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TEC Gold: TRANSMISSIONS ARCHIVE

Yellow+Magic+Orchestra+ymoOver the last six years, The Electricity Club has written a large number of features that fall outside of the standard interview or review format.

Articles have included new artist introductions, lost albums, song listings based around a variety of topics, beginner’s guides on highly regarded personalities and TEC’s tongue-in-cheek Carry On Synthpop series. These Transmissions have been archived on a page in reverse chronological order. More inside ›

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TEC’s 25 FAVOURITE DIGITAL SYNTHS

The switch to digital technology in the production of synthesizers caused a seismic shift not just in the way that music was produced, but also how analogue devices were perceived.

The synths chosen are also from the first wave of digital synths and as such doesn’t include any of the current wave of digital-based products.More inside ›

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JOHAN BAECKSTRÖM Interview

JOHAN BAECKSTRÖM-2015Synthesist JOHAN BAECKSTRÖM first came to prominence with DAILY PLANET. But the duo went on hiatus for 18 years. During that long break, Baeckström had been preparing a solo record.

Riding on the momentum accorded by the warm welcome back for DAILY PLANET in 2015,

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VINCE CLARKE & PAUL HARTNOLL 2Square

VINCE-CLARKE-PAUL-HARTNOLL-2-SquareWhen you have a collaborative project which sees the merging of two of the founding fathers of British Electronica and Synthpop, there is always going to be a huge weight of expectation attached to it.

With that opening statement in mind, it is with trepidation that this album should be approached,

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Introducing JOHAN BAECKSTRÖM

Johan BaeckströmJOHAN BAECKSTRÖM has been an active writer and producer of electronic music for several decades, but it was 1994 when he started his project DAILY PLANET with vocalist Jarmo Ollila.

In 2015 Baeckström outed his solo project ‘Like Before’; an analogue gem, which brought upon him comparisons to Vince Clarke himself. 

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