Championed by none other than Vince Clarke and signed to his VeryRecords, REED & CAROLINE have just completed a successful US tour with ERASURE. Reed Hays and Caroline Schutz’s 2016 debut album ‘Buchla & Singing’ did what it said on the tin. Its follow-up 'Hello Science' is a much more on point as a distinct pop focussed offering.
Now back home, Reed Hays kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about science, Buchlas, Orchestrons and his radio show with Vince Clarke… Continue Reading ›
Currently opening for ERASURE in North America, REED & CAROLINE are the quirky Buchla driven duo who for their second album declared “Formulate hypotheses and gather all the facts – it’s science! It’s all about science!”
That second album entitled 'Hello Science' was released by Vince Clarke’s Very Records and song titles have included 'Dark Matter’. Like AU REVOIR SIMONE meeting NEW ORDER for a jam session in Greenwich Village, it asks “Does dark matter matter?” Continue Reading ›
Documentary Evidence is an unofficial Mute Records website run by freelance music journalist Mat Smith. Smith compiles an end of year Top 10 albums listing and in 2017, he controversially included TAYLOR SWIFT’s ‘Reputation’ at No4 above the No6 placed ‘Spirit’ from DEPECHE MODE.
Mat Smith gave an explanation as to why last year, he preferred Taytay over Essex Dave and presented his Documentary Evidence…
Continue Reading ›
REED & CAROLINE’s debut album ‘Buchla & Singing’ did what it said on the tin and with it came charming quirky synthpop like ‘John & Rene’ and ‘Electron’.
Championed by none other than Vince Clarke and signed to his Very Records, Reed Hays and Caroline Schutz successfully combined tunes with electronic experimentation.
Their second album ‘Hello Science’ is more of the same, but with cello and a Vako Orchestron added to the playground apparatus. Continue Reading ›
Released in the Autumn on Vince Clarke’s Very Records, ‘The Colour of Terrible Crystal’ is the third album release by ALKA. Named after a quote from anarchist philosopher Peter Lamborn Wilson’s vast study of angels, the long player is the work of Bryan Michael.
While ‘The Colour of Terrible Crystal’ is musically eclectic, it differs from his other ALKA work in that a pop element is omnipresent, a quality that can perhaps be attributed to the presence of Vince Clarke. Continue Reading ›