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 ›
Taking in more synthetic sonic ambitions, FARAO’s second album ‘Pure-O’ is a playful bleep forward while retaining an organic heart.
Kari Jahnsen, the Berlin-based Norwegian songstress and multi-instrumentalist behind FARAO said: “The music that influenced me the most while writing the album is probably the Soviet electronic music I was discovering at the time. Light hearted melody lines combined with at times excessive arrangements, teaching me the importance of humour in music.” Continue Reading ›
With her forthcoming second album 'Pure-O', Berlin-based Norwegian songstress FARAO brings a prog pop exposition on the dichotomy between beauty and destructiveness in sex and relationships.
The musical vehicle of Kari Jahnsen, what has particularly distinguished ‘Pure-O’ from its folk-tinged 2015 predecessor ‘Till It’s All Forgotten’ is an interest in analogue synthesizers. She took time out to chat about the genesis of the new FARAO album, Soviet synths and much more… Continue Reading ›
Berlin based Norwegian songstress and multi-instrumentalist FARAO could be next to follow her compatriot SUSANNE SUNDFØR onto the wider world stage with her brand of prog pop.
The musical vehicle of Kari Jahnsen, FARAO formally launches her second album 'Pure-O' with a self-directed and edited video for the captivating 'Lula Loves You', an electro driven number laced with sub-bass. The grainy stoic video gives ample opportunity for gear geeks to play ‘Name That Synth’. Continue Reading ›