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Tag: Neil Arthur (page 1 of 5)

Ten Years Of TEC: STILL PUSHING THE ENVELOPE

The Electricity Club celebrates its tenth birthday and it really has been synthly the best. It is still pushing the envelope, continuing to reflect the interests of people who love the Synth Britannia era and have a desire to hear new music seeded from that ilk. With artists like ANI GLASS, IMI, KNIGHT$, NINA, MECHA MAIKO, GEISTE and PLASMIC among those on the cusp of a wider breakthrough, there is still more excellent music still to be created, discovered and savoured. Continue Reading ›

Ten Years Of TEC: BIRTHDAY GREETINGS FROM SOME PEOPLE WHO YOU MIGHT KNOW…

Over the last 10 years, The Electricity Club has been a voice for the discerning enthusiast of electronic pop. With a balancing act of featuring the classic pioneers of the past alongside the emergent new talent for the future, The Electricity Club has become well known for its interviews and reviews, asking the questions people have always wanted to ask while celebrating the continuing development of the synthesizer in popular music. Many artists have built a strong relationship with The Electricity Club. So with the site celebrating its first 10 years, presented here are greetings and messages from some people who you might know… Continue Reading ›

A Beginner’s Guide To BENGE

Developing on a childhood fascination with electronic sound, after finishing art school, Ben Edwards set up a music studio in London and began acquiring discarded vintage synthesizers to equip it. So by way of a Beginner’s Guide to Benge, here are 18 examples of his work, subject to a limit of one track per artist moniker or combination, presented in yearly and then alphabetical order. As his own blog says “It’s full of stars”! Continue Reading ›

BLANCMANGE: The Mindset Interview

As prolific as ever, Neil Arthur has a new BLANCMANGE album set for release in May 2020. Entitled ‘Mindset’, it will be the eighth full length long player of new material since 2011’s return with ‘Blanc Burn’. Neil Arthur and Stephen Luscombe only released three albums during their original heyday. In his tenth interview with The Electricity Club, coinciding with the tenth anniversary of the site, Neil Arthur chatted about his mindset, his music and his motivations… Continue Reading ›

FADER In Shadow

Synth superduo FADER have followed up their 2017 debut album ‘First Light’ with a collection of slightly more minimal introspective songs ‘In Shadow’. Comprising of Neil Arthur from BLANCMANGE and Benge, best known for his work with WRANGLER and JOHN FOXX & THE MATHS, this is a less aurally harsh proposition than modern day BLANCMANGE. Delicate in disposition, darker and moodier overtones exude with the spectre of insomnia a dominant factor. Continue Reading ›

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