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Tag: Richard Barbieri (page 1 of 2)

MR NORMALL Interview

With a handshake, big smile, good guy profile, Mr Normall's charming photographs with members of SPARKS, JAPAN, ULTRAVOX, BLANCMANGE, HEAVEN 17, DEPECHE MODE, VISAGE and MARSHEAUX among many, have endeared visitors to his website chronicling his travels. The Electricity Club had the pleasure of catching up with Mr Normall for another chat about his continuing amazing adventures… More Inside ›

Vintage Synth Trumps with FICTION STUDIOS

Fiction Studios is a boutique recording studio located right in the heart of Central London, it was set up by brothers Dominic and Nathan Cooper in 2016; Dominic is best known for his role in the film ‘Mamma Mia’ while Nathan was a member of THE MODERN and today performs as KID KASIO. The studio also features an array of classic analogue gear which The Electricity Club decided would be a good reason to visit and challenge Nathan Cooper to a round of Vintage Synth Trumps… More Inside ›

Lost Albums: THE DOLPHIN BROTHERS Catch The Fall

After JAPAN split at the end of 1982, drummer Steve Jansen and keyboardist Richard Barbieri partnered up for the JVC commissioned instrumental work ‘Worlds In A Small Room’ released in Spring 1985 to accompany a documentary on the Space Shuttle Challenger. But for their song-based project, the pair named themselves THE DOLPHIN BROTHERS and issued a long player entitled ‘Catch The Fall’ in Autumn 1987 on Virgin Records. More Inside ›

RICHARD BARBIERI Live at Hoxton Hall

Supporting the release of his third solo album ‘Planets + Persona’, RICHARD BARBIERI presented an intimate live show that covered many facets of his recording career from JAPAN to PORCUPINE TREE. While Barbieri’s rig featured the expected all mod cons like a MacBook, controllers and a Roland V-Synth, the set-up also included his beloved Sequential Prophet 5 and Roland System 700 Lab Series. More Inside ›

LUSTANS LAKEJER Interview

LUSTANS LAKEJER are the unga moderna trailblazers who were once described as Sweden’s answer to DURAN DURAN. The band came to international attention when their third long player ‘En Plats I Solen’ was produced by Richard Barbieri of JAPAN. With LUSTANS LAKEJER to tour ‘En Plats I Solen’ later this year, singer Johan Kinde kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about the band’s career… More Inside ›

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