After the unexpected success of his 2016 CIRCUIT3 debut ‘siliconchipsuperstar’, Peter Fitzpatrick bought some more synths and followed up in 2019 with ‘The Value Of Everything & The Price Of Nothing’, a dystopian Howard Jones album fashioned from the roots of Synth Britannia.
Indeed, the most Howie sounding of its tracks ‘The Rain’ has been issued a single, complete with a host of remixes. CIRCUIT3 uses ‘The Rain’ as a metaphor to embrace all emotions in life. Continue Reading ›
2019 was good for new music. The first two thirds of the year was particularly strong for up-and-coming talent, while a number of veterans returned to making music with synths for the first time in many years.
Inevitably, the quality of new releases couldn’t be sustained and things tailed off during the Autumn period. As per usual with a restriction of one song per artist moniker and presented in alphabetical order, these are The Electricity Club’s 30 SONGS OF 2019… Continue Reading ›
‘siliconchipsuperstar’, the debut album by CIRCUIT3 slipped out quietly in December 2015 but became one of the surprise independent success stories of 2016. Behind the CIRCUIT3 persona is Dubliner Peter Fitzpatrick, whose new synths have now been put to good use on ‘The Price Of Nothing & The Value Of Everything’, the long-awaited follow-up.
But some things in the music biz never change, whatever the level and it has been that difficult second album. Continue Reading ›
The Grade II listed London Palladium saw the double-bill of HOWARD JONES and CHINA CRISIS reunited after the two acts shared the same bill over twenty five years ago, albeit reversed.
CHINA CRISIS were one of the bands, along with OMD, that helped give Jones exposure when the artist was first starting out, so it was fitting that the two acts should again share the same stage. It was a timely reminder also that HOWARD JONES remains on top of his game with his new material. Continue Reading ›
Electronic pop stalwart HOWARD JONES’ new album ‘Transform’ features another singular-worded title after the 2014’s multimedia-based project ‘Engage’.
‘Transform’ sees a welcome full-on return to (almost) pure synthesis for Jones. Long-term fans will undoubtedly love the songs here, and those that have maybe not delved into his work for a while should certainly investigate ‘Transform’. Continue Reading ›