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Tag: Steve Hillage

NASH THE SLASH: And You Thought You Were Normal

‘And You Thought You Were Normal: A Documentary Film About NASH THE SLASH’ asks what it is like to be an artist who is “not normal”. As it heads into post-production, a crowd funding campaign has been in progress to bring the project to completion. Back in 2010, Stephen Roper interviewed NASH THE SLASH for his GARY NUMAN book ‘Back Stage: A Book Of Reflections’; he has kindly given permission to publish edited extracts of his delightful conversation with a unique individual. Continue Reading ›

The Electronic Legacy of AMBIENT

Ambient electronic music is a much misunderstood genre. Modern ambient probably came to prominence with BRIAN ENO. Restricted to one album per moniker or collaborative partnership, here are the twenty long players which form The Electricity Club’s Electronic Legacy of Ambient. Acting as a straightforward introduction to the genre, it refers to many artists whose comparatively mainstream works may already be familiar. Continue Reading ›

The Electronic Legacy of VIRGIN RECORDS

Virgin Records celebrates its 40th Anniversary and although the label is now owned by the Universal Music Group, its colourful history is forever associated with the championing of new and unconventional music forms during its fledgling years. Richard Branson started his empire with nothing more than a mail order outlet selling discounted records. So here are twenty albums from the iconic label which The Electricity Club considers significant in the development of electronic music. Continue Reading ›

Lost Albums: SIMPLE MINDS Sons & Fascination + Sister Feelings Call

simple sonsThere was a time when SIMPLE MINDS were one of the most promising young bands in Britain. And in 1981, they delivered what has now become their most forgotten body of work; 'Sons and Fascination / Sister Feelings Call'. Even a great 2009 article about The Rise and Fall of SIMPLE MINDS on Popmatters largely overlooked this great double album. To exploit their KRAFTWERK, NEU! and LA DÜSSELDORF influences to the full, SIMPLE MINDS were teamed up with producer Steve Hillage.  Continue Reading ›