Any AIR-related side project can be guaranteed to not deviate too far from the band’s tried and tested template of downtempo atmospherics, retro synths, dry stripped-back PINK FLOYD style drumming and occasional vocoder flourishes.
Unsurprisingly, Nicolas Godin’s second solo album ‘Concrete & Glass’ features plenty of tracks which would seamlessly slot into an AIR album. It is a concept-based work of sorts with each song being inspired by buildings and their architecture. Continue Reading ›
FAKE TEAK were actually first name checked on The Electricity Club by VILE ELECTRODES back in 2011. With diverse influences such as Krautrock, Afrobeat, funk, rock and electronica, the band has since evolved and it would be fair to say they have a unusual hybrid sound that falls neither into exclusively synth or alternative music circles.
After a long gestation period, the London-based quartet finally get to release their self-titled debut long player. Continue Reading ›
FAKE TEAK was founded by singer, bass player and synthesist Andrew Wyld back in 2011. Completing the line-up of the London-based quartet are Alastair Nicholls on guitar, synthesizer, bass + vocals plus Joanna Wyld on synthesizer + vocals and Andrea Adriano on drums, production + vocals.
With a love of vintage hardware and a quirky new single ‘Post Office Tower’ b/w ‘Breathless’ just out, it was natural that FAKE TEAK would relish an opportunity for a round of Vintage Synth Trumps... Continue Reading ›