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Features

Deeper and deeper

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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CWNL Presents: The Top 10 Releases of 2014

If 2013 was a bumper year for recorded music, then 2014 was the year of the live show. Besides carefully

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And You Thought You Were Normal: Nash the Slash (RIP)

We hardly knew Jeff Plewman, the man behind the bandages. Nash the Slash, on the other hand, had a global

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Rational Youth, SMPJ, Psyche and I Satellite: The Nordic Tour for the New Cold War

At the end of April 2014, a series of mini-festivals were organised in Norway and Sweden, showcasing some of the

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Scratched in Wax: The Secret World of Matrix Etchings (Part I)

The process of manufacturing vinyl records affords a final opportunity for creativity to artists, labels and engineers, before the final

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Prepared to Energise: William Orbit

William Orbit LEAF 2013, London 10 November 2013 In his next life, William Orbit is going to be a university

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Interviews

Straight from the horse's mouth

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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SMPJ Reveal New Single

Sista mannen på jorden (EN: The Last Man on Earth) is Eddie Bengtsson’s highly regarded solo project. The Swedish poptronica

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From Australia with Love: The Parralox Interview

On the same day that Vladimir Putin opened the Winter Olympics, the EQ Music family took to the stage in

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Universal Poplab: The Electronic Autumn Interview

Doors at eight. Interview with the one and only Christer Lundberg from Universal Poplab a couple of minutes later. I

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Track of the Day

Our poptronica picks

Track of the Day: deadbeat – Mörk energi

It’s been so long since Depeche Mode’s peak hour that it’s a joy to hear another artist pick up the

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Track of the Day: Hannah Peel – I Believe in Father Christmas

I believe in Father Christmas. I believe in music being coded into holes punched on scrolls, which are wound through

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Track of the Day: Kord – Guns (In Tears Version)

Kord is a firm favourite at CWNL. Sweden’s Johan Sturesson occupies the space between dance and experimental music like few

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Track of the Day: Aurora – Under Stars

We are all, as Moby pointed out, made of stars; the scattered debris of dead suns, spread across the universe.

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Track of the Day: Hannah Peel – Find Peace

Mankind, Brecht once noted in song, is kept alive by bestial acts. Reading the papers, it is hard to find

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Track of the Day: iEuropean feat. Wolfgang Flür – Activity of Sound (Movement Mix)

From what we can tell, Sean Barron of Empire State Human has a new project called iEuropean, into which he

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