Whether he’s categorised as Synthwave or synthpop, Glaswegian singer / songwriter MICHAEL OAKLEY is one of the best new talents of have emerged within electronic pop in 2017. Oakley’s EP ‘California’ is one of the strongest debut releases of the year, featuring a sextet of “Melancholic postcards from my heart wrapped up in synthesisers and drum machines”.
MICHAEL OAKLEY kindly chatted to TEC about his new life in Canada, growing up in Scotland and the emergence of Synthwave... Continue Reading ›
2017 has been a stellar year for electronic music releases, from the latest works by OMD and GARY NUMAN through to the collaboration between TANGERINE DREAM members Ulrich Schnauss and Thorsten Quaeschning on ‘Synthwaves’.
With founder member Edgar Froese’s passing in 2015, his intention was for the band to continue with his vision, in this case compositions based upon quantum physics. So Froese himself has writing credits on all but one of the tracks on ‘Quantum Gate’. Continue Reading ›
Quality instrumental electronic music is often overlooked these days at the expense of vocal driven synth material.
The halcyon days, of when artists such as JEAN-MICHEL JARRE, KLAUS SCHULZE and TANGERINE DREAM were all at their peak, are all but a distant memory. However, there are still artists that are producing quality work in this vein and this led TEC to investigate this release. 'Synthwaves' is a collaboration between TD members Thorsten Quaeschning and Ulrich Schnauss. Continue Reading ›
‘Particles’ is the latest double album release by TANGERINE DREAM and contains a diverse mixture of new material, reinterpretations of older tracks from their extensive back catalogue and a version of the ‘Stranger Things’ TV theme which fairly recently caught the Zeitgeist for many synth fans.
The album which originally came out at the end of last year has been re-issued by the Invisible Hands label and is available on vinyl, CD and download. Continue Reading ›
KELLI ALI first came to public attention as the lead singer of SNEAKER PIMPS. Their debut album ‘Becoming X’ featured the hit singles ‘6 Underground’ and ‘Spin Spin Sugar’.
Since her first solo album ‘Tigermouth’ in 2003, KELLI ALI has recorded a further four records in her own name. She kindly answered a few questions from The Electricity Club about her new project ‘Ghostdriver’ as well as reflecting on her career and continuing development as an artist... Continue Reading ›