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Tag: Harold Budd

The Electronic Legacy of AMBIENT

Ambient electronic music is a much misunderstood genre. Modern ambient probably came to prominence with BRIAN ENO. Restricted to one album per moniker or collaborative partnership, here are the twenty long players which form The Electricity Club’s Electronic Legacy of Ambient. Acting as a straightforward introduction to the genre, it refers to many artists whose comparatively mainstream works may already be familiar. Continue Reading ›

A Beginner’s Guide To JOHN FOXX

JOHN FOXX has had a music career that has spanned over four decades and continued to innovate within electronic, experimental and ambient spheres. So with a vast repertoire to his name, what tracks in his various guises would act as a Beginner’s Guide to the man referred to affectionately by some fans as Lord Foxx Of Chorley? With a restriction of one recording per album project, The Electricity Club lists its #Foxx20. Continue Reading ›

JOHN FOXX London Overgrown

JOHN FOXX-LondonOvergrown-artworkIn many respects, JOHN FOXX’s musical career has had many parallels with BRIAN ENO. ‘London Overgrown’ is JOHN FOXX’s first wholly solo ambient release since the ‘Cathedral Oceans’ trilogy. With the visual narrative of a derelict London where vines and shrubbery are allowed to grow unhindered throughout the city, the conceptual opus is a glorious ethereal synthesizer soundtrack. Continue Reading ›

A Beginner’s Guide To BRIAN ENO

ENO-minimoog-AKSElectronic innovator and ambient godfather BRIAN ENO’s vast career has crossed genres, styles and instrumentation. Eno’s influence in the studio has been significant, even when not actually behind the desk. So what material would serve as an introduction to his varied career as a recording artist, producer, remixer and collaborative muse? Here are eighteen affectionately chosen examples from The Electricity Club. Continue Reading ›