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Features

Deeper and deeper

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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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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Interviews

Straight from the horse's mouth

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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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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Track of the Day

Our poptronica picks

Track of the Day: 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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Track of the Day: 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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Track of the Day: Vision Talk – Promises (Parralox Remix)

Influenced by Italo disco and lethal live, Vision Talk were one of Sweden’s best-loved poptronica acts. Richard Flow, the singer,

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Track of the Day: Melina Merkouri – Na Me Thymasai (Mikro Remix)

Melina Merkouri was the popular Minister for Culture in a series of Greek governments after the restoration of democracy. Her

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Track of the Day: Mark Stewart – Stranger

Mark Stewart’s rage is key to the sound of The Pop Group and most of his solo output, but in

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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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