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Tag: Thomas Dolby (page 1 of 4)

LLOYD COLE Guesswork

Maurice Ravel once said: “Whatever sauce you put around the melody is a matter of taste. What is important is the melodic line”. What Lloyd Cole has always managed within his songs throughout his career, be it ‘Perfect Skin’, ‘Rattlesnakes’ or ‘Like Lovers Do’ is strong melodic lines. Coupled with his bittersweet lyricism, he has been one of the UK’s leading exponents of masterful glum rock. But for ‘Guesswork’, he has put synthesizers and drum machines into his textural palette. Continue Reading ›

DISQO VOLANTE Yellow Fervor

DISQO VOLANTE is Korean-American multi-instrumentalist Matthew Booth, a man who loves his synthpop, but also his sax! Following his debut EP ‘re: lit’ in 2016, Booth’s latest offering is a five track affair entitled ‘Yellow Fervor’; having learned some lessons from some of the more overdriven aspects of that first release, ‘Yellow Fervour’ has better production values and adds a funkier twist to proceedings. ‘Yellow Fervor’ has better production values and adds a funkier twist to proceedings. Continue Reading ›

THE FALLOUT CLUB Dangerous Friends

THE FALL OUT CLUB may have only released three singles in their brief existence, but have become one of those bands that have fallen into cult legend. Featuring singer Trevor Herion, drummer Paul Simon, bassist Matthew Seligman and a young synthesizer upstart named Thomas Dolby, the intensity of their best song ‘Dream Soliders’ from 1981 captured the anxiety and tribulations of young manhood. Continue Reading ›

BRUCE WOOLLEY & POLLY SCATTERGOOD Video Killed The Radio Star

Featuring the haunting afflicted vocals of Essex songstress Polly Scattergood, Bruce Woolley reimagines his classic ‘Video Killed The Radio Star’ in a new epic arrangement with the fitting subtitle of ‘Dark Star’… A number co-written with Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes, Bruce Woolley recorded ‘Video Killed The Radio Star’ first with his band THE CAMERA CLUB in 1979. Continue Reading ›

TEC’s 25 CLASSIC STANDALONE SYNTH SINGLES

Standalone-singlesThe single is the lifeblood of pop music, serving the purpose of a trailer to an artist’s new album or as an entity on its own. The non-album single first came to prominence with THE BEATLES and THE WALKER BROTHERS. All the singles listed here were released in 7 inch format and not included on any of the artist’s original edition albums in the UK. So here are The Electricity Club’s 25 Classic Standalone Synth Singles. Continue Reading ›

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