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Tag: Ultravox (page 2 of 10)

WHITE LIES Friends

friends_white_liesAs the old adage goes, “misery loves company…” and it cannot be denied that some huge selling albums have been written following dark times in an artist’s life. So what happens when things start to become a bit peachy? The royalties come rolling in, your singer starts dating a celebrity boy/girlfriend and you pay off your mortgage? Do you still continue to write about the dark feelings and circumstances that initially gave you fame and fortune? More Inside ›

A Beginner’s Guide To CONNY PLANK

conny_plank2It was at Conny’s Studio just outside of Cologne that a number of landmark recordings were completed, notably KRAFTWERK’s ‘Autobahn’ and ULTRAVOX’s ‘Vienna’. The studio was the operational centre of engineer and producer Konrad Plank. As well as studio work, CONNY PLANK was an active musician. He leaves an important musical legacy. The Electricity Club looks back at eighteen of his works, with a restriction of one track per album project… More Inside ›

TEC’s 25 CLASSIC STANDALONE SYNTH SINGLES

Standalone-singlesThe single is the lifeblood of pop music, serving the purpose of a trailer to an artist’s new album or as an entity on its own. The non-album single first came to prominence with THE BEATLES and THE WALKER BROTHERS. All the singles listed here were released in 7 inch format and not included on any of the artist’s original edition albums in the UK. So here are The Electricity Club’s 25 Classic Standalone Synth Singles. More Inside ›

A Beginner’s Guide To JOHN FOXX

JOHN FOXX has had a music career that has spanned over four decades and continued to innovate within electronic, experimental and ambient spheres. So with a vast repertoire to his name, what tracks in his various guises would act as a Beginner’s Guide to the man referred to affectionately by some fans as Lord Foxx Of Chorley? With a restriction of one recording per album project, The Electricity Club lists its #Foxx20. More Inside ›

BILLY CURRIE Doppel

billycurrie_doppelBest known as ULTRAVOX’s classically trained virtuoso instrumentalist, BILLY CURRIE is back with a new solo album ‘Doppel’. Following the sharp, spikier aesthetics of tracks like ‘Jump Spin’ on ‘Balletic Transcend’ in 2013, ‘Doppel’ is a more pastoral instrumental collection, with Currie’s trademark synths, viola, violin and classical piano all present and correct. More Inside ›

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