One of the best electronic albums of 2015 actually first broke cover in Autumn 2014. Reissued by Heavenly Recordings, ‘Y Dydd Olaf’ by Welsh songstress GWENNO confronted issues such as media manipulation, patriarchy and the decline of minority languages.
‘Fratolish Hiang Perpeshki’ is possibly the collection’s most uptempo number and has just received a yesterday’s tomorrow video treatment by directed by Jacek Davis. Continue Reading ›
The user manual for the Roland System 100 semi-modular synthesizer profoundly stated “there are no illegal connections…” - and in modern electronic music, that is still the case with the accomplished artists of today very much connected to the synth pioneers of yesteryear like KRAFTWERK, OMD, DEPECHE MODE and THE HUMAN LEAGUE.
2014 was a comparatively lean 12 months, but this year found many veterans returning to the fold. Continue Reading ›
In a far more productive year than 2014, many electronic music veterans returned to the fold in 2015 with their first new albums for many years.
There were plenty of releases from independent acts too, with Nordic Europe being a particularly strong territory once again. With a restriction of one song per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 SONGS OF 2015… Continue Reading ›
Recently appearing on BBC4’s ‘Music For Misfits’ documentary series, GWENNO was featured as an example of Heavenly Recordings continuing role as an independent music platform.
GWENNO’s Welsh and Cornish heritage has allowed her to develop a unique brand of lo-fi electronica. With her full-length debut ‘Y Dydd Olaf’ now reissued by Heavenly Recordings, GWENNO has deservedly gained an increased profile for her music. Continue Reading ›