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HAUNTOLOGY IN UK – Various Artists

“The past keeps coming back because the present cannot be remembered…” There’s a very unusual provenance associated with the term “Hauntology” that stretches back to the works of French philosopher Jacques Derrida. But its more recent usage is attributed to … Read More

Happy Birthday Ryuichi Sakamoto

Celebrating the iconic musician’s legacy Today marks the 70th birthday of musician and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. As one of Japan’s pioneering names in the world of electronic music, Sakamoto will always be associated with technopop outfit Yellow Magic Orchestra, a … Read More

2021 – The Year In Review

Exploring a year in electronic music… 2021 was certainly a busy year for music, which also marked the 40th Anniversary for many records from the classic synth-pop era. This included iconic albums such as Depeche Mode’s Speak & Spell, OMD’s … Read More

1981 – A YEAR IN SINGLES

A classic year… 1981 proved to be a significant year for music – and was certainly a landmark year for synth-pop. It saw the release of iconic albums that included Depeche Mode’s Speak & Spell, OMD’s Architecture & Morality, Soft … Read More

2021 – Albums of the Year

2021’s best electronic albums… This year saw a wealth of electronic music talent competing for attention, even as we still battled on through an ongoing pandemic. Among those releases, there was a good balance between effective synth-pop as well as … Read More

2021 – Songs Of The Year

Electropop Annual Despite the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, 2021 managed to be a good year for music. As well as the return of live events, it also saw a wealth of music releases within the electronic music scene. Despite the problems … Read More

PARAGON CAUSE – Autopilot

Pop rock moods…. Ottawa-based outfit Paragon Cause have previously demonstrated an uncanny knack for combining twilight electronics and guitar riffs to craft evocative, bittersweet musical moments. Consisting of Michelle Opthof and Jay Bonaparte, Paragon Cause’s 2020 album What We Started … Read More

GNOSTIC GRAIN – Ostara

Go darker… The otherworldly tonal soundscapes served up by electronic duo Gnostic Grain have a strange and often unsettling effect on the ear. There’s a sense of ambiguity lurking in the depths of their music that proves elusive to nail … Read More

ALIEN SIX – 1

Dance Pop Go Back in 2004 before forming Tenek, Geoff Pinckney and Peter Steer would start work on a dance music project called Alien Six. Moving forward, the current EP, 1, now having recently been released via Bandcamp (November 2021), … Read More

PRESTON.OUTATIME – Mirror Radius

Mythical snowscape moments Previously, TEC cast an eye over preston.outatime’s 2019 album Coplanar (see review), which showcased the enigmatically-named electronic artist’s captivating take on electronica. That album jumped around a lot in style and approach which included ambient (‘Semblance, Resemblance’), … Read More

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