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Album Review: YELLO – Point

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Album Review: Leyya – Sauna

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Listening to Battles is like plugging into the mainframe of some futuristic generator. You are instantly pulled into this stream-of-consciousness robot groove that acts as some sort of virtual yellow brick road to meet the fantastical Oz. But Oz isn’t some little man that flew in on a hot air balloon. No, Oz is this …

The opportunity was there, no doubt, for Lloyd Cole to jump on the revival bandwagon. After all, the way he dropped literary references into his keenly observed tales of life and love were second only to a certain Stephen Morrissey at his height. However, his new record, 1D Electronics is, as the title suggests, a …

MG is actually Martin Gore. Martin Gore is actually that guy that pretty much makes Depeche Mode Depeche Mode. Songwriter, guitarist, keys, angelic backing vocals…that’s Martin Gore. MG is what he’s going by this time around on a new solo LP. This solo LP is all instrumental and filled with analog synth buzzes and whizzes. …

Bluetones frontman Mark Morriss has been a busy boy of late. The singer and his former band mates recently announced they would be going back on the road to celebrate their twenty-year anniversary. And now Morriss has just released his brand new solo album, ‘The Taste Of Mark Morriss’ on Acid Jazz. Basically speaking it’s …

Bands that produce dance music are rarely known for their longevity. There are no long term benefits, and certainly no pension plan. Dance music trends move on so quickly that the most you can hope for is a few hit singles and maybe even a moderate selling album. Make your money while you can, then …

On his fifth album, The Curved line – Kelp, aka London producer Kel McKeown, doesn’t reinvent the electronic wheel, rather just polishes his own version of it a little bit. He’s long been able, as seen through his various releases on labels such as DC Recordings, Black Acre, Fremdtunes, Svetlana and Myor, to produce these …

One of the blink and you’ll miss it bands from the time of synth-pop revolution, Act flashed and burnt out, pretty much before anyone noticed. The duo, Thomas Leer and ex-propaganda singer Claudia Brücken, convened after Propaganda fell apart over their contract with label ZTT, the band and Brücken (then Mrs Paul Morley, ZTT co-founder) …

It’s always tricky to review an album where the lyrics are primarily in an unknown language, especially in Gwenno’s Welsh mother tongue. Yet with ex-Pipette’s solo debut, Y Dydd Olaf, the music really speaks for itself. Branded as a concept album focusing on politics and science fiction, the album seems to shy away from its …

The Orb have landed on planet kompakt once more to deliver their latest outerstellar offering entitled ‘Moonbuilding 2703’. If your an Orbian (I just made that up, but Orbian sounds about right for their followers) you’ll know that like certain artists they are in a field of their own, that is to say their music …

The Prodigy's sixth studio album

Not many acts are in their 25th year of action and still misbehaving in quite the way the Prodigy appear to be based on listening to their 6th studio album which winged its way to #1 in the UK charts on release, being their 6th #1 album including their 2005 Greatest Hits. Liam, Keith and …