Tag: Grimes (page 2 of 3)
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 ›
Following the publication of a ‘25 Frontwomen That Defined Britpop Beauty’ list by fashion blog Never Under Dressed, The Electricity Club pondered as to what a synthpop list would look like? In the Synth Britannia heyday, other than Alison Moyet, Annie Lennox, Gillian Gilbert, Claudia Brücken and Terri Nunn, there were very few women involved in electronic pop music as equals.
Of course, today it is very different. Here are The Electricity Club’s choices to represent The Beauty Of The Synthesizer. Continue Reading ›
The Electricity Club has said it once and will say it again but much of the best new electronic based pop music seems to be coming from North America. Hot on the heels of GRIMES, AUSTRA, SOFT METALS, FEATHERS, TRUST and ELEVEN: ELEVEN is REXXY, the independent music project of musician, singer / songwriter Monica Velasquez.
With dreamy sounds and pentatonic vocal melodies, she comes over a little like GRIMES fronting NEW ORDER or THE CURE. Continue Reading ›
The year began with the housewives’ favourite astronomer Brian Cox naming several synth friendly classics like OMD’s ‘Messages’ and DURAN DURAN’s ‘Friends Of Mine’ in his choices for ‘Desert Island Discs’ as well as declaring an appreciation of ULTRAVOX.
And as with the strap line to ‘Close Encounters Of The Third Kind’ (which featured the use of an ARP 2500 to communicate with the aliens incidentally!), it proved to many a synth enthusiast that “we are not alone”! Continue Reading ›