From Cherry Red Records, the makers of the ‘Close To The Noise Floor’ trilogy showcasing formative and experimental electronic music from the UK, Europe and North America, comes their most accessible electronic collection yet.
Subtitled ‘Independent British Synth Pop 78-84’, ‘Electrical Language’ is a boxed set covering the post-punk period when all that synthesizer experimentation and noise terrorism morphed into pop.
This was pop in a very loose manner with melodies, riffs and danceable rhythms. Largely eschewing the guitar and the drum kit, this was a fresh movement which sprung from a generation haunted by the spectre of the Cold War, Mutually Assured Destruction and the Winter of Discontent. Continue Reading ›
Scottish singer and songwriter PAUL HAIG was a member of JOSEF K who released their only album ‘The Only Fun In Town’ on Postcard Records in 1981. After he went solo, he released some of the best electronic pop singles of the period on the prestigious Belgian label Les Disques du Crépuscule.
This Autumn sees Haig return to Les Disques du Crepuscule to present his most ambitious studio album yet, he spoke to The Electricity Club about his musical adventure in ‘The Wood’… Continue Reading ›
Like PET SHOP BOYS, NEW ORDER collaborated with other artists from quite an early stage in their career, as well as later working on their own various projects during the band’s recurring hiatuses. Bernard Sumner in particular relished the opportunity to further his craft by recording with other artists.
So here are 20 tracks which encapsulate the spirit of NEW ORDER through the medium of collaboration and joint working, restricted to one track per project and presented in chronological order. Continue Reading ›
Despite their success, NEW ORDER still got their hands dirty in helping to produce a number of acts for Factory Records and other associated labels. ‘NEW ORDER Presents Be Music’ gathers a selection of these varied recordings.
This is a lavishly boxed 36 track 3CD affair that documents variations on the NEW ORDER theme before solo projects like ELECTRONIC, REVENGE, THE OTHER TWO and MONACO took over. Continue Reading ›
While PAUL HAIG has a cult following within the post-punk cognoscenti, he has often been overlooked in wider music circles. But between 1982 to 1985, he produced some of the best electronic pop singles of the period.
PAUL HAIG chatted to The Electricity Club about his varied career and ‘Metamorphosis’, an archive 2CD collection released by Les Disques du Crépuscule. Continue Reading ›