Waves From Signals – Delusional Machines EP

If you listened too or read the accompanying post for Records I Like Best of 2020 Part One you may have gathered that I fell in love again with music inspired by Kraftwerk, and electronica in general, in 2020. And that continues with this EP from Barcelona based Waves From Signals who write that they are “a collective of audio & visual artists fused by … Continue reading Waves From Signals – Delusional Machines EP

Records I Like Best of 2020 Part One

So it’s that time of year again where I start assessing what I have listened to this year. This first mix is pretty diverse and reflects that working from home since mid-February has had an impact on my listening habits expanding far outside of this blog’s self-imposed remit. For starters, the ear crunching mix of heavy metal and electronica from Kenyan band Duma is definitely … Continue reading Records I Like Best of 2020 Part One

Sissy Space Echo & The Invisible Collaborators – The Day The Earth Caught Fire/They’ll Fix You (They Fix Everything)

The wonderfully named Sissy Space Echo & The Invisible Collaborators have band members with an impressive pedigree who have performed with bands such as Pop Threat, The Manhattan Love Suicides, The Blanche Hudson Weekend and more recently Girl One And The Grease Guns. They certainly know how to name a band alright. Theremin effects are wonderfully utilised on The Day The Earth Caught Fire alongside … Continue reading Sissy Space Echo & The Invisible Collaborators – The Day The Earth Caught Fire/They’ll Fix You (They Fix Everything)

Seasurfer – Zombies/SOS

German band, the electronic noise and shoegaze influenced outfit Seasurfer, will be releasing their third album on 16th January 2021. It’s titled Zombies and will be a sixteen-track affair which will be whittled down to 12 on the vinyl version. It includes the singles Too Wild and Lovers Breakdown. Limited CD and digital versions will also a feature an eight-track mini-album entitled Dreampop Days which … Continue reading Seasurfer – Zombies/SOS

The Lemons – Nosher

On their new work Nosher The Lemons have abandoned the mix of twee and the 1960’s inspired garage/surf sound their previous songs were known for. Nosher mixes experimental electronica (the vocals sound like early Devo) alongside side grunge and the odd heavy sounding guitar or two. And you know what? It works. Especially on the vocals from which there is escaping from as the four … Continue reading The Lemons – Nosher

Cover Me…..

Weathering release their new single Chimera next month. Whilst it is not yet available for streaming the flip side, which is a cover of Depeche Mode’s Blue Dress is. I am not that familiar with the original but, after playing them both back to back, the cover wins for me. The guitars and the voice of Elinor Carbone, which replace the gloomy synths and Martin … Continue reading Cover Me…..

Various Artists – We Are Machine Pop 6

Volume 6 in Swedish label Plonk’s We Are Machine Pop series is dedicated to the memory of Kraftwerk co-founder of Florian Schneider who sadly passed away at the age of 73 in May this year. Despite leaving the band in 2008 Schneider and Kraftwerk’s influence on electronic music ranging from hip-hop to techno is unparalleled in history. Unsurprisingly the contributions sound just as you would … Continue reading Various Artists – We Are Machine Pop 6

122 North – Drive EP

Saint-Jérôme (Quebec) based 122 North writes that they are heavily influenced by “Madchester/Acid House era of the late 80’s early 90’s”. However, when listening to the opening two tracks it’s more London and Sun Rising than Voodoo Ray or Pacific State – nothing wrong with that of course! This is evidenced on the second track Better Stranger where the vocals are very reminiscent of those … Continue reading 122 North – Drive EP