From DEAD ASTRONAUTS, the lo-fi synth project of Jared Nickerson and Hayley Stewart, a new star is born. With the name transcending Toronto based Stewart’s fascination with Japanese culture, cyber space and the love of vintage synthesis, MECHA MAIKO releases her debut album ‘Mad But Soft’.
The Geisha-like robot brings a much needed freshness and romance into the world of electronica, and she’s doing it with grace, sensuality and poise. Continue Reading ›
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” ? Continue Reading ›
Denmark’s Rebecca Molina confesses that she "draws inspiration from the old 70s synth scene and blends it with its intuitive and quirky pop melodies".
Taking you to "a dreamy atmospheric production, with a classic pop form, which is dominated by vibrant industrial drums", the Copenhagen based multi-instrumentalist debuts with her atmospheric EP ‘Corpus’, which presents six tracks of experimental synthpop... Continue Reading ›
So, here it is, veiled in mystery for months, with an unclear release date and promises of a masterpiece - the fourth album by the Canadian songstress Claire Boucher aka GRIMES.
'Art Angels' is manna for the hungry fans of the extraordinary and self-sufficient Music Dame and a worthy follow-up to 2012’s 'Visions'. Boucher herself has stressed that this production "lyrically, it's more political and less abstract than before..." Continue Reading ›
In the five years since its formation on 13th March 2010, The Electricity Club has reviewed over 130 albums and EPs. During this time, the album has become less of an artistic statement. TEC still loves a good album in whatever format so which long players still stand up to scrutiny and can claim to have lasted the course over the last five years?
Listed in by year then alphabetical order, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 favourite albums from the period between 2010 to 2014. Continue Reading ›