HOWARD JONES – Transform

“Of all the people in the world, why would you choose me?” It is with these rather pessimistic lyrics that Howard Jones opens his ninth official studio album, Transform. Despite its title, however, this album is less of a ‘transformation’ … Read More

TR/ST – The Destroyer Part One

Life and all its lows “The giant agaves outside my home only bloom every 20 or 30 years years” muses Robert Alfons, “Being around that was a powerful lesson in slowness. And in tenacity.” The latest album from TR/ST certainly … Read More

WILL BURNS & HANNAH PEEL – Chalk Hill Blue

Here are the fragments… As a musician, Hannah Peel has always been keen to expand her musical boundaries and explore ever-more esoteric outings. Take her 2010 EP Rebox for instance which featured music box covers of classic synth-pop tunes, including … Read More

BOO – Snared (The Remixes)

Cold War revisited and remixed Electropop duo BOO – Battery Operated Orchestra – delivered an accomplished collection of tunes with their 2018 album Snare. The Cold War-inspired outing dabbled in the world of subterfuge and spy games, each track exploring … Read More

HELIOPHILE – Melding Of The Minds

On journeys we embark… Hailing from the Netherlands, Heliophile is a synthpop project masterminded by Gijs van Ouwerkerk (who also performs in dark electro outfit Schwarzblut). Based in Enschede, Heliophile formed in 2010, and put out some self-released EPs before … Read More

SYMBION PROJECT – Backscatter

Haunting electronica Back in 2017, we were won over by the gossamer compositions that made up Gishiki (see The Electricity Club’s review). Gishiki presented a contemplative piece of work that drew Japanese influences cast against ambient electronica. That album was … Read More

TENEDLE – Traumsender

Made of stars There’s very much a continental flavour to the music of Dimitri Niccolai (aka Tenedle), something the musician, producer and performer has honed over many years (and through a variety of disciplines). Originally hailing from Italy, Niccolai has … Read More

SYNTHETIC CITY 2019 LINE-UP

Electronic acts descend on London for a packed synthpop extravaganza… 2019 sees the return of the Synthetic City Electronic Music Festival, a regular fixture on the gig-going calendar featuring nine distinctive acts from both the UK and abroad. Hosted as … Read More

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