Possibly one of the best electronic albums of 2017, ‘Zombies 1985’ is the latest release by I SPEAK MACHINE, the enticing audio / visual collaboration between musician Tara Busch and filmmaker Maf Lewis.
What had been intended to be a more abstract EP turned into a full length album. The end result will no doubt satisfy the curiosity of those with a penchant for stranger things. I SPEAK MACHINE kindly chatted to TEC about the creative in-roads that led to their own day of the dead… Continue Reading ›
I SPEAK MACHINE is the audio / visual collaboration between musician Tara Busch and filmmaker Maf Lewis, inspired by Ennio Morricone and Sergio Leone who used to discuss score ideas while scripts were being written for the classic Spaghetti Westerns.
In Busch's own words "What was meant to be a 3 song EP by Benge & I morphed into an 11 song brain chomping monster". The ‘Zombies 1985’ film itself tells the story of greed and self-obsession in Thatcher’s Britain. Continue Reading ›
With a manifesto that “explores common ground in a strong aesthetic approach towards art, film, music, technology, science, and nature”, the Brighton based artistic co-operative Anti-Ghost Moon Ray have released a new compilation of music made by themselves and like-minded friends, entitled ‘Annual General Meeting Record - Volume 2’.
The international cast contribute 14 tracks emcompassing dark electronica, lost soundtracks and field recording experiments. Continue Reading ›
Troika from Russian: тройка “A group of three working together…”
Promising an evening of “triple synth sorcery”, the Troika! tour reached The Shacklewell Arms in London as the line-up of KITE BASE, HANNAH PEEL and I SPEAK MACHINE each presented their own variations on the expansive theme of electronic music.
As HANNAH PEEL put it to The Electricity Club recently: “although the music from each act is different, it does feel similar in a way”. It ultimately proved how a thoughtfully curated bill, featuring acts with appropriate artistic connections, can work. Continue Reading ›
HANNAH PEEL first became widely known as the synth playing violinist with JOHN FOXX & THE MATHS. Although a musician nurtured within a more traditional background, synthpop was the root of her 2010 debut EP ‘Rebox’.
Her second full length album ‘Awake But Always Dreaming’ is now ready to be unleashed. She kindly took out time to chat to The Electricity Club from her retreat in County Donegal. Continue Reading ›