2016 will forever be remembered as the year when a significant number of cultural icons and popular musical figures left us; DAVID BOWIE, PRINCE, TOMITA, PETE BURNS, COLIN VERNCOMBE, KEITH EMERSON, DON BUCHLA and LEONARD COHEN were just some of the names who sadly departed.
But despite sadness that loomed, the year did produce some good music, particularly in the second half of the year, although in all, 2016 was not a vintage year for electronic pop. Continue Reading ›
The Electricity Club’s annual panel interview gathers personalities from within independent electronic music to discuss the state of the synth nation.
This year's panel features Paul Boddy from SPEAK & SPELL, Adam Cresswell aka RODNEY CROMWELL and Rob Green of THE DEPARTMENT. Together, they chewed the fat over a number of varied questions posed by TEC’s chief editor Chi Ming Lai… Continue Reading ›
Whether it’s JOHN FOXX’s continuing fascination with Ballardian concepts or THE NORMAL’s early proto-synth track ‘Warm Leatherette’, dystopian themes have always fitted hand in glove with the darker side of electronic music.
PERTURBATOR is a one-man operation, comprising French musician James Kent. Kent was originally a Black Metal guitarist and this connection is maintained by releasing his material on the Blood Music label. Continue Reading ›