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RUSTY EGAN Interview

The one thing that Rusty Egan is not short of is something to say. Loud and frank, not always subtle and occasionally angry, but always interesting and lively, his anecdotes combine laughter, tears and a vivid eye-witness account of his role as a catalyst in popular culture over the past four decades. The resultant career spanning conversation was far too enthusiastic amusing and informative not to make public, so this is Rusty talking, with only a few edits to stop him from going to jail… Continue Reading ›

The Electronic Legacy of EUROPE

Europe is the spiritual home of electronic music, inspiring it not just artistically but forming an important bond with the continent’s classical tradition through the romance of its historical imagery. From Paris to Vienna back to Düsseldorf City, With a restriction of one track per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s favourite twenty electronic tunes that were inspired, either directly or obliquely, by the legacy of Europe… Continue Reading ›

RAINLAND Interview

Returning to London on SATURDAY 2ND MARCH 2019 to open TEC005 will be Glaswegian synthpop duo RAINLAND. Having accompanied ASSEMBLAGE 23 on two UK tours, their rousing stage manner make them perfect as cheerleaders to begin any live presentation. While The Electricity Club opted for an IRN-BRU, the pair settled down with a wee dram each to ponder the state of the synth nation and much more… Continue Reading ›

CONNY PLANK The Potential Of Noise

‘The Potential Of Noise’ is a touching insight into the late Conny Plank, undoubtedly one of the most innovative and important studio exponents in popular music. Directed by his son Stephan with Reto Caduff, the film sees him embarking on a journey to rediscover his father’s impact and his importance in music history. As the studio in the converted farmhouse in Wolperath was also the family home, Stephan grew up around the artists who his father worked with. Continue Reading ›

TEC’s 25 CLASSIC SYNTH COVERS

human league only after dark“The medium of reinterpretation” as HEAVEN 17 and BEF’s Martyn Ware once put it, is an important creative opportunity that can widen a musical audience and expand the aural palette. SOFT CELL’s cover of 'Tainted Love' became ubiquitous as Synth Britannia’s first true crossover record. So what of the other great synth reworkings? The covers in this listing are predominantly conventional songs reworked in a synthpop manner. They are presented in chronological order. Continue Reading ›

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