Hailing from Orange County, PLASMIC describes herself as “your abused Barbie doll from childhood”. Detonating infectious lo-fi synth bombs while full of femme rage fuelled by childhood anxiety, a hybrid of CRYSTAL CASTLES, DEVO, MINISTRY and DIVINE forms various parts of her artistic DNA. Her recent appearance at TEC005 showcased her as a feisty live performer. While she was in London, PLASMIC chatted about her music and independently minded ethos. Continue Reading ›

Introducing PLASMIC

From Orange County in California, PLASMIC describes herself as an “Orange County one-woman dervish” and in a vivid haze that’s pretty in pink, “your abused Barbie doll from childhood”. Combining J-Pop with CRYSTAL CASTLES and DEVO, like a deviant West Coast cousin to the wonderful Canadian songstress MECHA MAIKO, Lauren Lusardi is the precocious talent behind PLASMIC. Her next live sojourn in London will be at The Islington for TEC005 in March 2019. Continue Reading ›

The Electronic Legacy of VIRGIN RECORDS

Virgin Records celebrates its 40th Anniversary and although the label is now owned by the Universal Music Group, its colourful history is forever associated with the championing of new and unconventional music forms during its fledgling years. Richard Branson started his empire with nothing more than a mail order outlet selling discounted records. So here are twenty albums from the iconic label which The Electricity Club considers significant in the development of electronic music. Continue Reading ›

Lost Albums: MAISON VAGUE Synthpop’s Alive

Maison Vague-SynthpopsAlive-cover"Living in a dream since 1983", MAISON VAGUE’s ‘Synthpop’s Alive’ was one of the surprise albums of 2011. Paying homage to Synth Britannia and in particular, GARY NUMAN, it was the work of Clark Stiefel, an Essen domiciled American musician based in a modern day Neudeutsche Schule. ‘Synthpop’s Alive’ was very much an album with air synth potential. The title track with its arching battlecry was initially a reaction to a YouTube video entitled ‘Synthpop Is Dead’. Continue Reading ›

Introducing MAISON VAGUE

maisonIn 2008, PARRALOX declared “We believe in electric love”! Now in 2011, “Synthpop’s alive!” is the MAISON VAGUE battlecry! Consisting of lone American-born keyboardist / programmer Clark Stiefel, the title track of MAISON VAGUE’s album was initially a reaction to a YouTube video entitled ‘Synthpop Is Dead’. Totally disagreeing with its creator, Clark responded but instead of speaking his protest, he sang it in a classic synthpop style. Continue Reading ›