The Electricity Club’s Chi Ming Lai was the special guest on a recent edition of ‘The Synth Wave Show’ hosted by Rob Green. Also the main man behind synth combo THE DEPARTMENT, Rob Green’s show broadcasts fortnightly Wednesdays on Artefaktor Radio.
With lots of great new and classic electronic music of both synthpop and synthwave variants, among the topics of conversation was the upcoming 2CD compilation due out on Undo Records. Continue Reading ›
In the five years since its formation on 13th March 2010, The Electricity Club has reviewed over 130 albums and EPs. During this time, the album has become less of an artistic statement. TEC still loves a good album in whatever format so which long players still stand up to scrutiny and can claim to have lasted the course over the last five years?
Listed in by year then alphabetical order, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 favourite albums from the period between 2010 to 2014. Continue Reading ›
"Living in a dream since 1983", MAISON VAGUE’s ‘Synthpop’s Alive’ was one of the surprise albums of 2011 and possibly the best wholly independent release of that year. Paying homage to Synth Britannia and in particular, GARY NUMAN, it was the work of Clark Stiefel, an Essen domiciled American musician based in a modern day Neudeutsche Schule.
‘Synthpop’s Alive’ was very much an album with air synth potential. The title track with its arching battlecry was initially a reaction to a YouTube video entitled ‘Synthpop Is Dead’. Totally disagreeing with its creator, Clark responded but instead of protesting via the comments section, he composed a song in a classic synthpop style. Continue Reading ›
It was a year which saw classic and new stand side-by-side as comrades in arms for the synthesizer. In possibly the event of the year, 'Back To The Phuture - Tomorrow Is Today' at London's Troxy saw godfathers GARY NUMAN and JOHN FOXX supported by MIRRORS.
The Brighton quartet reappeared in the summer when the Vintage Festival Electronic Phuture Revue gave us a celebration of synthpop cool with performances by ONETWO, RECOIL, THOMAS DOLBY and HEAVEN 17. Continue Reading ›