Trevor Horn is a producer who can be said to have shaped modern pop music. In 1981, Horn started a run of producing and co-writing four singles for pop duo DOLLAR; this attracted the attention of NME journalist Paul Morley and they would later establish the ZTT label
Listing some of his more interesting adventures in modern recording, The Electricity Club chooses eighteen works from Trevor Horn that fit closest to its ethos. Continue Reading ›
The Southbank Centre’s year long ‘The Rest Is Noise’ festival concluded its musical journey through the 20th century with a special event entitled ‘19 eighties: the rhythm of a decade’ which saw classical meet synthpop. Broadcast live by BBC Radio3, the evening was hosted by journalist, cultural commentator and ZTT strategist Paul Morley in the company of the BBC Concert Orchestra.
It was billed as “a one-off documentary soundtrack to the decade you either love, or love to hate”. Continue Reading ›
THE ART OF NOISE & PROPAGANDA, the two influential ZTT acts that are forever associated with this pioneering phase of electronic music have new deluxe packages available.
THE ART OF NOISE were named after the futurist essay 'The Art Of Noises' by Luigi Russolo. Meanwhile Düsseldorf's PROPAGANDA were the proto LADYTRON or ABBA in Hell! Continue Reading ›
As the undoubted queen of electronic avant-pop, although CLAUDIA BRÜCKEN's catalogue is small compared with many of her peers who have had careers of similar duration, it is this emphasis of quality over quantity that has meant her releases are eagerly anticipated
She kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about her career with PROPAGANDA, ACT, ONETWO and as a solo artist, and revealed details of her live retrospective. Continue Reading ›
Gary Langan, along with JJ Jeczalik, Anne Dudley, Trevor Horn and Paul Morley is one of the founder members of THE ART OF NOISE.
With the release of the new 'Influence' collection, The Electricity Club caught up with Gary Langan to go back down the avenues of history for an insightful interview that cleared up a few of the myths that have arisen around THE ART OF NOISE. Continue Reading ›