“The medium of reinterpretation” as HEAVEN 17 and BEF’s Martyn Ware once put it, is still very much present in the 21st Century. However, a newish phenomenon of covering an entire album has appeared in more recent years
So as a follow-up to TEC’s 25 Classic Synth Covers’ listing, here is a selection taken from reinterpretations recorded from 2000 to the present day, restricted to one song per artist moniker and presented in chronological order. Continue Reading ›
“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 ›
With her distinctive ice maiden delivery, CLAUDIA BRÜCKEN is the undoubted queen of cinematic avant pop. She first came to prominence with PROPAGANDA and the Trevor Horn produced film noir drama of ‘Dr Mabuse’.
Although her catalogue is wide and varied, she is perhaps still very much regarded as a cult figure on the music scene. The Electricity Club offers a twenty track Beginner’s Guide to her work… Continue Reading ›
In a career of thirty years, CLAUDIA BRÜCKEN has released just seven full length albums including what turned out to be one-offs with PROPAGANDA, ACT and ONETWO. Her third solo album ‘Where Else…’ sees a development of the more conventional musical template showcased on 2012’s ‘The Lost Are Found’.
New collaborators always bring fresh results and it would appear ‘Where Else…’ is a reaction to the synthetic nature of ONETWO. None more so than with the superb lead single ‘Nevermind’. Continue Reading ›
Claudia Brücken’s ‘This Time’ career celebration at The Scala in London was without doubt, one of the best live presentations of 2011. On this wonderful evening, the first lady of cinematic electronic pop was joined by some very special guests for an unforgettable and almost certainly unrepeatable concert.
Claudia Brücken and musical partner Paul Humphreys kindly invited The Electricity Club to their London studio to talk about the forthcoming 'This Happened' live DVD and reminisce about that wonderful evening at The Scala last March. Continue Reading ›