On Friday 29th July 2011, a stellar line-up was assembled at the Royal Festival Hall in London for the 'Electronic Phuture Revue' curated by Mark Jones and Martyn Ware.
It featured HEAVEN 17, THOMAS DOLBY, ONETWO, MIRRORS, MOTOR and RECOIL. The live performances also included a number of songs that had been made famous by THE HUMAN LEAGUE, OMD, PROPAGANDA and DEPECHE MODE.
However, one of the best synthpop events to have been ever held on British soil was clouded by poor attendance, due to a misguided, over ambitious pricing policy on the part of hosts The Vintage Festival. Continue Reading ›
The release of CLAUDIA BRÜCKEN ‘ComBined’in association with ZTT/Salvo presents the first career retrospective of the German chanteuse’s marvellous collection of work.
Before LADYTRON or GOLDFRAPP, it was CLAUDIA BRÜCKEN who reigned as the original first lady of icy, feminine led Eurocentric avant-pop. As a keen collaborative artist, this compilation gathers together her various ComBinations. Continue Reading ›
As the undoubted queen of electronic avant-pop, although CLAUDIA BRÜCKEN's catalogue is small compared with many of her peers who have had careers of similar duration, it is this emphasis of quality over quantity that has meant her releases are eagerly anticipated
She kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about her career with PROPAGANDA, ACT, ONETWO and as a solo artist, and revealed details of her live retrospective. Continue Reading ›
Paul Humphreys is one half of the legendary synthesizer duo ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK whose 1979 debut single 'Electricity' has inspired the name of this website.
Together with fellow founder member Andy McCluskey, they set a high standard of romantic retro-futurism with lyrical gists ranging from technology and war to deceased religious figures and long distance relationships. Continue Reading ›