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Tag: Jean-Michel Jarre (page 1 of 7)

Ten Years Of TEC: 30 TRACKS THAT SHAPED THE ELECTRICITY CLUB

So how did The Electricity Club arrive at its discerning musical ethos? This is a very personal list of 30 tracks that shaped The Electricity Club. These are primarily songs that solidified and expanded the interest in synth or later provided hope in the face of real music snobbery and the return of the guitar in the wake of Britpop. This is the history that the too cool for school media, who think everything jumped from KRAFTWERK to Detroit Techno in one fell swoop, don't like to mention... Continue Reading ›

A Short Conversation with ANI GLASS

‘Mirores’ is the excellent debut long player by Welsh synth songstress ANI GLASS and conceived around the idea of movement and progress around her hometown of Cardiff. ANI GLASS released her first EP ‘Ffrwydrad Tawel’ in 2017 having served an apprenticeship under mentors such as OMD’s Andy McCluskey and the late Martin Rushent. She kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about realising her artistic vision and remaining true to her culture. Continue Reading ›

CERRONE DNA

Marc Cerrone is best known for 'Supernature’, a Top10 UK hit in 1978 which subsequently gained longevity thanks to its use as incidental music during the first series of ‘The Kenny Everett Video Show’. Its transfixing hook put Cerrone up with Giorgio Moroder in the European electronic disco stakes. Having influenced the likes of DAFT PUNK and remixed THE HUMAN LEAGUE, the diminutive French maestro returns with a new album 'DNA', his seventeenth. Continue Reading ›

RICARDO AUTOBAHN Check The Gyroscopes

Ricardo Autobahn is a something of a music industry veteran and a known purveyor of pranklectro through his various adventures with THE CUBAN BOYS, SPRAY and POUND SHOP BOYS. So when ‘Check The Gyroscopes’ arrived in The Electricity Club’s inbox, it caused some headscratching… What, a serious instrumental electronic album with intricate complex layers that was thematically a reaction against the current fashion for Synthwave? Continue Reading ›

RELIEF Futureproof

RELIEF is the project by Swedish instrumentalist Staffan Ericson who has most recently been a member of the mysteriously named LANDMARK 4:11. While that project features vocals, RELIEF is retro-futuristic instrumental synthpop that uses samples from 50s commercials and Sci-Fi movies. ‘Futureproof’ falls into the current vogue for instrumental electronica. But this is no Synthwave album, as it is far too dynamic, catchy and melodic to fall into that category. Continue Reading ›

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