Eddie Bengtsson has been a trailblazing presence on the Swedish electronic music scene. Inspired by Synth Britannia, while best known for his involvement in PAGE and S.P.O.C.K, there have also been his solo adventures and collaborations.
So as a Beginner’s Guide to his vast catalogue of work under his many different guises, The Electricity Club presents eighteen songs which are decisively 'Just Like Eddie' with commentary from the man himself... Continue Reading ›
Sub Culture Records is a Norwegian label founded by Per Aksel Lundgreen, whose motto goes "what you call culture, we call crap"...
The label is no stranger to compilations, having just unveiled their latest, 'The Best TECHNOMANCER & ANGST POP Remixes' featuring a plethora of artists reworked in a Per Aksel Lundgreen approved manner. Continue Reading ›
It would be fair to say that Mute Records’ initial commercial success came on the back of Vince Clarke’s songcraft. First with DEPECHE MODE in 1981 and then YAZOO in 1982, Clarke demonstrated that Mute Records had some marvellous pop sensibilities. But it was in 1985 that he finally settled down and formed ERASURE with Andy Bell.
So what tracks would make up an imaginary twenty track double CD retrospective as an introduction to his work? Continue Reading ›
Several cities have a special place in the heart of the heart of electronic music lover; Düsseldorf, Sheffield, Berlin, but none has more resonance than Basildon. This new town in Essex was the birthplace of the world’s biggest electronic band DEPECHE MODE, as well as YAZOO and a host of related acts.
Given this remarkable musical legacy, it is surprising that Basildon has done little to celebrate its most famous sons. That is, until now. Continue Reading ›
ROBERT MARLOW’s 'The Peter Pan Effect' is a true lost album. Recorded between 1982 to 1984, although four singles were released via his best mate Vince Clarke’s imprint Reset Records, parent label RCA declined to release the album and it did not actually see the light of day until 1999 when Swedish electronic label Energy Rekords picked it up.
Often seen as a Vince Clarke curio recorded in the interim between YAZOO and ERASURE, the songs were wholly written by Marlow. Continue Reading ›