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TEC’s 25 FAVOURITE DIGITAL SYNTHS

The switch to digital technology in the production of synthesizers caused a seismic shift not just in the way that music was produced, but also how analogue devices were perceived.

The synths chosen are also from the first wave of digital synths and as such doesn’t include any of the current wave of digital-based products.More inside ›

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PARALLELS Metropolis

Canada often treats the listener of electronica to some sparkling gems, including GRIMES, DELERIUM, SKINNY PUPPY, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY or RATIONAL YOUTH, and PARALLELS are now one of them.

Known for their use of vintage synths, including the Korg PolySix and Juno 60, the self-confessed fans of DEPECHE MODE, KATE BUSH and NEW ORDER have now released their third opus ‘Metropolis’. More inside ›

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EMBRACE THE CRISIS Black Heart

embrace-the-crisis-black-heartEMBRACE THE CRISIS are three Philpott brothers, Gerry, Rob and Ray with Mark Plunkett. Originating from Dublin, they describe their style as ambient synthpop.

‘Black Heart’ is their debut outing and the band have showcased their material during various gigs and DEPECHE MODE parties.
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JOHAN BAECKSTRÖM Interview

JOHAN BAECKSTRÖM-2015Synthesist JOHAN BAECKSTRÖM first came to prominence with DAILY PLANET. But the duo went on hiatus for 18 years. During that long break, Baeckström had been preparing a solo record.

Riding on the momentum accorded by the warm welcome back for DAILY PLANET in 2015,

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SHELTER Ascend

SHELTER AscendSo SHELTER “ascend” on the listener for the second time in their career. Even before they “emerged” in 2014, the electropop duo did well with writing, producing and releasing the ANDY BELL solo album ‘iPop’, amongst their other collaborations.

With the flamboyant Mark R Bebb on vocals and Rob Bradley in charge of programming and musical direction,

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