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Lau Nau: Inspired by the Sea

“Amphipoda” is the latest release from Finland’s Lau Nau. Recorded at Stockholm’s legendary Elektronmusikstudion EMS, using a Buchla 200 modular system, the composition translates data on Baltic Sea life into music. Lau Nau explains the science behind the sounds: This composition is inspired by how the biomass of plankton vary in the Baltic depending, for…

Pieces of Juno Makes Waves

Norway’s Pieces of Juno – whom we have described rightly as one of Norway’s best young artists – has revealed the first track from her forthcoming new album. “Ocean Floor” inhabits the space that Tuxedomoon once occupied: the room where jazz and experimental pop intertwine. Surfacing with piano and scraped strings, the song has tangles…

TEC005: A Live Report from the Future on the State of Poptronica

TEC005, the latest in a series of rare live events curated by the experts at The Electricity Club, happens in London on Saturday, 2 March 2019. On past form, it's going to be a portion of the future served up by the taste-makers in the know. Headlined by Arthur & Martha, who are reuniting for...

Silence is Sexy: Mute Kept Stumm on Cage Album Surprise

John Tilbury, the pianist and collaborator of Cornelius Cardew, once wrote an article with the title, “John Cage: Ghost or Monster?” On the current news from Mute, the answer is both: the influence of Cage’s work, “4’33’,” is the motivating force behind a new box set in the label’s fortieth year; and there will be…

Beyond Temptation: Chris Carter’s Miscellany

Chris Carter has been called a “wrecker of civilisation,” but he is also responsible for some of the most romantic electronic music ever made. From that description, Chris & Cosey fans might immediately think of “October Love Song” or “Walking through Heaven,” but Carter’s solo instrumental work also fits the bill. “Moonlight,” one of the…

Oh Yeah! Can’s Keyboardist Reveals Album, Concerts

Irmin Schmidt, the Can keyboardist and soundtrack composer, has announced a new album of piano pieces. 5 Klavierstückeis set for release on 23 November 2018 through Mute. It will contain five piano improvisations recorded with Gareth Jones at Schmidt’s house in the south of France. Schmidt explains the concept: The tracks are spontaneous meditations, only played…

Cosey Reveals New Album

Cosey Fanni Tutti, the cofounder of Throbbing Gristle and legendary performance artist, has announced a new solo album. TUTTI, coming on Conspiracy International on 8 Febaury 2019, is the first album from the Norfolk-based musician since 1982's Time to Tell. Like that project, TUTTI is part of her art as life/life as art ethos. The...

Halcyon Days for Romo Nights

Romo Night was a storied club event held in Gothenburg, Sweden's second city. Starting in 1996, the New Romantic-inspired club hosted a number of top tier synth acts from Europe and Canada, including Human League, Covenant, Client, Rational Youth and Sista mannen på jorden. Although its doors shut in 2007, Romo Night lived in the...

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Ex-Display Model: Moments in Hove

Ex-Display Model is a new project from Fujiya & Miyagi’s David Best with AK/DK’s Ed Chivers. The pair began working together in Brighton earlier this year, taking their inspiration from the DIY home recordings of Robert Rental and Thomas Leer, writing much of their debut self-titled, self-released album in David’s bedroom and the small studio...

The Top 18 of 2018

Two thousand and eighteen was a challenging year for electronic music. After a spate of excellent releases in 2017, it was as if a lot of artists were pausing for breath. If we were cynical, we might suggest that could have been because Soft Cell sucked so much oxygen out of the scene with the...

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Time to Give Cash for Nash the Slash Biopic

Nash the Slash was an original. Wrapped in bandages, like a mummified prog guitarist, Nash toured with Gary Numan and Iggy Pop and played along to silent films. With a drum box and electric violin, he fired up alternative music crowds with horror imagery and pulsating, processed riffs. The man inside the mask, Jeff Plewman,…

Red, Black and Cool: Tina Schnekenburger

Tina Schnekenburger has worn a number of guises over the years. From the punk scene in Kraftwerk's home town to the world of modern art, she is a card carrying member of the avant-garde. Schnekenburger can be seen in the new Conny Plank documentary, operating backing tracks for DAF. In leather, with cropped hair, she...

Twice a Man

What do you do when you have a concert planned with New Order but the promoters think your name makes you sound like a progressive rock act? You change it. For Cosmic Overdose, it was no problem. The Swedish experimentalists had dates supporting New Order in Gothenburg and Oslo, and the name belonged to a...

Fika with: FRKTL

A cold day in the run-up to Christmas finds Sarah Badr in the newest branch of a Finnish café in London’s Covent Garden. The place has just opened but is heaving with tourists, resting between credit card-facilitated dopamine fixes. It’s a nightmare of reverb, as the walls reflect the chatter of shoppers and the roar…

TEC004: Bonfire of the Wannabes

TEC004 is coming up soon. On Saturday, 5 November 2016, the UK’s synthescenti will gather in Norwich to dance to artists hand-picked by The Electricity Club. We asked TEC’s Chi Ming Lai to give us a preview of the show and his views on the current UK scene. What can visitors expect from TEC004? Well,…

Here Comes the Rein!

Fierce! There’s no other word to describe the music of Rein, who jumped from our speakers with her first release, “There Is No Authority But Yourself.” With its independent attitude and blistering beats, we were immediately converted and it became our Track of the Day. In the weeks that have followed, Rein has revealed additional…

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