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The Electronic Legacy of EUROPE

Europe is the spiritual home of electronic music, inspiring it not just artistically but forming an important bond with the continent’s classical tradition through the romance of its historical imagery. From Paris to Vienna back to Düsseldorf City, With a restriction of one track per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s favourite twenty electronic tunes that were inspired, either directly or obliquely, by the legacy of Europe… Continue Reading ›

CHRIS PAYNE The Falling Tower

If ‘The Falling Tower’, the second solo album by Chris Payne has a familiar ring to it, then you are not mistaken. “Last year I rushed out an ELECTRONIC CIRCUS album of the same name and I wasn’t happy with it.” said the one-time Numan sideman, “If you’re writing an album about the collapse of modern civilisation, it’s not going to be all about ‘Jigs and Reels’.”The end result has Chris Payne reworking the album in an Industrial Classical Electronic style Continue Reading ›

RAINLAND Interview

Returning to London on SATURDAY 2ND MARCH 2019 to open TEC005 will be Glaswegian synthpop duo RAINLAND. Having accompanied ASSEMBLAGE 23 on two UK tours, their rousing stage manner make them perfect as cheerleaders to begin any live presentation. While The Electricity Club opted for an IRN-BRU, the pair settled down with a wee dram each to ponder the state of the synth nation and much more… Continue Reading ›

CONNY PLANK The Potential Of Noise

‘The Potential Of Noise’ is a touching insight into the late Conny Plank, undoubtedly one of the most innovative and important studio exponents in popular music. Directed by his son Stephan with Reto Caduff, the film sees him embarking on a journey to rediscover his father’s impact and his importance in music history. As the studio in the converted farmhouse in Wolperath was also the family home, Stephan grew up around the artists who his father worked with. Continue Reading ›

A Short Conversation with PAGE

PAGE have had a loyal cult following back home in Sweden since their 1983 debut single ‘Dansande Man’. The duo of Eddie Bengtsson and Marina Schiptjenko released their self-titled debut album in 1992 while their final first phase release ‘Helt Nära’ came out in 1998. With the news of a live return to London for PAGE in September alongside RATIONAL YOUTH + PSYCHE, Eddie Bengtsson spoke to The Electricity Club about space and the synthesizer frontier… Continue Reading ›

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