With the recent release of his career spanning 10 CD box set ‘Trials Of Eyeliner: Anthology 1979-2016’, the last thing anyone expected from MARC ALMOND to close the year was an electronic pop album.
But this is exactly what has happened with ‘Silver City Ride’, a collection of ten songs recorded in collaboration with STARCLUSTER featuring Almond’s most synth laden body of work since SOFT CELL. More Inside ›
‘Is That The 12 Inch Mix?’ people used to ask… “Sometimes you never knew what you were getting when you bought the 12 inch mix” says Rob Grillo, author of the same titled book tracing the history of the extended format.
When done well, the 12 inch extended version could totally surpass the original. With a restriction one track per artist moniker and going up to the period before remixes got a bit daft with the advent of rave culture, here are TEC’s 25 choices… More inside>> More Inside ›
The second album from Brighton based pop combo KOVAK, ‘Modern Lovers’ has been a long time coming. But a combination of record company politics and the birth of singer Annelies Van de Velde’s first child put things on hold, until now.
Finishing the album with noted studio hand Andy Gray contributing synths, the Bray brothers Karl and Darran have crafted an immediate new wave disco record that recalls BLONDIE and GIORGIO MORODER. More Inside ›
At 74 years of age, GIORGIO MORODER has nothing more to prove, he’s back because he wants to be. Da Maestro’s 21st Century musical return was launched in 2013 when he was commissioned by Google Chrome for their online game ‘Racer’.
‘Déjà Vu’ is GIORGIO MORODER’s first album bearing his name since his 1985 collaboration with Phil Oakey from THE HUMAN LEAGUE. It features an impressive roll call of well-known pop princesses such as SIA, BRITNEY SPEARS, KYLIE MINOGUE, CHARLI XCX, FOXES and KELIS. More Inside ›
German producer ZEUS B HELD may be not as well known as some of his contemporaries but he has been key to the development of electronic pop music. His credits have included FASHION, DEAD OR ALIVE, JOHN FOXX, DIE KRUPPS, GARY NUMAN and NINA HAGEN. But he first became more widely known as one half of GINA X PERFORMANCE.
In 2005, Uncut Magazine referred to him as "an artier Giorgio Moroder". Recorded in Japan, Germany and the UK, ‘Logic of Coincidence’ is Held’s first solo record since since 1981’s ‘Attack Time’. More Inside ›