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 ›
What do ZONE TRIPPER, LABORATORY 5 and TECHNOMANCER have in common? Simple, it’s the EBM / Futurepop producer Alyxx J Digre and her supercharged world of synthpopia.
Previously released, ‘The Outsider’ is taken from ‘A Tribute To PSYCHE’ and ‘I’ve Got A Sister In The Navy’ comes from ‘Heredity – A Tribute To RATIONAL YOUTH’. Additionally we are served newly recorded cover versions of ULTRAVOX’s ‘Sleepwalk’ and a vintage DM classic ‘Puppets’. Continue Reading ›
The Count and Countess of Swedish electronic pop are back-back-BACK! Eddie Bengtsson and Marina Schiptjenko initially came together in PAGE as far back as 1980, releasing their first single ‘Dansande Man’ in 1983.
Having already covered GARY NUMAN’s ‘Tracks’ in Swedish as ‘Spår’ and paid an initial Numanoid tribute on ‘Utanför’ for ‘Det Är Ingen Vacker Värld Men Det Råkar Vara Så Det’, PAGE have gone the full hog with the ultimate homage to the imperial years of the man born Gary Anthony James Webb. Continue Reading ›
SYNTH GURU Paul Wiffen has moved between working for manufacturers, artists and technical magazines in the decade when synths really came to the foreground.
The musicians he has worked for reads like a Who’s Who of music, including Vangelis, Jean Michel-Jarre, Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel and Stevie Wonder. Paul Wiffen kindly reminisced with The Electricity Club about his varied music career. Continue Reading ›
There are many bands from the Synth Britannia-era that are often perceived as being electronic, when in fact they either started off in a traditional band format and integrated synthesizers/sequencers or remained like that throughout most of their career.
ULTRAVOX, NEW ORDER and GARY NUMAN all fell into that format, but what about others who have successfully managed to meld the rigidity and coldness of electronics with the more human element of guitars. Continue Reading ›