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In the five years since its formation on 13th March 2010, The Electricity Club has reviewed over 130 albums and EPs. During this time, the album has become less of an artistic statement. TEC still loves a good album in whatever format so which long players still stand up to scrutiny and can claim to have lasted the course over the last five years?
Listed in by year then alphabetical order, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 favourite albums from the period between 2010 to 2014. Continue Reading ›
With a less intense release schedule than last year, it was a bit more straightforward for The Electricity Club to choose its songs of 2014. Whereas 2013 had a short list of 45 songs, 2014 was closer to 35 although not the struggle to find 30 as was the case in 2012.
As usual, they are listed in alphabetical order and all have been released either in physical formats, or digitally as purchasable or free downloads during the calendar year. Here are TEC’s 30 Songs of 2014. Continue Reading ›
With 2013 having been one of the strongest years in electronic pop since its post-punk heyday, 2014 was always going to struggle to compete, despite it being the 50th Anniversary of the Moog synthesizer’s first prototype demonstration at the Audio Engineering Society convention in October 1964.
While 2014 was nowhere near in terms of the high profile releases of 2013 or even 2011, it certainly surpassed the comparatively quiet year of 2012. Continue Reading ›
The year started appropriately enough with an electronic number ‘2013’ by Belgian duo METROLAND. For the first six or seven months of 2013, it proved to be one of the most productive periods in electronic pop music. Not since the Autumn of 1981 had so many significant releases coincided.
2013 was a superb year where the music spoke for itself. Many of the veterans gave the best up-and-coming artists a real run for their money. Continue Reading ›
With AUSTRA returning following their acclaimed 2011 debut album 'Feel It Break', a side project during their hiatus originally featuring their drummer Maya Postepski has almost passed under radar but deserves recognition.
TRUST started as a synth duo comprising of Postepski and Robert Alfons who released their debut album 'TRST' back in early 2012 on the Arts & Crafts label. Like AUSTRA, the music is swathed in electro-gothic grandeur but differs in that it features predominately male vocals. Continue Reading ›