2016 will forever be remembered as the year when a significant number of cultural icons and popular musical figures left us; DAVID BOWIE, PRINCE, TOMITA, PETE BURNS, COLIN VERNCOMBE, KEITH EMERSON, DON BUCHLA and LEONARD COHEN were just some of the names who sadly departed.
But despite sadness that loomed, the year did produce some good music, particularly in the second half of the year, although in all, 2016 was not a vintage year for electronic pop. Continue Reading ›
Overall, 2016 was not a vintage year, but there were plenty of quality songs on offer throughout the year and a number were significantly outstanding.
Rounding down to a final 30 songs is always difficult but after much deliberation and with a restriction of one song per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 Songs of 2016 in alphabetical order… Continue Reading ›
LIEBE are the Greek electropop duo comprising of George Begas and Dim Zachariadis. Hailing from the Hellenic art capital of Thessaloniki, their most recent album ‘Revolution of Love’ developed on the sunny, holiday vibe of its predecessor ‘Airport’.
Ultimately an optimistic experience shaded in melancholy, ‘Revolution Of Love’ is a wonderfully escapist pop record. LIEBE vocalist George Begas kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about the duo’s career so far. Continue Reading ›
Hailing from Thessaloniki, LIEBE released their 2010 debut album ‘Club Royal’ on Planetworks; their second long player ‘Somewhere in Time’ came out on Undo Records in 2012.
Sitting on that difficult bridge between pastiche and post-modern, their romantic disco friendly sound mines Italo and synthpop. Their fourth album ‘Revolution of Love’ develops on the sunny, synth assisted holiday vibe of third album ‘Airport’. Continue Reading ›
With 2013 having been one of the strongest years in electronic pop since its post-punk heyday, 2014 was always going to struggle to compete, despite it being the 50th Anniversary of the Moog synthesizer’s first prototype demonstration at the Audio Engineering Society convention in October 1964.
While 2014 was nowhere near in terms of the high profile releases of 2013 or even 2011, it certainly surpassed the comparatively quiet year of 2012. Continue Reading ›