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MAN WITHOUT COUNTRY Beta Blocker

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 ›

PROPAGANDA The Murder Of Love

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 ›

BRÜCKEN FROESE Beginn

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 ›

xPROPAGANDA Live at The Garage

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 ›

TEC’s 25 CLASSIC SYNTH COVERS

human league only after dark“The medium of reinterpretation” as HEAVEN 17 and BEF’s Martyn Ware once put it, is an important creative opportunity that can widen a musical audience and expand the aural palette. SOFT CELL’s cover of 'Tainted Love' became ubiquitous as Synth Britannia’s first true crossover record. So what of the other great synth reworkings? The covers in this listing are predominantly conventional songs reworked in a synthpop manner. They are presented in chronological order. Continue Reading ›

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