preston.outatime – Coplanar

Forces and form Sometimes, the path to new electronic artists comes through unexpected means. When Battery Operated Orchestra released their remix album Snared (see TEC review previously), the remixes included the work of independent electronic musician and producer preston.outatime (aka … Read More

ELYXR – Eternal Life Eternal Youth

Eternal electronic goodness… Back in 2017, electronic musician and producer Kasson Crooker (Symbion Project, Freezepop) embarked on a new music project envisioned as a collaborative effort. ELYXR featured different singers involved for each subsequent release, bringing an intriguing and fresh … Read More

SILICON DREAMS 2019

Liverpool’s Electronic Music Event Returns… The Silicon Dreams festival has been a semi-regular event on the synthpop-lovers calendar for almost two decades now. Originally a small retro-computing/synthpop crossover celebration, it’s grown over the years, shedding the 8-bit to concentrate on … Read More

V-SOR,X – Reformer

For your head, your heart and your feet V-Sor,X refer to themselves as “alternative synth-pop” and their combination of synths with some guitar and bass certainly gives their music a much more organic sound than many of their contemporaries. As … Read More

OOBERFUSE – Call My Name

Bittersweet breezy pop Following a busy period of live performances, the east-meets-west electronic duo of Ooberfuse have returned with the release of a new single titled ‘Call My Name’. Hal St John and Cherrie Anderson first popped up on our … Read More

SPRAY – Failure Is Inevitable

Where the wonder goes… This year has been a busy year for electronic music with a deluge of new releases on an almost weekly basis. While the quality of many of those releases has been high, occasionally something comes along … Read More

STATIC SHORE – Panikon

Blissed-out beats and ethereal vocals Seattle-based outfit Static Shore appeared on our radar back in 2018 on the back of ‘Sun In My Wake’, a chilled-out composition with captivating, sensual vocals. (see TEC review previously). Consisting of Eric Smith and … Read More

ELECTRIC YOUTH – The Life

Cinematic synth-pop Following their success as part of the soundtrack to the cult film Drive and subsequent release of their 2014 album Innerworld (see TEC review previously), Canadian duo Electric Youth have been dabbling in a number of other musical … Read More

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO scores Black Mirror episode

Black ambient moments The forthcoming return of cult TV show Black Mirror will also see the talents of iconic composer Ryuichi Sakamoto on hand to score one of the episodes in the upcoming series. Charlie Brooker’s science fiction-tinged show plays around … Read More

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