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Features

Deeper and deeper

Shine On: John Fryer

When John Fryer knocked on the doors of Blackwing Studios in South London, looking for a job, he didn’t know

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Shine On: Frank Tovey

Frank Tovey made art ahead of its time but didn’t stay long enough to see the world catch up to

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Shine On: Colin Newman

Colin Newman describes himself as the spotty boy at school, who had trouble with the local Wiltshire bullies. His escapes

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Shine On: Vince Clarke

Born in the suburb of South Woodford and raised in Basildon, Vince Clarke could have ended up as a cab

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Shine On: Daniel Miller

Daniel Miller is best known as the owner of Mute Artists (formerly Mute Records, but the original name didn’t come

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The Twelve Songs of Synthmas

At this time of year, the malls are full of carols, television ads feature jingling bells and radio stations highlight

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Interviews

Straight from the horse's mouth

Our Man in Berlin: Mark Reeder

Mark Reeder left Manchester in 1978 to live in the shadow of the Berlin Wall. At the time, it was

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Jennie Vee: Vicious Games

Jennie Vee’s solo EP, Die Alone, caught our attention with its razor-sharp styling and contagious hooks. That sent us into

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Under the Skin with Jonas Sjöström

Jonas Sjöström is one of Sweden’s unsung musical talents. The Stockholm-based synth master sports a Sequential Circuits tattoo on his

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A Split Second: Living with Rigor Mortis

A Split Second had success with a number of hard-edged singles in the 1980s. Tracks like “Rigor Mortis,” “Flesh” and

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The Cassandra Complex: Still Kicking

The Cassandra Complex were founded in Leeds in 1980. The original cyberpunks, they combined a driving rock sound with electronic

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Fifty Shades of Client

Client were a supergroup who preferred anonymity. Although formed by two charismatic performers, Kate Holmes of Frazier Chorus and Sarah

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Track of the Day

Our poptronica picks

Naked Lunch – Emotional Turmoil (Eddie B Redux)

Naked Lunch recently warmed up for Covenant, but they are stalwarts on the UK electronic scene, having appeared on the

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My God Damn Territory – Beyond TQ (Redux by Eddie B)

My God Damn Territory are back with new material. After The Stabby Sessions album comes a remix by Eddie Bengtsson

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Train to Spain – Keep on Running

Sweden’s Train to Spain were one of the very first bands to appear in Cold War Night Life. They were

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Datafreq – The Boys in the Bright White Sportscar

Six degrees of Trevor Horn: Horn was once told by Africa Bambaataa that his favourite song was by The Guess

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The Leather Nun – Just Like a Dream

Back in the 80s, The Leather Nun played ABBA covers with a homoerotic undertone and hung out with Throbbing Gristle

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Delmer Darion (feat. Emily Burns) – Paris Street

Oliver Jack and Tom Lenton are Delmer Darion. Their home-brewed project takes its name from a character in the movie,

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