During the Mute festival at the Roundhouse in London this May, I sat down with Vince Clarke of Erasure and we had a nice chat for this Release article in connection to the new album “Tomorrow’s World”. Since then Erasure have embarked on two tours, starting with the Total Pop! Forest tour, which was expanded to include South and North America apart from the whole of Europe. Recently they changed the format of the tour to match the new album. It is scheduled to be released on October 3. It is the 14th studio album from Erasure and the first one since the break after the “Light at the End of the World” album released in 2007. [more...]
If you are a nitpicker like me and actually enjoy reading the credit and production pages in booklets and press releases and have a genuine interest in electronic music the you will have read the name Gareth Jones several times. If not, you will most definitely have listened to music produced, mixed or engineered by him.
Gareth Jones is an English record producer mixer from London and during the eighties he was involved in making some of the most ground breaking electronic records and worked with artists such as Depeche Mode, Humpe Humpe, Thomas Fehlmann, Einstürzende Neubauten, Wire, Diamanda Galas, Erasure and Nick Cave. He started his music career as a trainee at the BBC, but is mostly self-taught, and was employed at the Pathway studio where he recorded and mixed the album “Metamatic” by John Foxx in 1980. Becoming a Berliner he spent many years as a resident producer at famed Hansa Studio recording and co-producing the Depeche Mode albums “Construction Time Again”, “Some Great Reward” and “Black Celebration”. He has been in the front line in terms of technical development and has made some pioneering work using digital equipment, especially the use of sampling. [more...]
On May 22 people in the band’s home country of Canada can buy the brand new Men Without Hats album entitled “Love in the Age of War”. The rest of the world has to wait until mid June. [more...]
Swedish electro-metal veterans Tolchock have almost finished the recording of a brand new album with the working title “Elements of Rage”. [more...]
The new Ultravox album “Brilliant” is here. After reviewing it I was given the opportunity to interview singer/guitarist Midge Ure and ask him a few questions regarding the recording of the album, the forthcoming tour and life in general. It has been a long time since the last Ultravox album and a staggering 28 years since an album featuring the classic line up of Midge Ure, Billie Currie, Chris Cross and Warren Cann. [more...]
During 2011 Kraftwerk introduced a new live show in Munich and in the spring of 2012 Kraftwerk performed 8 nights in a row at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. During these concerts some new 3D projections were shown and continuing that theme it has taken Kraftwerk to the US, Japan, Brazil and to my personal joy Gothenburg and the Way out West festival. [more...]
Release spoke to Thomas Wydler, drummer of the Bad Seeds, during Mick Harvey’s concert at Stora Teatern in Gothenburg, Sweden on September 18 and he confirmed that the recording of a new Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album was now completed. [more...]
Throughout 2012 Swedish TV viewers have be able to watch 10 half hour long shows filled with music videos, background stories and new interviews with 80:s stars. Now EMI in collaboration with SVT have put together a 3 CD and digital compilation with most of the hits from the TV show. [more...]
Twelve years after forming The Clarke and Ware Experiment, Vince Clarke and Martyn Ware collect some 10 CDs filled with songs in one mega box. [more...]
From the EIS (Erasure Information Service) newsletter we learn that Erasure will start recording a brand new album in November. No more information regarding a release date or forthcoming tour is announced yet.