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Tag: Vince Clarke (page 1 of 6)

A Short Conversation with POLLY SCATTERGOOD

While best known as a solo artist signed to Mute, Essex songstress POLLY SCATTERGOOD recently won acclaim for her hauntingly spacey vocal in a new epic arrangement of ‘Video Killed The Radio Star’ recorded with one of the song’s co-writers Bruce Woolley. With ‘Video Killed The Radio Star (Dark Star)’ riding high on the airwaves and the Vince Clarke remix of ‘Other Too Endless’ included on The Electricity Club’s upcoming compilation, POLLY SCATTERGOOD had a quick chat about her future plans… More Inside ›

DAILY PLANET Play Rewind Repeat

DAILY PLANET came into being when two Swedes, Jarmo Ollila and Johan Baeckström decided to form a synthpop band in 1994. Having released two noteworthy singles and a long player two years later, the band stopped. Surprisingly eighteen years on in 2014, the duo brought out an excellent comeback with 'Two'. But now DAILY PLANET are back with another surprising opus, which will turn heads and make folk reach for their dancing shoes. More Inside ›

ERASURE World Be Gone

2014 saw the Vince Clarke / Andy Bell combo celebrate yet another success with 'The Violet Flame', where according to Bell, ERASURE “definitely found (their) mojo again with this record”. Following their thirtieth anniversary, the synthpop kings now return with the seventeenth studio album entitled 'World Be Gone'. This time, self-produced by ERASURE and mixed by Matty Green, the long player sees Vince and Andy in a more pensive mood. More Inside ›

Introducing SOFTWAVE

Danish duo SOFTWAVE released their first EP ‘Together Alone’ in Summer 2016. A six track collection of appealing Nordic synthpop, it includes their debut single ‘Follow You’ and the solid live favourite ‘Awake But Still Asleep’. With debut releases often being like dress rehearsals in public, SOFTWARE have learnt very quickly and a few months on, have actually managed to improve on the EP’s best number ‘On & On & On’ with a throbbing alternate reworking by Olsen. More Inside ›

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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