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 ›
2018 was a year of good songs rather than good albums, with many of long players not as consistent or as of high a standard as the bumper crop from the Class of ’17.
Interestingly, three graduates from the 'Some Bizarre Album' made it into the final list, thus highlighting the longevity of that particular vinyl showcase some 37 years on! So with a restriction of one song per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 SONGS OF 2018 presented in alphabetical order… Continue Reading ›
Championed by none other than Vince Clarke and signed to his VeryRecords, REED & CAROLINE have just completed a successful US tour with ERASURE. Reed Hays and Caroline Schutz’s 2016 debut album ‘Buchla & Singing’ did what it said on the tin. Its follow-up 'Hello Science' is a much more on point as a distinct pop focussed offering.
Now back home, Reed Hays kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about science, Buchlas, Orchestrons and his radio show with Vince Clarke… Continue Reading ›
Currently opening for ERASURE in North America, REED & CAROLINE are the quirky Buchla driven duo who for their second album declared “Formulate hypotheses and gather all the facts – it’s science! It’s all about science!”
That second album entitled 'Hello Science' was released by Vince Clarke’s Very Records and song titles have included 'Dark Matter’. Like AU REVOIR SIMONE meeting NEW ORDER for a jam session in Greenwich Village, it asks “Does dark matter matter?” Continue Reading ›
Documentary Evidence is an unofficial Mute Records website run by freelance music journalist Mat Smith. Smith compiles an end of year Top 10 albums listing and in 2017, he controversially included TAYLOR SWIFT’s ‘Reputation’ at No4 above the No6 placed ‘Spirit’ from DEPECHE MODE.
Mat Smith gave an explanation as to why last year, he preferred Taytay over Essex Dave and presented his Documentary Evidence…
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