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Tag: Thomas Dolby (page 1 of 4)

The Electricity Club’s 25 CLASSIC SYNTH B-SIDES

B-sides have been a wondrous platform of adventure for the music fan, a hidden treasure trove of experimentation that was often a secret society that positioned the listener into being part of a mysterious taste elite. So here are The Electricity Club’s favourite Classic 25 Synth B-sides… but how was this list defined? These artefacts are flipsides of vinyl or bonus tracks on CD singles; basically songs that were not featured on the original issue of a full length album, or subsequently included on a new one. Continue Reading ›

A Beginner’s Guide To DANIEL MILLER

This history of Mute Records and its esteemed founder Daniel Miller is more than well documented. He began taking an interest in synthesizers for making pop music after hearing KRAFTWERK’s ‘Autobahn’. With a vast and varied portfolio to investigate, The Electricity Club looks back at the creative career of Daniel Miller in music via eighteen of his productions and remixes, with a restriction of one track per artist moniker, presented in yearly, then alphabetical order. Continue Reading ›

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 ›

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