With ‘The Silence’, KARIN MY released the first truly great song of 2019. Swathed in beautiful synths and embroiled in wonderful melancholy, her gorgeous vocals evoked a forlorn abandonment like a Nordic Mary Hopkin.
The latest in her series of acoustically derived electronic songs is the dreamy observation of ‘World From Orbit’. The Swedish chanteuse kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about the making of her singles quadrilogy and much more… Continue Reading ›
Like a cross between THE CURE and ALPHAVILLE, Swedish duo MACHINISTA are back with their third full-length album ‘Anthropocene’.
Vocalist John Lindqwister and instrumentalist Richard Flow have taken their time with this record and it’s all the better with a refinement of their anthemic signature sound plus the addition of some conventionally flavoured twists. ‘Anthropocene’ is their most consistent body of work to date. Continue Reading ›
Rusty Egan is forever going on about “young synths”, but The Electricity Club just needs artists to be good, which brings us to the Swedish songstress Karin My.
Following hot on the heels of ‘The Silence’ which was the first truly great song of 2019, ‘Time To Go’ is another marvellous melancholic slice of Svenska synth with melodic points of access in the tradition of ABBA, dressed with sparkling electronics and featuring an eerie middle eight vocal ad-lib. Continue Reading ›
The Electricity Club first spotted Swedish songstress Karin My singing with veteran combo TWICE A MAN on their 2015 poignant environmental catastrophe warning ‘High In The Clouds’.
Meanwhile she also contributed to two covers ‘The Man in Grey’ and ‘Just A Sound In The Night’ on Cold War Night Life’s ‘Heresy: A Tribute To RATIONAL YOUTH’ compendium in 2016. But with ‘The Silence’, she releases the first truly great song of 2019.
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Montréal’s RATIONAL YOUTH were founded in 1980 by synth enthusiasts Tracy Howe and Bill Vorn. Along with PSYCHE and MEN WITHOUT HATS, they were among the trailblazers for electronic music in Canada.
And now Cold War Night Life, the online magazine of electronic music and culture, has curated ‘Heresy: A Tribute To RATIONAL YOUTH’, a covers collection of the Canadian synth pioneers’ best-known songs. Continue Reading ›