One of the definitions of ‘Obverse’ is “the opposite or counterpart of a fact or truth” and it is this intriguing title that heralds the arrival of the fifth studio album by Danish composer / producer Anders Trentemøller.
It is immaculately produced and mixed, but at its very core is an emptiness and lack of originality or emotion which means that the listener isn’t compelled to return to ‘Obverse’ after a cursory listen. Continue Reading ›
Despite The Electricity Club’s criticism of DEPECHE MODE as a live band with The Drumhead and The Noodler, the band are still capable of occasional brilliance as an artistic force.
This listing is NOT intended for Devotees but aimed those former fans of DM who bowed out after ‘Songs Of Faith & Devotion’, disillusioned by Dave Gahan’s drug fuelled stage diving antics. So here are the 18 tracks which act as TEC's Beginner’s Guide To DEPECHE MODE in the 21st Century. Continue Reading ›
2016 will forever be remembered as the year when a significant number of cultural icons and popular musical figures left us; DAVID BOWIE, PRINCE, TOMITA, PETE BURNS, COLIN VERNCOMBE, KEITH EMERSON, DON BUCHLA and LEONARD COHEN were just some of the names who sadly departed.
But despite sadness that loomed, the year did produce some good music, particularly in the second half of the year, although in all, 2016 was not a vintage year for electronic pop. Continue Reading ›
Overall, 2016 was not a vintage year, but there were plenty of quality songs on offer throughout the year and a number were significantly outstanding.
Rounding down to a final 30 songs is always difficult but after much deliberation and with a restriction of one song per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 Songs of 2016 in alphabetical order… Continue Reading ›
‘Fixion’ is the fourth album from Copenhagen-based producer Anders Trentemøller and rather than being an overtly electronic work, it draws from the gigging band sound of the artist with live bass and guitar at times prominent in the overall mix.
‘Fixion’ would simply not exist if it weren’t for the template laid down by Manchester legends JOY DIVISION. The sound which latterly went on to inform that of THE CURE with their magnum opus ‘Disintegration’ is omnipresent here. Continue Reading ›