KITE, “Sweden's best kept pop-secret”, made their long awaited return to the live stage with a trio of sold-out shows at the Stockholm Slaktkyrkan.
Having produced some of the best electronic pop in the last decade, the enigmatic duo of Nicklas Stenemo and Christian Berg were on the crest of wider international success in 2017 with a new EP ‘VII’ in the can. But KITE had to cancel their German tour following concerns over Stenemo’s health later that Autumn. Continue Reading ›
When JEAN-MICHEL JARRE’s ‘Equinoxe’ was released on 16th November 1978 as the follow-up to the massive selling ‘Oxygène’, there was no hit single but the album cemented the French Maestro’s position as one of the world’s leading electronic music pioneers.
To celebrate 40 years since the original release, ‘Equinoxe Infinity’ has been issued as the conceptual sequel to its parent album. Jarre himself has described the album as "Equinoxe on steroids". Continue Reading ›
Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, otherwise known as VANGELIS, is the Greek Maestro who first made his name as the keyboard player of prog rockers APHRODITE'S CHILD.
So here are twenty snapshots from the vast catalogue of VANGELIS; not a best of but a listing to capture the diversity of a musician and composer who was a fine trailblazer for electronic music. Presented in chronological order, here is The Electricity Club’s Beginner’s Guide to VANGELIS. 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 ›
PROMENADE CINÉMA are the new young Sheffield duo hoping to emulate the success of acts like CABARET VOLTAIRE, THE HUMAN LEAGUE, VICE VERSA, HEAVEN 17, PULP and I MONSTER. Comprising of Emma Barson and Dorian Cramm, PROMENADE CINÉMA aim to take their “Cinedramatic Synthpop” to the next level.
With their debut album about to be unleashed to the world, Emma Barson and Dorian Cramm kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about their ‘Living Ghosts’… Continue Reading ›