Without doubt, Mute Records is one of the most important record labels in the history of electronic music. While the early electronic legacy of Virgin Records helped the genre gain its first foothold in the mainstream, the discerning ethos of Mute has maintained its presence in both pop and more experimental fields.
So what twenty albums or EPs best represent Mute’s electronic legacy? With a restriction of one release per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s choices. Continue Reading ›
METROLAND are the Belgian conceptual duo with synthetic sounds from the ‘underground’. Such has been the quality of their tracks, several unscrupulous eBay dealers in Russia were passing off CD-Rs of three tracks from the debut long player ‘Mind The Gap’ as KRAFTWERK demos in 2013!
METROLAND have now returned with their Kling Klang flavoured Technopop courtesy of the multi-formatted single ‘Thalys’. Passengers S and A kindly spoke about their upcoming railway journey. Continue Reading ›
METROLAND have a manifesto: a conceptual band bringing synthetic sounds from the ‘underground’. The debut album ‘Mind The Gap’ has certainly impressed the wider electronic music community and invitations to both remix and support OMD have been evidence of that.
And the song that the duo have been asked to remix?? Yes, ‘Metroland’! The duo kindly spoke to The Electricity Club from their base in Brussels about their technological ideals and commuter concepts. Continue Reading ›
Here is a really nice surprise that strikes like lightning bolt from a clear blue sky: Belgian electroheads METROLAND and their epic rail bound technopop-journey in the spirit of KRAFTWERK and KOMPUTER.
The theme of debut album ‘Mind The Gap’ is thus railroad traffic and mainly underground travel. The trip spans over 13 (railway) tracks and begins quietly and beautifully with the warm arpeggio rich soundscapes built up in ‘Enjoying The View’. The feeling of going by train at moderate pace through Europe is really palpable. Continue Reading ›