Like Germany and the UK, Sweden has an established history in electronic music. With a melodic tradition rooted in traditional Nordic folk music and the region’s long dark nights causing bouts of melancholy, the Swedes are more than well suited to stay indoors and further the art of synthpop.
So what’s so special about Sweden then? Listed chronologically from its UK perspective with a restriction of one song per moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s 25 SVENSKA SYNTH SONGS… Continue Reading ›
Canada often treats the listener of electronica to some sparkling gems, including GRIMES, DELERIUM, SKINNY PUPPY, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY or RATIONAL YOUTH, and PARALLELS are now one of them.
Known for their use of vintage synths, including the Korg PolySix and Juno 60, the self-confessed fans of DEPECHE MODE, KATE BUSH and NEW ORDER have now released their third opus 'Metropolis'. Continue Reading ›
The work of Ester Ideskog, this supreme slice of glacial elegance was written while Ideskog was travelling on the Trans-Siberian railway.
It was part of an adventurous 17 day journey from Moscow to Beijing with her collaborators Berglund and Petter Winnberg to compose a new full-length work. Continue Reading ›
Let’s face it, 2012’s ‘Highwire Poetry’ was always going to be a pretty damn hard act to follow, arguably one of the best electronic pop albums from the last five years.
This brings us to Park’s fifth album and second for Portsmouth-based label State of the Eye: ‘Apocalypse Pop’. The temptation would have probably been to stick with the format that worked so well on album four, but Park’s new set of songs has a distinctly different sound and vibe to them. Continue Reading ›
With a less intense release schedule than last year, it was a bit more straightforward for The Electricity Club to choose its songs of 2014. Whereas 2013 had a short list of 45 songs, 2014 was closer to 35 although not the struggle to find 30 as was the case in 2012.
As usual, they are listed in alphabetical order and all have been released either in physical formats, or digitally as purchasable or free downloads during the calendar year. Here are TEC’s 30 Songs of 2014. Continue Reading ›