Developing on a childhood fascination with electronic sound, after finishing art school, Ben Edwards set up a music studio in London and began acquiring discarded vintage synthesizers to equip it.
So by way of a Beginner’s Guide to Benge, here are 18 examples of his work, subject to a limit of one track per artist moniker or combination, presented in yearly and then alphabetical order. As his own blog says “It’s full of stars”! Continue Reading ›
Alison Goldfrapp and Tara Busch need to watch out, there’s a new synth girl in town, she’s got a Moog Sub Phatty and she’s going to use it…
Leeds based singer / songwriter IMI is gifted with a most glorious soprano but not only that, she applies that and her love of analogue synths to an intelligent avant pop aesthetic. IMI’s recently released EP 'Lines' contains three dramatically layered electronic mood pieces that encapsulate the early cinematic ambition of GOLDFRAPP. Continue Reading ›
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 ›