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KLF, JAMMS, WHAT THE F*** IS GOING ON? *UPDATE*

In a further mystifying development in the saga of the return of the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu/KLF this summer, a new poster has appeared.The first poster, which appeared in Hackney early in January stated the following: 2017: What The …

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R.I.P. John Hurt

John Hurt was a much-loved figure around the world, and particularly here in Electronic Sound’s home city of Norwich, where he was chancellor of the Norwich University of the Arts. So here’s our little tribute to the man, from the …

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SYNTH WAVE FESTIVAL

Synth Wave Live is a one-day ’boutique’ festival (indoors, proper toilets, all that good stuff) featuring some of the finest underground electronic acts from the UK and beyond. It all kicks off on April 1st at the Zigfrid Von Underbelly …

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NEW JOHN FOXX & THE MATHS ALBUM

The new John Foxx And The Maths album, ‘The Machine’ is out in three weeks and is now available to pre-order. This beautiful, dark electronic soundtrack was recorded by John Foxx and Benge for the theatre production of E.M. Forster’s …

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RIP JAKI LEIBEZEIT

Spoon Records have just announced the passing of Jaki Liebezeit: “It is with great sadness we have to announce that Jaki passed away this morning from sudden pneumonia. He fell asleep peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones. We will miss …

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Hauschka Gets BAFTA Nomination, Releases New Video

Words: ES STAFF It’s not just the Golden Globes that have taken a shine to the musical prowess of Hauschka aka Volker Bertelmann. Along with Dustin O’Halloran (one half of neo-classical group A Winged Victory For The Sullen), the pair …

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The Best of The Best

As a lot of you know Electronic Sound started off as a purely digital magazine. We’ve got great features and amazing interviews that have never been printed on paper. For that reason we’ve decided to create an Electronic Sound Compendium: …

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NEW BOWIE EP

On what would have been David Bowie’s 70th birthday, there is a present for all us Bowie fans in the shape of an EP with three new tracks. The video, like the musical ‘Lazarus’, references the character Bowie played in …

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Kraftwerk And Duran Duran: The Forgotten Alliance

The split single is a fine institution. Who can forget the Sonic Youth/Mudhoney 12-inch when Sonic Youth covered Mudhoney’s ‘Touch Me I’m Sick’ and Mudhoney the Sonic youth track ‘Halloween’? Sonic Youth ran away with it, to be honest. The …

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DEPECHE MODE NEW YEAR’S EVE, 1989

As we come to the end of a pretty gruelling year, it’s a pleasant distraction to look back to New Year’s Eve, 1989… Here is the Mode playing ‘Enjoy The Silence’, two months before its release for a Peter’s Pop …

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THE MAKING OF DARE

Studios with leaking roofs, trips to new romantic clubs in a little Hillman Imp, and a heavy metal single recorded between sessions. They’re all part of the behind-the-scenes story of the 1980s synthpop masterpiece that is THE HUMAN LEAGUE’s ‘Dare’ …

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ELECTRONIC SOUND ADVENT CALENDAR: DAY 24

As we all countdown to Christmas, we would like to present our Albums Of The Year in an entertaining and fun advent calendar stylee; a track a day from our favourite albums of 2016 until we reach the big day …

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ELECTRONIC SOUND ADVENT CALENDAR: DAY 23

As we all countdown to Christmas, we would like to present our Albums Of The Year in an entertaining and fun advent calendar stylee; a track a day from our favourite albums of 2016 until we reach the big day …

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ELECTRONIC SOUND ADVENT CALENDAR: DAY 22

As we all countdown to Christmas, we would like to present our Albums Of The Year in an entertaining and fun advent calendar stylee; a track a day from our favourite albums of 2016 until we reach the big day …

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ELECTRONIC SOUND ADVENT CALENDAR: DAY 21

As we all countdown to Christmas, we would like to present our Albums Of The Year in an entertaining and fun advent calendar stylee; a track a day from our favourite albums of 2016 until we reach the big day …