2018 saw JEAN-MICHEL JARRE celebrate 50 years in the business and whether the world really needed another of his compilations, ‘Planet Jarre’ was probably one of the better collected representations of his work for casual admirers.
SOFT CELL made a totally unexpected return for a huge one-off farewell gig at London’s O2 Arena; and with it came a boxed set, the ‘Northern Lights’ single and other new recordings which have raised hopes for a new album. Continue Reading ›
Sitting on the sofa with my now thirteen year old daughter, who over the years has acquired a rather sarcastic sense of humour (who on Earth does she get that from?!) and pondering how to approach this task of reviewing ‘The Electricity Club’ compilation, makes us both burst out with hearty laughter.
After all, she wants to rise to the occasion properly, and review things "just like Mummy does". Children have the innate ability to always tell the truth... Continue Reading ›
‘Men In A Frame’ is the new conceptual long player by Belgian duo METROLAND, celebrating the art form of photography. Perhaps slightly confusingly, it does not contain ‘Man In A Frame’, their previous single release from earlier in 2018.
Passenger S and Passenger A joined forces with an art co-operative called F-8 whereby each photographer carefully relinquished two unique pictures with enigmatic and occasionally cryptic titles for METROLAND to add electronic soundtracks Continue Reading ›
Belgium’s favourite passengers METROLAND marked their fifth anniversary in 2017 with ‘12x12’, a lavish 4CD boxed set celebrating their career to date, with each disc following a distinct curative path.
METROLAND kindly took time out from their studio for a chat with The Electricity Club about their new single ‘Man In A Frame’ and their new album 'Men In A Frame'. Continue Reading ›
“The medium of reinterpretation” as HEAVEN 17 and BEF’s Martyn Ware once put it, is still very much present in the 21st Century. However, a newish phenomenon of covering an entire album has appeared in more recent years
So as a follow-up to TEC’s 25 Classic Synth Covers’ listing, here is a selection taken from reinterpretations recorded from 2000 to the present day, restricted to one song per artist moniker and presented in chronological order. Continue Reading ›