HANNAH PEEL first became widely known as the synth playing violinist with JOHN FOXX & THE MATHS. Although a musician nurtured within a more traditional background, synthpop was the root of her 2010 debut EP ‘Rebox’.
Her second full length album ‘Awake But Always Dreaming’ is now ready to be unleashed. She kindly took out time to chat to The Electricity Club from her retreat in County Donegal. More inside>>
MARSHEAUX have recorded an exclusive cover of TEARS FOR FEARS ‘Suffer The Children’ for a new various artists compilation curated by The Electricity Club to be released on Undo Records.
The enticing reinterpretation is accompanied by a suitably moody black and white video filmed in Berlin. MARSHEAUX chatted to TEC about the genesis of ‘Suffer The Children’ while also discussing some of their favourite covers and ones which didn’t quite work out… More inside>>
Bristol’s finest MESH, whose success with their last album ‘Automation Baby’ took even the band by surprise, found it challenging to start working on the new material.
If the only way to match their previous successes was to explore different writing techniques, use new technology and re-employ the German master of electronica Olaf Wollschläger as the producer, then the duo certainly did their homework with the new opus ‘Looking Skyward’. More inside>>
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Montréal’s RATIONAL YOUTH were founded in 1980 by synth enthusiasts Tracy Howe and Bill Vorn. Along with PSYCHE and MEN WITHOUT HATS, they were among the trailblazers for electronic music in Canada.
And now Cold War Night Life, the online magazine of electronic music and culture, has curated ‘Heresy: A Tribute To RATIONAL YOUTH’, a covers collection of the Canadian synth pioneers’ best-known songs. More inside>>
HOLOGRAM TEEN is the solo project for Morgane Lhote, probably best known as the long-term keyboard player in respected indie act STEREOLAB; she featured on their seminal ‘Emperor Tomato Ketchup’ album and latterly went on to work with members of SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO.
Los Angeles-based Lhote describes her music as “electronic, motorik disco” . More inside>>
Released to coincide with ‘ELECTRI_CITY – The Düsseldorf School Of Electronic Music’, the book by Rudi Esch about the city’s music heritage, ‘ELECTRI_CITY 2’ gathers together some of the more accessible elements of Deutsche Elektronische Musik, Kosmische and Neue Deutsche Welle.
Issued by Grönland Records, think of it as a direct journey of discovery, but with the benefit of a local tour guide as well. More inside>>
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