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PSL 1993: May Bee Mix (Redux 2015)

PSL 1993: May Bee Mix (Redux 2015)

Tweet PSL 1993 – May Bee Mix – Extended and newly mixed for Spotify/YouTube playlist, originally mixed 1992/1993 in Falkirk on Fostex 4-track cassette tape. Contained samples from UHF, The Lawnmower Man and others. Spotify playlist created 2015. For the May Queen.   Featuring: Babble, Billy Mackenzie, Deee-Lite, Finitribe, The Future Sound Of London, The Grid, Orbital, S’Express, Senor Coconut, The Shamen, Transglobal [...]
PSL 1991: M.pathy/Pod Mix (Redux 2015)

PSL 1991: M.pathy/Pod Mix (Redux 2015)

Tweet Extended and remixed Spotify playlist, Originally mixed 1991 in Stirling on Fostex 4-track cassette tape. Spotify playlist created 2009, updated 2015. For Gillian Featuring: Associates, C&C Music Factory, The Charlatans, Deee-Lite, The Farm, Fine Young Cannibals, Gary Numan, Happy Mondays, N Joi, Renegade Soundwave, Scritti Politti, The Shamen, Soft Cell and Talk Talk.
Top 20 Synthpop Albums of 2014

Top 20 Synthpop Albums of 2014

Tweet 2014 has been another bumper year for synthpop releases, but it’s also been a year where quantity has often ruled over quality: 2014 saw many, many decent synthpop singles and albums released throughout the year, but only a small handful have had that “wow” factor. The big-hitter artists – old-school classic bands who’ve seen such a resurgence in the past few years – were largely absent this [...]
Top 20 Synthpop Albums of 2013

Top 20 Synthpop Albums of 2013

Tweet So 2013 then: what another great year for music! Especially if you’re a fan of synthpop, electropop, new wave and the like. From classic-era heavyweights releasing career highlights (OMD, Pet Shop Boys, Alison Moyet) through to expectation-defying returns to form (Depeche Mode, Covenant) and dynamite debuts (CHVRCHES, Vile Electrodes), this past year has shown that the long-form album is still king. You can listen to what I thought [...]
Schmoof Interview 2013

Schmoof Interview 2013

Tweet To follow on from my retrospective article about Schmoof over on The Electricity Club, here is a brand-new interview with Schmoof!   Lloyd and Sarah Schmoof: it’s great to hear from you both again! When I interviewed you last you were just about to release your second album, The Glamour and preparing for a UK tour to promote it. That album turned out to be my favourite release of 2007, but I think a lot of your potential [...]
Even More Favorite Albums of 2013

Even More Favorite Albums of 2013

Tweet While waiting for albums from CHVRCHES, Covenant, Northern Kind, Vile Electrodes, and VNV Nation (all due this year!) here’s another selection of excellent electronica from the past month or two.   SYNTHPOP   Iamamiwhoami – Bounty Marnie – Crystal World Pet Shop Boys – Electric Slave Republic – Quest for Love Zynic – Blindsided     ELECTRO-INDUSTRIAL   Nine Inch Nails – [...]
Five Years of Top 20 Albums

Five Years of Top 20 Albums

Tweet I’ve been posting “Best Albums of the Year” lists for some years now, originally on MySpace then on this site. Feeling all retrospective, I thought I’d put together a quick “list of lists” to help keep track of them all. Unfortunately some of the older lists have gone AWOL: Wayback Machine has a few snapshots of my old MySpace homepage, but alas the blog posts were not archived. Google’s cache [...]
Pansentient Synthpop 2013

Pansentient Synthpop 2013

Tweet Pansentient Synthpop 2013 is our latest annual Spotify playlist containing an ever-expanding collection of the best new synthpop and electropop releases of the year. Featuring over 100 songs from over 100 artists, this playlist is the ultimate modern sampler for every discerning synthpop fan! Updated weekly with additional suggestions from The Electricity Club, Brutal Resonance, Electronic Magazine and Bop 2 Pop.     Featuring: Alison [...]
More Favorite Albums of 2013

More Favorite Albums of 2013

Tweet Here’s another selection of great new albums on my Spotify rotation. These dozen or so slabs of prime electronica made the cut and should keep you going for a few weeks!   SYNTHPOP BEF – Music of Quality & Distinction Volume 3 – Dark Feathers – If All Here Now Ghost Capsules – Ghost Capsules Noblesse Oblige – Affair of the Heart Social Ambitions – Hunger Vaylon – Primus   DARK/MINIMAL [...]
Some Favorite Albums of 2013 (so far)

Some Favorite Albums of 2013 (so far)

Tweet Here’s a selection of new albums I’ve been enjoying this year, mostly synthpop but a few others in the mix too. Karl Bartos – Atomium Depeche Mode – Welcome To My World Marsheaux – Inhale Kavinsky – OutRun OMD – English Electric Space March – Mountain King Little Boots – Nocturnes Alison Moyet – The Minutes K-X-P – II KMFDM – KUNST