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METROLAND 12×12

‘12x12’ sees Belgium’s favourite passengers reach the five year mark in their musical journey… It’s the story of METROLAND so far, celebrated in a lavish 4CD boxed set with 14 beautifully informative art cards and the carefully crafted conceptual presentation that came with their second album ‘Triadic Ballet’. It is a beautiful art piece on its own, but the music contained is of a high quality as well. More Inside ›

TEC’s 25 FAVOURITE SYNTH INSTRUMENTALS Of The 21ST CENTURY

Today, electronic instrumental music is everywhere, but often in the form of tedious dance tracks with no tunes all over Beatport and social media. Luckily, there are still exponents of the classic synth instrumental, and thanks to the rise of the Synthwave sub-genre, there is currently a sympathetic environment for more esoteric and melodic musical offerings. TEC presents its 25 FAVOURITE SYNTH INSTRUMENTALS Of The 21ST CENTURY… More Inside ›

METROLAND Cube

Belgium’s favourite passengers METROLAND are back to celebrate their fifth anniversary with a 4CD boxed artefact entitled ’12x12’. To launch it, the duo have released the ORBITAL-like spy drama technopop of ‘Cube’ as a single. ‘Cube’ comes with a corresponding video which director Passenger N says is “about how it's useless to look around everywhere, all you have to do is to think about who you are and you'll find people like you that will help you to be yourself” More Inside ›

VINCE CLARKE & PAUL HARTNOLL 2Square

VINCE-CLARKE-PAUL-HARTNOLL-2-SquareWhen you have a collaborative project which sees the merging of two of the founding fathers of British Electronica and Synthpop, there is always going to be a huge weight of expectation attached to it. With that opening statement in mind, it is with trepidation that this album should be approached, will it live up to the legend that both Clarke and Hartnoll have created? More Inside ›

PAUL HARTNOLL 8:58

858 CD artwork8:58 is the newly christened name for the side project of ORBITAL’s Paul Hartnoll. There are definitive threads running through this album which inevitably hark back to ORBITAL, the chronological theme of the title track and ‘The Clock’ recall the ‘Planet of Shapes’ from ‘The Brown Album’ which featured the “Even a stopped clock tells the right time twice a day” sample from ‘Withnail and I’. The album opener and title track features ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ and ‘Peaky Blinders’ star Cillian Murphy intoning about how throughout our lives, we are slaves to the unstoppable ticking of time and the clock. More Inside ›

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