It’s interesting to think that when Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris were in their 20s, NEW ORDER gigs would be around three quarters of an hour but with both now in their 60s, the band are onstage for close to 2 hours and 20 minutes!
The pair with younger founder member Gillian Gilbert and new recruits Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman played their only UK gig of 2018 at London’s Alexandra Palace and delivered a superb show that acknowledged their history. Continue Reading ›
Italo Disco coincided with the growing use of synthesizers, vocoders and drum machines within dance music and became a distinct sub-genre with its own electro heart. Despite its name, Italo Disco was not strictly a native affair.
In these darker, more turbulent times, the sunnier escapist disposition of Italo Disco is just what the Doctor Rhythm ordered. So here are 25 nominally Italo Disco tracks which have brought a smile to The Electricity Club’s face, with a restriction of one track per artist. Continue Reading ›
'Rodney's English Disco' is RODNEY CROMWELL’s first new body of work since his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Age Of Anxiety’ in 2015.
Although its themes were heavy, the album was perfect those who like their synthpop lo-fi but with tunes. With four new songs plus some accompanying remixes, a sombre mood continues to loom in his discothèque, perfect fodder for his battered armoury of Moog, Korg, Roland and ARP synths accompanied by a Boss DR-55 rhythm box. Continue Reading ›
Like the sound of GIORGIO MORODER played through a Soviet Foxtrot submarine intercom system, ‘Comrades’ is the brand new single from RODNEY CROMWELL.
The musical vehicle of musician and Happy Robots Records CEO Adam Cresswell, it comes from 'Rodney's English Disco' EP, the first all new material since the critically acclaimed ‘Age Of Anxiety’. He kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about life, synths and the Happy Robots way… Continue Reading ›
And so The Synths rise, to combat the ordinary, to get ahead, to prove that this isn’t a mere revival; it’s a continuation of the trend started a long time ago, a trend which has been bubbling away in the hearts and minds of many, the army of the underground, which is now unleashing its machines to show the world their supremacy.
‘The Rise Of The Synths’ is the definitive documentary about the electronic music of its mainstream heyday and the nostalgia of those years. Continue Reading ›