THE RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP was the legendary group of musicians / engineers that were set up in a BBC department 'Room 13' to provide music and sonic effects for the Corporation’s radio and television programmes.
The reunited collective’s manifesto for 'Burials In Several Earths' was to was to “...see what happened if we allowed people to react together with their machines in a very unplanned and spontaneous way” More Inside ›
THE RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP are to release ‘Burials In Several Earths’, a brand new work which will be their first commercial available product since 1985.
The veteran sonic architects recently gave a mind-blowing live performance as part of the ‘Picasso By Night’ evening curated by Martyn Ware of HEAVEN 17; so it is fitting that he features on the album along with Steve ‘Dub’ Jones, best known for his engineering work for THE CHEMICAL BORTHERS and UNKLE. More Inside ›
Synth trailblazers HEAVEN 17 recently won the title of ‘Sheffield’s Greatest Band of All Time’ following a public online poll, Still going strong 35 years on from the release of their debut album ‘Penthouse & Pavement’. Martyn Ware and Glenn Gregory will commemorate the occasion this October with a concert tour.
In the middle of rehearsals for assorted shows in the lead-up to the tour, Martyn Ware kindly took time out for an enlightening chat with TEC about a variety of topics... More Inside ›
Although electronic pop only forms a part of MARC ALMOND’s repertoire, he is forever associated with SOFT CELL’s recording of ‘Tainted Love’, possibly the first true crossover record from the Synth Britannia era.
So what would a Beginner’s Guide to MARC ALMOND look like? Primarily focussing on his electronic, or at least, technologically assisted work and with a restriction of one song per album or project, here are TEC’s twenty choices. More Inside ›
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. More Inside ›