“The medium of reinterpretation” as HEAVEN 17 and BEF’s Martyn Ware once put it, is still very much present in the 21st Century. However, a newish phenomenon of covering an entire album has appeared in more recent years
So as a follow-up to TEC’s 25 Classic Synth Covers’ listing, here is a selection taken from reinterpretations recorded from 2000 to the present day, restricted to one song per artist moniker and presented in chronological order. Continue Reading ›
Moody electronic duo KALEIDA finally release their debut album ‘Tear The Roots’. Having come to wider attention opening for RÓISÍN MURPHY on her European tour in 2015, vocalist Christina Wood and synthesist Cicely Goulder released two EPs ‘Think’ and ‘Detune’ in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
The title song of the former release was included on the soundtrack of the 2014 noir action thriller ‘John Wick’. And ‘Think’ is the only track from those two EPs to adorn ‘Tear The Roots’. Continue Reading ›
London based duo KALEIDA first gained wider attention while supporting RÓISÍN MURPHY on her 2015 European tour.
While some have compared vocalist Christina Wood and synthesist Cicely Goulder to PURITY RING, AUSTRA and LADYTRON, The Electricity Club thinks their brooding demeanour is more akin to BLACK NAIL CABARET, EMIKA and early EURYTHMICS. Continue Reading ›
Berlin-based EMIKA is one of the dark horses of UK electronic music. With her trademark sub-dub bass, an unsettling creepiness looms in her brand of experimental pop. Her introverted electronica has developed into a more expansive, immediate template via her third album ‘Drei’ in 2015.
EMIKA is currently completing her first classical project 'How To Make A Symphony'. But the interregnum sees the release of an EP entitled 'Flashbacks'. Continue Reading ›