Exploring states of mind from madness to creativity, FRAGILE SELF are a minimal electronic duo aiming to create dark pop music to communicate the detachment often felt within the human condition.
Anil Aykan and Jonathan Barnbrook are FRAGILE SELF, thoughtful visual artists with a strong sense of partnership in music. Like a musical thesis on psychotherapy, the self-titled album is released on the 120th anniversary of the first publication of ‘The Interpretation of Dreams’ by Sigmund Freud. Continue Reading ›
Several years in the making, the first self-titled product from FRAGILE SELF is an ambitious statement on mental health and the human condition.
Released as a CD, vinyl album and a 480 page book which starts and ends with reconstructions of ‘before and after’ treatment for mental illness, the thoughtfully conceived project is the work of Anil Aykan and Jonathan Barnbrook. They kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about their fragile selves… Continue Reading ›
MISS KITTIN has ambitiously issued a new double opus entitled 'Calling From The Stars'. Grenoble born Caroline Hervé first found fame in the electronic revival of the early 21st Century, working with THE HACKER, FELIX DA HOUSECAT and GOLDEN BOY although she did not actually release a solo record until 2004’s ‘I Com’.
She said: “I’m not writing with so many metaphors any more - it’s actually very hard just to write simple things. I just wanted to write very good, strong melodies.” Continue Reading ›
MISS KITTIN had been a much respected radio and club DJ both in her home town of Grenoble. With friend and fellow Grenoble DJ Michel Amato aka THE HACKER, she recorded ‘Frank Sinatra’ for techno/club label International DJ Gigolos in 1998 on an EP aptly called ‘Champagne!’.
She has just finished her new album 'Calling From The Stars' - the first she has written completely alone. She spoke with The Electricity Club about going it alone and spiritual songwriting. Continue Reading ›
One act flaunting their potential right now Stateside are Texan duo ELEVEN:ELEVEN. Comprising of the celestial voice of Sicca with the instrumentation of Jake Childs, their electronic sound recalls a variety of influences including Italo Disco, Hi-NRG, Electroclash and BERLIN… no, not the divided city with the Brandenburg Gate as its focal point but the LA combo led by Terri Nunn.
In keeping with the modern trend for a series of EPs and singles eventually leading to a long player, ELEVEN:ELEVEN are currently working on a concept titled ‘Through The Veil’. Continue Reading ›