GUSGUS started within cinematography but gained international acclaim for their electronic productions.
As an eclectic troupe, the Icelandic duo of Daniel Ágúst Haraldsson and Birgir Þórarinsson have been the only constants. Taking their name from a mispronunciation of “cuscus” in a German film ‘Ali: Fear Eats The Soul’, the Reykjavik sound manipulators have always marvelled at being able to play with various styles and genres. Continue Reading ›
CREEP SHOW sees a dream team collaboration between US singer-songwriter and professed synth-lover John Grant with the established experimental electro triad of Stephen Mallinder, Benge and Phil Winter, collectively known as WRANGLER.
The Electricity Club spoke to CREEP SHOW about the gestation of the album, the impact of Benge’s studio relocating to Cornwall and some of the tech involved in the making of their album ‘Mr Dynamite’. Continue Reading ›
Following the collaborative project with Benge as FADER, this relationship is perpetuated with the JOHN FOXX sideman tackling production duties on the new BLANCMANGE album ‘Unfurnished Rooms’.
The eponymous album opener is an intriguing mixture of guitar textures, interlocking monosynths and Linn Drum programming. Neil Arthur’s vocals convey a real sense of loss and a brilliant chanting “search, search!” helps tie the whole piece together. Continue Reading ›
To say that Neil Arthur is in the most prolific stage of his career would be an understatement. Since BLANCMANGE returned in 2011 with ‘Blanc Burn’, there have been a further three long players.
September 2017 sees the arrival of the eighth BLANCMANGE long player ’Unfurnished Rooms’; Neil Arthur kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about ‘Unfurnished Rooms’, working with John Grant and his thoughts on the new LCD SOUNDSYSTEM album… Continue Reading ›
GOLDFRAPP certainly do little else but invite the listener to dive in "head first" into each and every one their releases, which to date, are unique and storytelling, delving into variations of synth like no other. The duo promise to continue to surprise on 'Silver Eye'.
With GOLDFRAPP, it's like playing chess against a rather skilled opponent, "We’re going to keep you guessing on what our next move is” say the twosome, borrowing the sentiment from no other than DAVID BOWIE. Continue Reading ›