Arranged, co-produced and mixed with Benge at the latter’s Memetune Studios in Cornwall, the new BLANCMANGE album ‘Wanderlust’ is focussed on “the pretence of a normal world being erased.”
BLANCMANGE’s first phase produced just three albums ‘Happy Families’, ‘Mange Tout’ and ‘Believe You Me’. But since his 21st Century return in 2011 with ‘Blanc Burn’, frontman Neil Arthur has become possibly the most prolific man in electronic music. Continue Reading ›
Berlin based Norwegian songstress and multi-instrumentalist FARAO could be next to follow her compatriot SUSANNE SUNDFØR onto the wider world stage with her brand of prog pop.
The musical vehicle of Kari Jahnsen, FARAO formally launches her second album 'Pure-O' with a self-directed and edited video for the captivating 'Lula Loves You', an electro driven number laced with sub-bass. The grainy stoic video gives ample opportunity for gear geeks to play ‘Name That Synth’. Continue Reading ›
Having taken ‘Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia’ into the cosmos and beyond in her role as a modern day Delia Derbyshire or Daphne Oram, Hannah Peel continues her mission in blending the seemingly incongruous timbres of synthesizers and colliery brass bands.
An enjoyable melancholic exploration in sound, the parent album has been given the remix treatment under the collective title of 'Particles In Space' by a variety of underground electronic producers and artists. Continue Reading ›
An enjoyable melancholic exploration in sound, ‘Mary Casio: Journey To Cassiopeia’ is an intriguing listen that experiments with and successfully blends seemingly incongruous timbres. It is the work of HANNAH PEEL and tells the story of a fictional elderly musical stargazer.
HANNAH PEEL kindly took time out to talk to The Electricity Club about how the ‘Journey to Cassiopeia’ has lifted off… Continue Reading ›
The world found itself in a rather antagonistic and divisive state this year, as if none of the lessons from the 20th Century’s noted conflicts and stand-offs had been learnt. After a slow start to 2017, there was a bumper crop of new music from a number of established artists.
Overall, it was artists of a more mature disposition who held their heads high and delivered, as some newer acts went out of their way to test the patience of audiences by drowning them in sleep while coming over like TRAVIS on VSTs.
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