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Tag: Vince Clarke (page 1 of 7)

REED & CAROLINE featuring KITE BASE Dark Matter

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 ›

REED & CAROLINE Hello Science

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 ›

A Short Conversation with JOHAN BAECKSTRÖM

Some might say Johan Baeckström has already found his utopia with his fabulous collection of synthesizers at his studio in Örebro, Sweden. Best known as a member of DAILY PLANET , the duo have three acclaimed albums to their name, the first being ‘The Tide’ issued as far back as 1996. But in 2015, Baeckström began a parallel solo career with the release of his debut long player ‘Like Before’. He kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about the making of his ‘Utopia’. Continue Reading ›

JOHAN BAECKSTRÖM Utopia

In 2015, ace Swedish synthesist Johan Baeckström made a call to arms, declaring that the ‘Synth Is Not Dead’. And now in 2018, he presents his ‘Utopia’. Baeckström first came to prominence with DAILY PLANET, the synthpop duo he formed with Jarmo Ollila who released their debut album 'The Tide' in 1996. After a hiatus of 18 years, they returned with the album 'Two' while Baeckström began a parallel solo career a year later. Continue Reading ›

A Short Conversation with LADYTRON

Named after a wonderfully eclectic song from the first ROXY MUSIC album, appropriately it was Brian Eno who said that LADYTRON were “the best of English pop music”. Despite Eno’s description, one of the most distinctive aspects of LADYTRON is their diversity. With all systems go in the LADYTRON camp, Danny Hunt kindly took time out from the studio to chat to The Electricity Club about the new album, his favourite synths and his own career highlights. Continue Reading ›

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