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. More Inside ›
‘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. More Inside ›
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... More Inside ›
2016 will forever be remembered as the year when a significant number of cultural icons and popular musical figures left us; DAVID BOWIE, PRINCE, TOMITA, PETE BURNS, COLIN VERNCOMBE, KEITH EMERSON, DON BUCHLA and LEONARD COHEN were just some of the names who sadly departed.
But despite sadness that loomed, the year did produce some good music, particularly in the second half of the year, although in all, 2016 was not a vintage year for electronic pop. More Inside ›
The new ULRICH SCHNAUSS album marks a departure for the established German synthesist in that it is the first that he has created primarily “in the box”, ie it was produced mainly using software synths rather than the enviable collection of hardware equipment which resides in his London studio.
In spite of a different work ethic, all of the Schnauss trademarks are present and correct here. More Inside ›