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. More Inside ›
Vinyl still holds a special affection with the emotional attachment given to a piece of music captured on bit of plastic almost unparralled.
So here are 30 synth friendly obscure alternatives from the era when vinyl was king, which for whatever reason, have been lost in the mists of time. These are great but obscure singles and album tracks from places as far flung as Australia, Japan and Canada that were overlooked at their time of release in the UK, but which all deserve critical reappraisal. More Inside ›
Midway through 2017 sees a veritable hive of activity for Slovenia’s LAIBACH, this includes the release of ‘Liberation Day’; and almost simultaneously ‘Also Sprach Zarathustra’, the band’s version of music for the theatrical production of Friedrich Nietzsche’s ‘Thus Spoke Zarathustra’.
Whereas 2014’s album ‘Spectre’ could be a considered a fairly commercial release, this piece of work comes across as a far more experimental and challenging proposition. More Inside ›
While best known as a solo artist signed to Mute, Essex songstress POLLY SCATTERGOOD recently won acclaim for her hauntingly spacey vocal in a new epic arrangement of ‘Video Killed The Radio Star’ recorded with one of the song’s co-writers Bruce Woolley.
With ‘Video Killed The Radio Star (Dark Star)’ riding high on the airwaves and the Vince Clarke remix of ‘Other Too Endless’ included on The Electricity Club’s upcoming compilation, POLLY SCATTERGOOD had a quick chat about her future plans… More Inside ›
2014 saw the Vince Clarke / Andy Bell combo celebrate yet another success with 'The Violet Flame', where according to Bell, ERASURE “definitely found (their) mojo again with this record”.
Following their thirtieth anniversary, the synthpop kings now return with the seventeenth studio album entitled 'World Be Gone'. This time, self-produced by ERASURE and mixed by Matty Green, the long player sees Vince and Andy in a more pensive mood. More Inside ›