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… Continue Reading ›
Synth maestro RICHARD BARBIERI releases his most sonically expansive album yet in ‘Planets + Persona’.
But despite a recording career of nearly 40 years, which began as a member the innovative art muzak combo JAPAN, ‘Planets + Persona’ is only Barbieri’s third solo work. Over the intervening years, he has worked with his former band mates in various guises, Steve Hogarth of MARILLION and most notably, prog rockers PORCUPINE TREE. Continue Reading ›
RICHARD BARBIERI is the synthesizer technician who first found fame as a member of JAPAN. As an untrained keyboardist, Barbieri didn’t come into his own until he immersed himself into the brave new world of synths.
The veteran sound designer is about to unleash a brand new solo album entitled ‘Planets + Persona’. RICHARD BARBIERI kindly took time out to chat to The Electricity Club about his upcoming opus and career… Continue Reading ›
Although their recorded output covered just over four years, JAPAN are one of the most acclaimed bands from the New Romantic era. One of the reasons JAPAN are perhaps still held in high regard is partly due to their artistic legacy not being exploited on the nostalgia circuit.
With so much material recorded, what tracks would act as a beginner’s guide to JAPAN and its many offshoots? The Electricity Club brings you its twenty choices to tell a rather complex story. Continue Reading ›