Montréal’s RATIONAL YOUTH were among the trailblazers for electronic pop in Canada. They quickly made an impression and supported OMD at Auditorium Le Plateau in March 1982
RATIONAL YOUTH will be playing live in London for the first time at Non Stop Electronic Cabaret on Saturday 29th September 2018. Tracy Howe kindly chatted to The Electricity Club following completion of this summer’s ‘Canadian Synth Legends Tour’ with PSYCHE… Continue Reading ›
PSYCHE are the acclaimed dark synthpop duo founded by the Huss brothers Darrin and Stephen from Edmonton in Canada.. Now based in Germany, Darrin Huss has focussed on touring with current musical partner Stefan Rabura rather than recording.
PSYCHE will be venturing to London for a special show on Saturday 29th September 2018 with RATIONAL YOUTH and Swedish poptronica veterans PAGE. Darrin Huss kindly chatted to The Electricity Club Continue Reading ›
What do ZONE TRIPPER, LABORATORY 5 and TECHNOMANCER have in common? Simple, it’s the EBM / Futurepop producer Alyxx J Digre and her supercharged world of synthpopia.
Previously released, ‘The Outsider’ is taken from ‘A Tribute To PSYCHE’ and ‘I’ve Got A Sister In The Navy’ comes from ‘Heredity – A Tribute To RATIONAL YOUTH’. Additionally we are served newly recorded cover versions of ULTRAVOX’s ‘Sleepwalk’ and a vintage DM classic ‘Puppets’. 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 ›
RATIONAL YOUTH originated in Montreal in 1980 and to this day, the band is hailed as the first proper Canadian synth operation. The combo released 'Cold War Night Life', which is considered to be the very first Canadian full-on synth opus.
Still active, RATIONAL YOUTH released a 10 inch vinyl EP 'Future Past Tense' last year, which has now been reissued on CD format, together with bonus tracks, remixed by assorted artist, including JOHAN BAECKSTRÖM and DISKODIKTATOR. Continue Reading ›