MAN WITHOUT COUNTRY is the musical moniker of Welsh musician, vocalist and producer Ryan A James.
MAN WITHOUT COUNTRY will release a new Pledge Music-funded album entitled ‘Infinity Mirror’ on 26th October. James describes the new work as "an anxiety-fuelled indulgence in retrospection” and kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about its gestation, collaborating with RÖYKSOPP and the importance of crowdfunding. Continue Reading ›
synth.nu is a Swedish language web publication that covers a broad spectrum of electronic music. Founded in 2005, like The Electricity Club, synth.nu follows an ethos that covers both new and established acts.
Following a first meeting at the Electronic Summer 2015 Festival in Gothenburg, synth.nu's Martin Brandhill chatted to TEC’s co-founder Chi Ming Lai for an interview feature that was originally published at synth.nu earlier in January... Continue Reading ›
The user manual for the Roland System 100 semi-modular synthesizer profoundly stated “there are no illegal connections…” - and in modern electronic music, that is still the case with the accomplished artists of today very much connected to the synth pioneers of yesteryear like KRAFTWERK, OMD, DEPECHE MODE and THE HUMAN LEAGUE.
2014 was a comparatively lean 12 months, but this year found many veterans returning to the fold. Continue Reading ›
In a far more productive year than 2014, many electronic music veterans returned to the fold in 2015 with their first new albums for many years.
There were plenty of releases from independent acts too, with Nordic Europe being a particularly strong territory once again. With a restriction of one song per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 SONGS OF 2015… 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 ›