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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

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

PARAGON CAUSE – Making Up For Lost Time

Guitar Crush Go… Last year Paragon Cause delivered the raw, alluring quality of What We Started (see review previously), an album given a bigger profile with a special European release via the AnalogueTrash label. The mesmerising combination of twilight electronics … Read More

PARAGON CAUSE – What We Started

Skip Ahead to the Future Ottawa-based alternative outfit Paragon Cause (aka Michelle Opthof and Jay Bonaparte) serve up an intriguing combination of synths and guitars that captures a history that the band describe as “one of mystery, sadness, hope and … Read More

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