Here are 30 songs which may have escaped attention as the world went grunge and then had an ongoing hangover in the wake of Britpop. Denied mainstream recognition and now lost when looking from a UK perspective even within the dwindling synth music community, these offerings come from artists who have mostly remained in total obscurity.
Starting from 1992 when the CD established itself as the dominant format to the year before TEC came into being, here are 30 Lost Art School Bops. Continue Reading ›
With her distinctive ice maiden delivery, CLAUDIA BRÜCKEN is the undoubted queen of cinematic avant pop. She first came to prominence with PROPAGANDA and the Trevor Horn produced film noir drama of ‘Dr Mabuse’.
Although her catalogue is wide and varied, she is perhaps still very much regarded as a cult figure on the music scene. The Electricity Club offers a twenty track Beginner’s Guide to her work… Continue Reading ›
Portland born STEPHEN HAGUE first came to musical prominence in 1984 with his production of MALCOLM McLAREN’s ‘Madam Butterfly’, an incongruous blend of opera, soul, hip-hop and electropop. Two acts who were listening closely were OMD and PET SHOP BOYS.
So what eighteen songs would go on an imaginary compilation today as an introduction to the work of this under rated, but very gifted producer? Listed in chronological order with a restriction of one song per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s choices. Continue Reading ›
CLAUDIA BRÜCKEN’s lively reinterpretation of one of DAVID BOWIE’s latterly compositions from ‘Heathen’ is dressed with catchy synth riffs and fuzzy shades. And the fabulous accompanying promo video could be interpreted as a visual dramatisation of Major Tom’s final voyage from ‘Space Oddity’.
Claudia only features halfway through but also look out for cameos from Glenn Gregory, Andrew Poppy, Paul Humphreys and even Claudia’s dog Patsy. Continue Reading ›
‘The Lost Are Found’ is an emotive body of songs, each from their very own world, but together blending to form an eleven episode triste drame.
Claudia told The Electricity Club back in July: “The theme is melancholy songs…they’re sad but they don’t make you slash your wrists. I recorded it in four months with Stephen Hague and we had this real clear vision of what we wanted to do”. Continue Reading ›