Scottish singer and songwriter PAUL HAIG was a member of JOSEF K who released their only album ‘The Only Fun In Town’ on Postcard Records in 1981. After he went solo, he released some of the best electronic pop singles of the period on the prestigious Belgian label Les Disques du Crépuscule.
This Autumn sees Haig return to Les Disques du Crepuscule to present his most ambitious studio album yet, he spoke to The Electricity Club about his musical adventure in ‘The Wood’… Continue Reading ›
Like PET SHOP BOYS, NEW ORDER collaborated with other artists from quite an early stage in their career, as well as later working on their own various projects during the band’s recurring hiatuses. Bernard Sumner in particular relished the opportunity to further his craft by recording with other artists.
So here are 20 tracks which encapsulate the spirit of NEW ORDER through the medium of collaboration and joint working, restricted to one track per project and presented in chronological order. Continue Reading ›
As a cardinal of the European avant-garde and co-founder of TUXEDOMOON, Blaine L Reininger is both schooled and shrouded in mystery.
He currently lives in Greece – ground zero for the continent’s myths and a portal for all things Oriental. The influence can be seen on his new solo album 'The Blue Sleep'. Strikingly beautiful, it reveals its secrets like a Japanese puzzle box. Continue Reading ›
Cult electronic duo MIKADO have a new expanded version of their anthology ‘Forever’ released by Les Disques du Crépuscule, the Belgian label who issued their first single ‘Par Hasard’ in 1982.
Comprising of chanteuse Pascale Borel and instrumentalist Grégori Czerkinsky, the pair joined forces in 1982 to create a bittersweet chi-chi sound. Czerkinsky used a Wilson Condor T organ with its rhythm box, a Jen Pianotone J-600 and later a Micromoog to complement Borel’s wispy vocal tones. Continue Reading ›
ZEUS B HELD is the veteran German producer and remixer who has been a key presence in the development of electronic pop music. His production breakthrough came from working with GINA X PERFORMANCE in 1979.
He returned to electronic music in 2015 with the release of ‘Logic of Coincidence’ and he teamed up with former TANGERINE DREAM member Steve Schroyder to form DREAM CONTROL. ZEUS B HELD kindly stopped for coffee to chat to The Electricity Club. Continue Reading ›