While acts like THE ART OF NOISE and DEPECHE MODE pioneered the use of sampling found sounds to use as new virtual instrumentation, eventual improvements in the technology meant whole recognisable phrases could be cut, manipulated and looped to create new compositions and arrangements.
So The Electricity Club has put aside some of its snobbery to seek out 25 of the most inventive, and some would say, sacrilegious uses of classic synth samples in popular music. Continue Reading ›
On the eve of the release of her new album ‘Other’, ALISON MOYET delivered a stupendous performance at Hackney’s Round Chapel as part of Amazon Prime’s series of filmed intimate concerts. The evening started with Ms Moyet as her own support act, courtesy of a Q&A moderated by journalist Pete Paphides.
It was triumphant performance from ALISON MOYET with interesting facelifts of her solo hits, a welcome airing of YAZOO evergreens and best of all, excellent new material. Continue Reading ›
The release of 2013’s ‘the minutes’ sparked a real creative renaissance for ALISON MOYET. It kickstarted a relationship with MADONNA producer Guy Sigsworth and has now been perpetuated with 2017’s ‘Other’.
‘the minutes’ saw a welcome full-on return to electronics for Moyet, something which fans of YAZOO had long wished for. ‘Other’ is a very reflective and beautifully produced work. With the opening salvo of tracks, the ghost of Bristol’s MASSIVE ATTACK looms large. Continue Reading ›
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. Continue Reading ›
ALISON MOYET returns with a new album ‘Other’ this June while the Autumn sees her embark on a substantial world tour. Moyet’s recent single ‘Reassuring Pinches’, with its brooding synth arpeggios acts as a deliciously dark trailer.
The Electricity Club were extremely pleased to be invited to speak to ALISON MOYET again and she chatted about her ‘Other’ opus and topics such as social media and being European... Continue Reading ›