Celebrating the second anniversary of Artefaktor Radio, SYNTH WAVE LIVE 2 will take place on Saturday 7th April 2018 at Electrowerkz in London. Headlining the event will be Belgian electronic duo METROLAND.
Also making the journey over from Europe to perform at SYNTH WAVE LIVE 2 will be German songstress KATJA VON KASSEL, Sweden synth trio VOGON POETRY, Norwegian post-punk comdo ANTIPOLE and Denmark’s SOFTWAVE who played the inaugural event. More Inside ›
“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. More Inside ›
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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THE FRIXION are a new name, but the duo are both experienced hands… British-born singer and lyricist Gene Serene emerged from Berlin’s hedonistic club scene. Meanwhile, synthesist and producer Lloyd Price is best known as a collaborator of SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK’s Martin Degville and a member of alternative eyeliner punk combo MASSIVE EGO.
Forming in 2016, Serene and Price’s combined sound mines both classic synthpop and Weimar Cabaret on their debut EP offering. More Inside ›
Electronic pop music comes in many shapes and sizes, some of it is good and some of it is most definitely bad. So it’s important to differentiate and the makers of Synth Wave Live did just that with their smaller scale, but no less ambitious event, Synth Club at Electrowerkz in the heart of Central London.
Centred around a formal album launch for Hungary’s BLACK NAIL CABARET, the evening was bolstered by VILE ELECTRODES, KNIGHT$, THE FRIXION and THE DEPARTMENT. More Inside ›