Today is The Electricity Club’s seventh birthday and our big portfolio of interviews reads like a Who’s Who? of electronic pop music. Whether you are interested in the pioneers of the genre or newer, up-and-coming acts, there is something for you.
They are archived in an easy-to-use page. From ex-members of KRAFTWERK, JAPAN, THE HUMAN LEAGUE, SOFT CELL and DEPECHE MODE, to OMD, MIDGE URE and HEAVEN 17, to KITE, MIRRORS and VILE ELECTRODES, they are all here. More inside ›
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Posted in Interviews, TEC Gold
Tagged with: Alan Wilder, Alison Moyet, Analog Angel, Andy Bell, Andy McCluskey, Benge, Billy Currie, Blancmange, Blue Zoo, Boris Blank, Cabaret Voltaire, Camouflage, Claudia Brücken, Dave Ball, De/Vision, Fatal Charm, Gary Langan, Gary Numan, Glenn Gregory, Hannah Peel, Heaven 17, Howard Jones, Japan, Jo Callis, John Foxx, Jori Hulkkonen, Karl Bartos, Kid Kasio, Kid Moxie, Kite, Ladytron, Malcolm Holmes, Mark Reeder, Marnie, Marsheaux, Martyn Ware, Mesh, Midge Ure, Mirrors, Node, OMD, Paul Humphreys, Ralf Dörper, Richard Barbieri, Richard James Burgess, Rodney Cromwell, Rusty Egan, Sarah Blackwood, Sarah Nixey, Sarah P, Sin Cos Tan, Soft Cell, Stephen J Lipson, Stephen Morris, Steve Strange, Tenek, The Art Of Noise, The Mood, Thomas Dolby, Ultravox, Undo, Vile Electrodes, Villa Nah, Visage, Warren Cann, Wolfgang Flür, Wrangler
Over the last six years, The Electricity Club has written a large number of features that fall outside of the standard interview or review format.
Articles have included new artist introductions, lost albums, song listings based around a variety of topics, beginner’s guides on highly regarded personalities and TEC’s tongue-in-cheek Carry On Synthpop series. These Transmissions have been archived on a page in reverse chronological order. More inside ›
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Posted in Carry On Synthpop, Introducing, Lists & Beginner's Guides, Lost Albums, Missing In Action, TEC Gold, Transmissions
Tagged with: Billy Mackenzie, Brian Eno, Chris Payne, Claudia Brücken, David Bowie, De/Vision, Depeche Mode, Dramatis, Gary Numan, Giorgio Moroder, Japan, Jean-Michel Jarre, John Foxx, Mark Reeder, Marsheaux, Martyn Ware, Mike Howlett, Mute, Neu!, One Dove, Peach, Section 25, Simple Minds, Stephen Hague, Tangerine Dream, The Blue Nile, Trevor Horn, Vince Clarke, Wolfgang Riechmann, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Younger Younger 28s
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 ›
Posted in Lists & Beginner's Guides
Tagged with: Alan Wilder, Benge, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Gary Numan, Jean-Michel Jarre, Kate Bush, OMD, Pet Shop Boys, The Art Of Noise, The Prodigy, Vince Clarke
CHRIS PAYNE is best known as being a long standing member of GARY NUMAN’s band between 1979 to 1990.
More recently, he has returned to the synthpop fold, co-writing five songs with RUSTY EGAN for his new album ‘Welcome To The Dancefloor’.. With the revival of his old side project ELECTRONIC CIRCUS as well, CHRIS PAYNE chatted to The Electricity Club about…More inside ›
‘Back Stage – A Book Of Reflections’ is a comprehensive account of GARY NUMAN’s imperial years from 1979 to 1981 compiled by long time Numan enthusiast Stephen Roper.
First released as a hardback book in 2012, several interviews were conducted with Numan over a period of a few years, although not all of the transcripts were used. Stephen Roper has kindly allowed The Electricity Club to publish some of these previously unseen textsMore inside ›
Posted in Interviews
Tagged with: Gary Numan