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 ›
To celebrate 60 years of THE RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP, the pioneering collective held a pair of events within the plush confines of The British Library.
The first comprised of a panel discussion chaired by Louise Gray of The Wire, while the second was a surround sound concert with striking visuals directed by Obsrvtry. Despite THE RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP members now pushing 70 years of age or more, they possessed more vigour than many acts half their age. Continue Reading ›
If Gustav Holst had composed ‘The Planets Op32’ suite today, would he have used synthesizers within his framework? With his interest in astrology and thus the future, the answer is probably a “yes”.
Just a year after her acclaimed second album 'Awake But Always Dreaming', HANNAH PEEL follows-up with a striking seven movement instrumental opus entitled 'Mary Casio: Journey To Cassiopeia', featuring an array of analogue synthesizers and a 29-piece colliery brass band. Continue Reading ›