'Falling In Love With Sadness' by EMIKA is a wonderful bittersweet musical rhapsody laced with Bohemian melancholy. Deep and thoughtful, it captures an array of enticing melodic textures with an inherent gloominess that paradoxically is EMIKA’s most synthpop statement, yet is a glorious sonic exploration into sadness and the human psyche. With plans to take the record out of the road, EMIKA gave a taster of what may be to come with a special concert at the Apple Store in London. 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 ›
2018 was a year of good songs rather than good albums, with many of long players not as consistent or as of high a standard as the bumper crop from the Class of ’17.
Interestingly, three graduates from the 'Some Bizarre Album' made it into the final list, thus highlighting the longevity of that particular vinyl showcase some 37 years on! So with a restriction of one song per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 SONGS OF 2018 presented in alphabetical order… Continue Reading ›
Since she founded her own Emika Records in 2014, EMIKA has been a fine example of a modern independent artist.
With a new album ‘Falling In Love With Sadness’ just released, Berlin-based Anglo-Czech musician and producer Ema Jolly is on an artistic high with what has been her most powerfully cathartic and personal musical statement yet. Ema Jolly kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about her creative ethos. Continue Reading ›
Since releasing her third album ‘Drei’ on her own label in 2013, the Berlin-based Anglo-Czech musician EMIKA has been a fine example to those who aspire to be a truly modern independent artist.
Following her well-received crowdfunded 2017 classical symphony 'Melanfonie' with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, EMIKA returns to electronics with her best album to date entitled ‘Falling In Love With Sadness’. Released on World Mental Health Day, the record is a concept album of sorts... Continue Reading ›