“The medium of reinterpretation” as HEAVEN 17 and BEF’s Martyn Ware once put it, is still very much present in the 21st Century. However, a newish phenomenon of covering an entire album has appeared in more recent years
So as a follow-up to TEC’s 25 Classic Synth Covers’ listing, here is a selection taken from reinterpretations recorded from 2000 to the present day, restricted to one song per artist moniker and presented in chronological order. More Inside ›
Keeping her privacy well under wraps always seemed rather important for Elizabeth Bernholz aka GAZELLE TWIN. The concept of portraying herself via her music, instead of physical looks surely speaks for itself.
Based on the eponymous book by JG Ballard, the father of dystopian modernism, who in music has influenced everyone from GARY NUMAN to MADONNA, ‘Kingdom Come’ is a thoughtful representation of how the corporate greed and misplaced alliances alienate the individualism. More Inside ›
CURXES’ second album ‘Gilded Cage’ offers plenty of enigmatic electronically derived oddness. CURXES first appeared in 2011 before releasing the ‘Precurxor’ EP in 2014 and an album ‘Verxes’ a year later.
Those disappointed by ‘Verxes’ will savour the more hauntingly electronic ethos of ‘Gilded Cage’. It is more akin to another South Coast songstress GAZELLE TWIN than the DEPECHE MODE being eaten by SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES template that characterised their initial work. More Inside ›
ROSEMARY LOVES A BLACKBERRY is the multi-faceted Russian musician and artist Diana Burkot.
Part of the Anti-Ghost Moon Ray collective, Burkot’s debut album is entitled '❤', because in Burkot’s own words, it is “an image that cannot be spoken, at a time when visual aesthetics are the priority”. As if to reinforce this concept, the previously unveiled ‘Purr’ is shaped by a gentle conceptual slice of leftfield while its accompanying video challenges “Self-identification through social networks” 🐱 More Inside ›
I SPEAK MACHINE is the audio / visual collaboration between musician Tara Busch and filmmaker Maf Lewis, inspired by Ennio Morricone and Sergio Leone who used to discuss score ideas while scripts were being written for the classic Spaghetti Westerns.
In Busch's own words "What was meant to be a 3 song EP by Benge & I morphed into an 11 song brain chomping monster". The ‘Zombies 1985’ film itself tells the story of greed and self-obsession in Thatcher’s Britain. More Inside ›