2018 saw JEAN-MICHEL JARRE celebrate 50 years in the business and whether the world really needed another of his compilations, ‘Planet Jarre’ was probably one of the better collected representations of his work for casual admirers.
SOFT CELL made a totally unexpected return for a huge one-off farewell gig at London’s O2 Arena; and with it came a boxed set, the ‘Northern Lights’ single and other new recordings which have raised hopes for a new album. Continue Reading ›
When JEAN-MICHEL JARRE’s ‘Equinoxe’ was released on 16th November 1978 as the follow-up to the massive selling ‘Oxygène’, there was no hit single but the album cemented the French Maestro’s position as one of the world’s leading electronic music pioneers.
To celebrate 40 years since the original release, ‘Equinoxe Infinity’ has been issued as the conceptual sequel to its parent album. Jarre himself has described the album as "Equinoxe on steroids". Continue Reading ›
Ever bought an album on the strength of a single, only to find that “this is not the single I am looking for”?? As long as there has been a music business, artists and producers have been forever tinkering with their work.
Restricted to one single per artist and presented in chronological and then alphabetical order, here are The Electricity Club’s 25 Single Versions That Are Better Than The Album Versions… Continue Reading ›
‘Men In A Frame’ is the new conceptual long player by Belgian duo METROLAND, celebrating the art form of photography. Perhaps slightly confusingly, it does not contain ‘Man In A Frame’, their previous single release from earlier in 2018.
Passenger S and Passenger A joined forces with an art co-operative called F-8 whereby each photographer carefully relinquished two unique pictures with enigmatic and occasionally cryptic titles for METROLAND to add electronic soundtracks Continue Reading ›
SYNTH GURU Paul Wiffen has moved between working for manufacturers, artists and technical magazines in the decade when synths really came to the foreground.
The musicians he has worked for reads like a Who’s Who of music, including Vangelis, Jean Michel-Jarre, Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel and Stevie Wonder. Paul Wiffen kindly reminisced with The Electricity Club about his varied music career. Continue Reading ›