'Rodney's English Disco' is RODNEY CROMWELL’s first new body of work since his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Age Of Anxiety’ in 2015.
Although its themes were heavy, the album was perfect those who like their synthpop lo-fi but with tunes. With four new songs plus some accompanying remixes, a sombre mood continues to loom in his discothèque, perfect fodder for his battered armoury of Moog, Korg, Roland and ARP synths accompanied by a Boss DR-55 rhythm box. 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 ›
With a handshake, big smile, good guy profile, Mr Normall's charming photographs with members of SPARKS, JAPAN, ULTRAVOX, BLANCMANGE, HEAVEN 17, DEPECHE MODE, VISAGE and MARSHEAUX among many, have endeared visitors to his website chronicling his travels.
The Electricity Club had the pleasure of catching up with Mr Normall for another chat about his continuing amazing adventures… Continue Reading ›
Vinyl still holds a special affection with the emotional attachment given to a piece of music captured on bit of plastic almost unparralled.
So here are 30 synth friendly obscure alternatives from the era when vinyl was king, which for whatever reason, have been lost in the mists of time. These are great but obscure singles and album tracks from places as far flung as Australia, Japan and Canada that were overlooked at their time of release in the UK, but which all deserve critical reappraisal. Continue Reading ›
Peter Hook needs no introduction as The Bass Viking in both JOY DIVISION and NEW ORDER. Hook has been recording new material and ‘The Otherside’ on Rusty Egan’s ‘Welcome To The Dancefloor’ boasts his passionately delivered vocals over a pounding backing track reminiscent of his former band.
In a break from the ‘Substance’ tour which will hit Australia, New Zealand, Holland and Spain in the Autumn, Peter Hook had a quick chat with The Electricity Club... Continue Reading ›