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Tag: Simple Minds (page 1 of 4)

PAUL STATHAM Interview

The silent success story of the ‘Some Bizzare Album’ has to be Paul Statham; while his band B-MOVIE were unable to achieve a foothold in the mainstream, the guitarist later found considerable success as a songwriter and producer. Although B-MOVIE reformed in 2004, Statham has continued his songwriting and production career in parallel. He kindly took time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions about his career outside of B-MOVIE… Continue Reading ›

ZEUS B HELD Interview

ZEUS B HELD is the veteran German producer and remixer who has been a key presence in the development of electronic pop music. His production breakthrough came from working with GINA X PERFORMANCE in 1979. He returned to electronic music in 2015 with the release of ‘Logic of Coincidence’ and he teamed up with former TANGERINE DREAM member Steve Schroyder to form DREAM CONTROL. ZEUS B HELD kindly stopped for coffee to chat to The Electricity Club. Continue Reading ›

TEC’s 25 USES OF CLASSIC SYNTH SAMPLES

While acts like THE ART OF NOISE and DEPECHE MODE pioneered the use of sampling found sounds to use as new virtual instrumentation, eventual improvements in the technology meant whole recognisable phrases could be cut, manipulated and looped to create new compositions and arrangements. So The Electricity Club has put aside some of its snobbery to seek out 25 of the most inventive, and some would say, sacrilegious uses of classic synth samples in popular music. Continue Reading ›

B-MOVIE Interview

Named after an Andy Warhol painting, Mansfield’s B-MOVIE made their recorded debut with their ‘Take Three’ EP via the Lincoln-based indie label Dead Good in 1980. Their song ‘Moles’ was included on the now iconic ‘Some Bizarre Album’ released in early 1981. With B-MOVIE playing further live shows this year, the band kindly took time out to chat to TEC about the band’s past, present and future… Continue Reading ›

A Beginner’s Guide To ZEUS B HELD

Zeus B Held may be not as well-known as Giorgio Moroder, Conny Plank, Martin Rushent, Mike Howlett and Colin Thurston, but the German producer has been a key presence in the development of electronic pop music. Without doubt deserving greater recognition for his adventures in modern recording, The Electricity Club looks back at eighteen of his works, with a restriction of one track per artist moniker… Continue Reading ›

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