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BUNNY X Young & In Love

Forming in New York, BUNNY X released their first single ‘Berlin, In December’ in Spring 2013. Since then Abigail Gordon and Mary Hanley have issued a number of danceable pop singles as well as an Italo disco flavoured EP ‘We Demand Fun’ with Fred Ventura. But the pair have yet to realise their vision over a full length long player until now. Entitled ‘Young & In Love’, it moves away from the Italo blow-out of ‘We Demand Fun’ for a more poptastic journey if no less sun-kissed. Continue Reading ›

SIN COS TAN Drifted EP

SIN COS TAN, the "synthesized duo of great promise, broken dreams, and long nights” return with a new EP after a six year absence. Entitled ‘Drifted’, the Finnish pairing of Juho Paalosmaa and Jori Hulkkonen were inspired by the experiences of separation and resignation experience by most during 2020. “We had numerous discussions about doing something again with SCT over the years, but they never came to fruition” said Paalosmaa, “I think the whole COVID thing, in all its trouble, gave us the pause we needed in our lives for SIN COS TAN to make sense again”. Continue Reading ›

Lost Albums: AKIKO YANO Ai Ga Nakucha Ne

World music reissue label Wewantsounds release Akiko Yano’s 1982 solo album 'Ai Ga Nakucha Ne' outside of Japan for the very first time. Co-produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto, the record was notable for featuring the talents of JAPAN band members Mick Karn, Steve Jansen and David Sylvian. Fusing rock, jazz, avant pop and Japanese folk, Akiko Yano was a successful singer/songwriter in her homeland before touring the world as a keyboardist with YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA. Continue Reading ›

WAVESHAPER Mainframe

Tom Andersson is the Swedish synthesist and retro gamer known as WAVESHAPER. Introduced by his father to Jean Michel Jarre, unsurprisingly his music has a filmic quality thanks to his own love of Vangelis and John Carpenter. He contributed to soundtracks for the game ‘Furi’ alongside Carpenter Brut and the downbeat thriller 'Videoman' with fellow Swedes Robert Parker and Johan Agebjörn. But now comes 'Mainframe', his latest muscial visit into yesterday's tomorrow. Continue Reading ›

BLANCMANGE + HEARTBREAK Live in Tunbridge Wells

The leafy Kent town of Royal Tunbridge Wells was the location for first night of the BLANCMANGE tour rescheduled from 2020. Tonight at The Forum, which was chosen to be a sort of warm-up to get BLANCMANGE back into the ritual of live performance after a gap of almost two years, the opening act was the energetic Anglo-Argentine electro duo HEARTBREAK. Neil Arthur’s return to the live stage is an important symbol that gives hope after a difficult 21 months. Continue Reading ›

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