Touring can be tricky for independent acts, who can often be juggling day jobs and domestic commitments while suffering for their art. But the ‘Ohm From Ohm’ tour saw RODNEY CROMWELL, THE FRIXION, NATURE OF WIRES and VIEON undertake a two part six date jaunt.
“Lloyd from THE FRIXION got in touch and said he was putting together something and would I want to be involved” said RODNEY CROMWELL mainman Adam Cresswell... Continue Reading ›
Some of the best independent synth driven acts were at gathered together at Electrowerkz for Synth Wave Live 2.
Held in collaboration with various outlets and The Electricity Club, artists and enthusiasts from around the world made the trip to London and were welcomed by Rusty Egan for one of his famed DJ sets for those who like it electronic. An event’s quality can often be reflected by its clientele and among those attending were Sarah Blackwood, Jonathan Barnbrook and Rudi Esch, Continue Reading ›
THE FRIXION are British-born Berlin based singer / lyricist Gene Serene and producer Lloyd Price, best known as a collaborative partner of SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK’s Martin Degville and a member of MASSIVE EGO.
THE FRIXION’s new single ‘Deceive A Believer’ develops on their debut EP ‘If U Ever Wonder’; with a performance at Synth Wave Live 2 and a short UK tour coming up, Gene Serene and Lloyd Price chatted to The Electricity Club about the artistic progression of THE FRIXION. Continue Reading ›
“The medium of reinterpretation” as HEAVEN 17 and BEF’s Martyn Ware once put it, is still very much present in the 21st Century. However, a newish phenomenon of covering an entire album has appeared in more recent years
So as a follow-up to TEC’s 25 Classic Synth Covers’ listing, here is a selection taken from reinterpretations recorded from 2000 to the present day, restricted to one song per artist moniker and presented in chronological order. Continue Reading ›
The world found itself in a rather antagonistic and divisive state this year, as if none of the lessons from the 20th Century’s noted conflicts and stand-offs had been learnt. After a slow start to 2017, there was a bumper crop of new music from a number of established artists.
Overall, it was artists of a more mature disposition who held their heads high and delivered, as some newer acts went out of their way to test the patience of audiences by drowning them in sleep while coming over like TRAVIS on VSTs.
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