Ambient electronic music is a much misunderstood genre. Modern ambient probably came to prominence with BRIAN ENO.
Restricted to one album per moniker or collaborative partnership, here are the twenty long players which form The Electricity Club’s Electronic Legacy of Ambient. Acting as a straightforward introduction to the genre, it refers to many artists whose comparatively mainstream works may already be familiar. Continue Reading ›
The silent success story of the ‘Some Bizzare Album’ has to be Paul Statham; while his band B-MOVIE were unable to achieve a foothold in the mainstream, the guitarist later found considerable success as a songwriter and producer.
Although B-MOVIE reformed in 2004, Statham has continued his songwriting and production career in parallel. He kindly took time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions about his career outside of B-MOVIE… Continue Reading ›
PAUL STATHAM’s musical contributions date back to post-punk, and having worked and composed for many successful artists, his accolades are many. Having his fingers in many pies includes co-founding the band B-MOVIE.
Recently the many faces of Paul Statham were realised in a start-up of his own label Loki Records and the release of an eight track album ‘Asylum’. It features music from an audio visual installation created with painter Jonathan McCree. Continue Reading ›
PAUL STATHAM first made his name as the guitarist of B-MOVIE who appeared on the ‘Some Bizzare Album’. Following the band’s disbandment, he began a songwriting partnership with Goth icon Peter Murphy of BAUHAUS fame.
With producer Pascal Gabriel and singer Lisa Lamb, Statham formed synthpop trio PEACH who released their only album ‘Audiopeach’ on Mute in 1997. And now he can add ambient and experimental instrumental music to his forte. Continue Reading ›
The concept of PEACH was "ABBA meets THE KLF". Released on Mute Records in September 1997, 'Audiopeach' is one of those synthpop albums that has been lost in the midsts of Cool Britannia.
Unfortunately for their few admirers, there would be no second album. 'Audiopeach' was underappreciated and happened to be ten years ahead of its time. The trio had been slowly building a profile based on the reputations of their two instrumentalists Pascal Gabriel and Paul Statham. Continue Reading ›