In an enlightening chat after his ‘Infinity Mirror’ album launch show, Ryan A James, the talented Welshman behind MAN WITHOUT COUNTRY confessed that ‘Beta Blocker’ was where his headspace was currently at and indicative of his future musical direction.
Using the competitive antagonist drug prescribed predominantly to manage abnormal heart rhythms as a lyrical metaphor, ‘Beta Blocker’ is paradoxically one of the energetic highlights from his excellent third album. Continue Reading ›
A new fan-made PROPAGANDA video which founder member Ralf Dörper has described as “unglaublich” has just hit the web. Set against ‘The Murder Of Love’, it reimagines a visit to New York by PROPAGANDA during their ‘Outside World’ tour in 1985 when they performed at the Irving Plaza.
With cinematography by Rick Martinez plus makeup by Connie Ojeda Smith and Jaelene Jaquez, the superb and affectionate visual presentation is directed and edited by Vlad Panov. Continue Reading ›
It is one of the best albums of 2018 and is as good as it sounds on paper. Released on Cherry Red Records, ‘Beginn’ is the first long player from a brand new collaboration between Claudia Brücken and Jerome Froese.
A beautiful audio visual promo trailer directed by Ray Moody, featuring snippets of all the tracks on the eleven track CD version of ‘Beginn’, showcases the reflective downtempo qualities of the record as well as its occasional more frantic moments. Continue Reading ›
One is a former member of TANGERINE DREAM and son of electronic music pioneer Edgar, while the other is best known for her being part of PROPAGANDA, ACT and ONETWO.
‘Beginn’ sees the first results of a new collaboration between Jerome Froese and Claudia Brücken. It’s plainly obvious to the listener that ‘Beginn’ has had a lot of time and love invested in it; it is immaculately produced and Brücken has never sounded better. Continue Reading ›
PROPAGANDA’s ‘A Secret Wish’ is often hailed as a classic album of the electronic era which heralded the advent of sampling and digital synthesis.
More recently, Claudia Brücken and Susanne Freytag have teamed up with producer Stephen J Lipson and have been using social media to introduce their new project named D:UEL; so it was something of a surprise when it was announced that the pair would be playing two London shows performing ‘A Secret Wish’ billed as xPROPAGANDA. Continue Reading ›