Best known as a founding member of THROBBING GRISTLE, Chris Carter releases his first solo album in 17 years. Together with Cosey Fanni Tutti, Peter Christopherson and Genesis P-Orridge, THROBBING GRISTLE enthralled and irritated audiences.
Over a generous helping of 25 tracks, ‘Chemistry Lessons Volume One’ captures Carter’s enthusiasm for the limitless possibilities of science, with more than a nod towards the work of THE BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP. Continue Reading ›
The silent success story of the ‘Some Bizzare Album’ has to be Paul Statham; while his band B-MOVIE were unable to achieve a foothold in the mainstream, the guitarist later found considerable success as a songwriter and producer.
Although B-MOVIE reformed in 2004, Statham has continued his songwriting and production career in parallel. He kindly took time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions about his career outside of B-MOVIE… Continue Reading ›
The world found itself in a rather antagonistic and divisive state this year, as if none of the lessons from the 20th Century’s noted conflicts and stand-offs had been learnt. After a slow start to 2017, there was a bumper crop of new music from a number of established artists.
Overall, it was artists of a more mature disposition who held their heads high and delivered, as some newer acts went out of their way to test the patience of audiences by drowning them in sleep while coming over like TRAVIS on VSTs.
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With GOLDFRAPP’s recent Birmingham show being cancelled due to illness, it was touch and go as to whether the band would be able to see the tour through to its conclusion.
There were no audible signs of any vocal difficulties and the absence of the operatic / falsetto ‘Utopia’ may have been the only indication of Alison’s earlier issues in the week. As the house lights dimmed, the strains of ‘Voicething’ from the ‘Head First’ album started to filter through the PA. Continue Reading ›
DEUTSCH AMERIKANISCHE FREUNDSCHAFT, also more commonly referred to as DAF, undoubtedly all but invented electronic body music.
Featuring the nucleus of Gabi Delgado-Lopez on vocals and Robert Görl on drums and electronics, 1982’s ‘Für Immer’ with its best known song ‘Kebabträume’ had already seen DAF veer towards synthpop territory, but it was still something of a surprise when the DAF drummer appeared in 1984 with an album in that vein, released on Mute Records. Continue Reading ›