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Tag: Ian Anderson

The Electronic Legacy of EUROPE

Europe is the spiritual home of electronic music, inspiring it not just artistically but forming an important bond with the continent’s classical tradition through the romance of its historical imagery. From Paris to Vienna back to Düsseldorf City, With a restriction of one track per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s favourite twenty electronic tunes that were inspired, either directly or obliquely, by the legacy of Europe… Continue Reading ›

Missing In Action: WHITE DOOR

Hailing from Stoke-on-Trent, WHITE DOOR formed from the ashes of prog rock combo GRACE and released one critically acclaimed album ‘Windows’ in 1983. Led by the sensitive vocal presence of Mac Austin, he was ably backed by the Davies brothers Harry and John on synths. With renewed interest in WHITE DOOR, Mac Austin kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about the band’s brief flirtation with the pop charts and guesting recently with DAILY PLANET. Continue Reading ›

Lost Albums: IAN ANDERSON Walk Into Light

IAN-ANDERSONWalkIntoLight‘Walk Into Light’ is a bit of a weird album, even for one from the bonkers musical mind of IAN ANDERSON from JETHRO TULL. As an electronic album from 1983, there are the usual tropes in place but also much that fans of Tull would recognise. Using equipment such as the Rhodes Chroma and Expander, Yamaha CP80, Roland JP8, Roland Promars, MC202, Emulator and Linn Drum Computer, certainly it’s a release anyone interested in synthesizer music should give a listen to. Continue Reading ›