NEGATIVE RESPONSE – Submersion Therapy

Strange feelings taking hold… The 1980s provided fertile ground for homegrown electronic musicians to experiment and get to grips with emerging technology. Negative Response was one such outfit, a minimal synth affair that had originally been reconstructed from the remains … Read More

SOFT CELL – Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret

Synth-pop classic celebrates its 40th Anniversary… 1981 will always serve as a year of particular good fortune when it comes to music, serving up some of the most iconic albums of the decade. This was the year that saw the … Read More

TIN GUN – Reanimation

The enigmatic electronic outfit return… Tin Gun are the brainchild of three established musicians who are by no means strangers to the world of electronic music and performance. They are, of course, Tim Dorney (Republica/Flowered Up), Peter Steer (Tenek/Sinestar) and … Read More

BLAKLIGHT – Into The Void

Dark edge delights Into the Void comes as a perfect adjunct and counterpoint to Blaklight’s first Music in a Time of Uncertainty. It’s a sublime mixture of rolling synths and a dark edge provided by the voice and lyrics of … Read More

PRINCESS CENTURY – s u r r e n d e r

Desperate love Challenged to describe the creative process behind the latest Princess Century release, Maya Postepski summed it up in our recent TEC interview: “I love pop music and it’s really hard to write good pop songs. So, this winter … Read More

HEAVEN 17 – Reproduction and Travelogue

Classic synth-pop albums come home… The first two Human League albums (Reproduction from 1979 and Travelogue from 1980) have, for some time, been hugely inspiring for me – they still sound like music of the future even now. There’s a … Read More

VOGON POETRY Interview

Don’t Panic! Swedish synth-pop ensemble Vogon Poetry have been delivering fine electronic moments since 2012, demonstrating a particular flair for combining engaging tunes with sci-fi themes. Consisting of Roger Tell, Daniel Önnerby and John Andersson, the trio have previously cited … Read More

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