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 ›
CULT WITH NO NAME are a London based duo comprising of Erik Stein and Jon Boux. Referring to themselves as “post-punk electronic balladeers”, they released their debut album ‘Paper Wraps Rock’ in 2007. The expanded palette of 2010’s ‘Adrenalin’ and 2012’s ‘Above As Below’ gained them further plaudits.
CULT WITH NO NAME’s vocalist Erik Stein kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about the duo’s career to date and his interest in the subgenre of synthpunk. Continue Reading ›
Blaine L Reininger’s roguish moustache and dinner jacket were a familiar sight in post-punk Brussels. The American singer and multi-instrumentalist had crossed the Atlantic with TUXEDOMOON, the band he founded with Steven Brown in 1977.
Their latest release is the soundtrack for Peter Braatz’s documentary film, ‘Blue Velvet Revisited’, made as a collaboration with CULT WITH NO NAME. TEC chatted to Reininger about his career. Continue Reading ›