CULT WITH NO NAME are possibly smoothness personified. The suave crooner figure of Erik Stein and the understated ivory virtuoso of Jon Boux issued their first album ‘Paper Wraps Rock’ in 2007.
Having released their best album to date in 2017’s ‘Heir Of The Dog’, ‘Mediaburn’ is their ninth and features the familiar cast of esteemed supporting players such as Kelli Ali, Steve Brown and Blaine L Reininger, who made their names in SNEAKER PIMPS and TUXEDOMOON. Continue Reading ›
'Third Noise Principle' is the latest instalment of the ‘Close To The Noise Floor’ compilations and follows the two previous Cherry Red releases, which rather wonderfully rounded up collections of rare, formative and experimental electronic music from both the UK and Europe.
Helpfully described as "Part primitive rave, part synthesiser porn, part history lesson", this time round sees the location moving across the Atlantic to explore the North American and Canadian electronic music scene. Continue Reading ›
As a cardinal of the European avant-garde and co-founder of TUXEDOMOON, Blaine L Reininger is both schooled and shrouded in mystery.
He currently lives in Greece – ground zero for the continent’s myths and a portal for all things Oriental. The influence can be seen on his new solo album 'The Blue Sleep'. Strikingly beautiful, it reveals its secrets like a Japanese puzzle box. Continue Reading ›
Coming up to the release of their eight album, what CULT WITH NO NAME have never been short of is mood. This made them the ideal curators for the soundtrack to the film ‘Blue Velvet Revisited’ which also featured TUXEDOMOON and JOHN FOXX.
The self-confessed post-punk electronic balladeers have come up with the occasional cracking introspective pop song like ‘Breathing’, but ‘Heir Of The Dog’ sees the pair deliver their most accessible long player of their career. Continue Reading ›
James Nice is a music publisher and writer whose acclaimed 2010 book ‘Shadowplayers: The Rise and Fall of Factory Records’ provided a detailed and objective account of the legendary label. He also worked for the prestigious Belgian label Les Disques du Crépuscule between 1987-91, which he has recently resurrected.
Set to open TEC004 on SATURDAY 5TH NOVEMBER with a DJ set of classic tunes from the Crépuscule era, James Nice kindly chatted about his various endeavours. Continue Reading ›