Born in Halifax, Sarah Blackwood has been a most striking vocal and visual presence since 1995 when DUBSTAR hit the UK singles charts with ‘Not So Manic Now’. Although best known as the front woman of DUBSTAR and CLIENT, Sarah Blackwood has always been open to collaboration.
By way of a Beginner’s Guide to her work, here are eighteen recordings highlighting the varied musical portfolio of Sarah Blackwood, presented in chronological order with a restriction of one track per album project. Continue Reading ›
Ever bought an album on the strength of a single, only to find that “this is not the single I am looking for”?? As long as there has been a music business, artists and producers have been forever tinkering with their work.
Restricted to one single per artist and presented in chronological and then alphabetical order, here are The Electricity Club’s 25 Single Versions That Are Better Than The Album Versions… Continue Reading ›
Ambient electronic music is a much misunderstood genre. Modern ambient probably came to prominence with BRIAN ENO.
Restricted to one album per moniker or collaborative partnership, here are the twenty long players which form The Electricity Club’s Electronic Legacy of Ambient. Acting as a straightforward introduction to the genre, it refers to many artists whose comparatively mainstream works may already be familiar. Continue Reading ›
OUTERNATIONALE is Scottish musician Derek Miller and while ‘ON’ is his debut EP release, he has already worked with several key names from the post punk era.
Miller boldly recorded a cover version of JOY DIVISION’s ‘Atmosphere’ featuring the vocals of Paul Haig which met with the approval of Peter Hook himself while he mixed and co-produced ‘Dark Light’, the most recent album by cult Factory band SECTION 25. Continue Reading ›
In many respects, JOHN FOXX’s musical career has had many parallels with BRIAN ENO. ‘London Overgrown’ is JOHN FOXX’s first wholly solo ambient release since the ‘Cathedral Oceans’ trilogy.
With the visual narrative of a derelict London where vines and shrubbery are allowed to grow unhindered throughout the city, the conceptual opus is a glorious ethereal synthesizer soundtrack. Continue Reading ›