2016 will forever be remembered as the year when a significant number of cultural icons and popular musical figures left us; DAVID BOWIE, PRINCE, TOMITA, PETE BURNS, COLIN VERNCOMBE, KEITH EMERSON, DON BUCHLA and LEONARD COHEN were just some of the names who sadly departed.
But despite sadness that loomed, the year did produce some good music, particularly in the second half of the year, although in all, 2016 was not a vintage year for electronic pop. Continue Reading ›
Expectations for SINESTAR's first album were ample; the effect was disappointing, however. While a few songs on 'Singularis' showed signs of potential, it was not realised, being blanketed with poor production, mixing and mastering.
'Evolve' sees the keyboardist and programmer of the band, Mark Trueman taking the reins of charge, instantly achieving a more electronic template, promising a more grown-up, fuller sound. Continue Reading ›
Everyone knows that touring in a band is glamorous with a capital G. The sex, drugs, rock and roll, autograph sessions, adulation from the crowd and TV sets out of hotel windows… only it’s not!
What follows are my observations from the recent COVENANT UK tour where ANALOG ANGEL were main support. No names have been changed; it would be pointless as the perpetrators are fairly identifiable. After this you may heed Noel Coward’s words and not put your daughter on the stage Mrs Worthington… Continue Reading ›
Over May Bank Holiday weekend, DEPECHE MODE fans and synth music enthusiasts converged on the Essex town of Basildon for BAS 2013. Now in its third year, Bas is fast becoming established as the premier festival of electronic music in the UK.
At the heart of the event is the rich musical heritage of Basildon, the birthplace of DEPECHE MODE, YAZOO and countless associated artists. DM fans travel from all over the world to pay homage at the hometown of their idols. Continue Reading ›
Here are The Electricity Club’s 30 Songs of 2012, listed in alphabetical order. All have been released either in physical formats or digitally as purchasable or free downloads during the calendar year.
However, the list is limited to one song per artist and does not include tracks which are exclusive to streams and videos or DJs only promos like TENEK’s excellent remix of REPUBLICA’s ‘Christiana Obey’… so maybe next year perhaps? Continue Reading ›