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RATIONAL YOUTH Interview

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 Interview

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 ›

TECHNOMANCER The Outsider EP

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 ›

TECHNIQUES BERLIN Breathing

History has been kind to Canada with regards its position in the pioneering electronic pop. The trailblazing by the likes of RATIONAL YOUTH, PSYCHE, SKINNY PUPPY, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY and MEN WITHOUT HATS successfully built the foundations for the nation’s modern crop. Formed in 1984 by Andreas Gregor and David Rout, Toronto’s TECHNIQUES BERLIN have returned with a new body of work ‘Breathing’, twinned with a bonus album of previously unreleased material. Continue Reading ›

30 Lost Obscure Alternatives Of The 45 RPM Era

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 ›

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