The Electricity Club first spotted Swedish songstress Karin My singing with veteran combo TWICE A MAN on their 2015 poignant environmental catastrophe warning ‘High In The Clouds’.
Meanwhile she also contributed to two covers ‘The Man in Grey’ and ‘Just A Sound In The Night’ on Cold War Night Life’s ‘Heresy: A Tribute To RATIONAL YOUTH’ compendium in 2016. But with ‘The Silence’, she releases the first truly great song of 2019.
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'Third Noise Principle' is the latest instalment of the ‘Close To The Noise Floor’ compilations and follows the two previous Cherry Red releases, which rather wonderfully rounded up collections of rare, formative and experimental electronic music from both the UK and Europe.
Helpfully described as "Part primitive rave, part synthesiser porn, part history lesson", this time round sees the location moving across the Atlantic to explore the North American and Canadian electronic music scene. Continue Reading ›
2018 saw JEAN-MICHEL JARRE celebrate 50 years in the business and whether the world really needed another of his compilations, ‘Planet Jarre’ was probably one of the better collected representations of his work for casual admirers.
SOFT CELL made a totally unexpected return for a huge one-off farewell gig at London’s O2 Arena; and with it came a boxed set, the ‘Northern Lights’ single and other new recordings which have raised hopes for a new album. Continue Reading ›
‘Non Stop Electronic Cabaret’ hosted by music and culture blog Cold War Night Life was an event where quality prevailed over quantity, the sold-out show featuring an esteemed international line-up comprising of RATIONAL YOUTH, PAGE and PSYCHE was rammed from the minute that the opening act took to the stage of The Islington.
The Electricity Club often goes on about how the best electronic music events are curated by electronic music fans and Cold War Night Life did it again. Continue Reading ›
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 ›