THE FRIXION are a new name, but the duo are both experienced hands… British-born singer and lyricist Gene Serene emerged from Berlin’s hedonistic club scene. Meanwhile, synthesist and producer Lloyd Price is best known as a collaborator of SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK’s Martin Degville and a member of alternative eyeliner punk combo MASSIVE EGO.
Forming in 2016, Serene and Price’s combined sound mines both classic synthpop and Weimar Cabaret on their debut EP offering. More Inside ›
Last year’s ‘Close To The Noise Floor’ was a Cherry Red Records compilation which collected together many of the formative roots of UK electronic music.
Now from the same label comes ‘Noise Reduction System’, subtitled ‘Formative European Electronica 1974-1984’, this 4CD set spreads a wider net and encompasses artists from countries which have an established heritage in electronic music through to those that don’t. More Inside ›
2RAUMWHONUNG have been active since 2000. Although their 2007 album '36 Grad' still remains the Berliners' biggest achievement to date, a brand new outing is being tested upon the lovers of the quirky side of synth.
'Nacht und Tag' is indeed a rather eclectic mix of tunes, cunningly performed in a mix of English and German. Probably the most interesting element of the production is how the songs have been presented as those of night, "nacht", and their equivalents of day, "tag". More Inside ›
2016 will forever be remembered as the year when a significant number of cultural icons and popular musical figures left us; DAVID BOWIE, PRINCE, TOMITA, PETE BURNS, COLIN VERNCOMBE, KEITH EMERSON, DON BUCHLA and LEONARD COHEN were just some of the names who sadly departed.
But despite sadness that loomed, the year did produce some good music, particularly in the second half of the year, although in all, 2016 was not a vintage year for electronic pop. More Inside ›
Overall, 2016 was not a vintage year, but there were plenty of quality songs on offer throughout the year and a number were significantly outstanding.
Rounding down to a final 30 songs is always difficult but after much deliberation and with a restriction of one song per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 Songs of 2016 in alphabetical order… More Inside ›