17 March 2015

Daniel Hunt remixed Bang Gang' song "Out of Horizon"

Daniel Hunt remixed Bang Gang' song "Out of Horizon". Bang Gang is the project of Icelandic musician Bardi Johannsson, who also co-produced Marnie's Crystal World. His forthcoming album The Wolves Are Whispering will be released on May 2015 and it features guest spots from Helen Marnie, Keren Ann (Lady & Bird), Jofridur Akadottir (Samaris, Pascal Pinon), and Bloodgroup.

Listen here the remix and the original version.

15 March 2015

Reuben Wu - How to Avoid a Pirate Attack

Reuben published on his Soundcloud account a new track, "How to Avoid a Pirate Attack". Because it ends too soon, I think he did also a longer version of this cool techno track.

18 February 2015

Ladytron featured on TEC's Favourite 30 Favourite Gigs 2010-2014 list

Ladytron at The Forum (2011)

Korg is a four letter word… but then so is love. Ladytron pulled off that rare feat of being an electronic based act that appealed to rockers, emos, indie kids and synthpopsters alike. Their only UK gig of 2011 was drawn from all of their albums.

Mira Aroyo's distinctive Bulgarian over the mechanical buzz of "True Mathematics", a fabulously frantic cover of Death in June's "Little Black Angel" and old favourite "Discotraxx" with its repeated claptrap fill were key show highlights.

And to finish, there was the magnificent "Destroy Everything You Touch". Totally glorious and sensational, the mind blowing synchronised laser display and strobes totally complimented what has always sounded like the backing to a "cold war" rave.


14 February 2015

Reuben Wu collaborated on Tesla electric car ad

Executive Producer: Dallas Carroll
Producer: Dallas Carroll (Digital Giant), Kendra Wester (Damon Productions/Square Planet Media)
Director: Alex Pickup & Dallas Carroll with Reuben Wu
Camera Car and Studio DOP: Tim Damon
Editor: Eron Otcasek
Grading: Reuben Wu, Alex Pickup, Dallas Carroll
Sound Design: Eron Otcasek, Reuben Wu, Digital Giant
Music Score: Reuben Wu with Dallas Carroll
Motion Graphics: Chistoffer Bjerre
Camera Services : Industrial Digital
1st AC: Jeff McCoy
2nd Unit: Reuben Wu, Anthony Dias
Digital Tech: John Rinek, Anthony Dias
Camera Rigger: Keith Sherins,
Remote Control HDRI Camera Operator: Keith Sherins

13 February 2015

Helen Marnie and Mira Aroyo featured on TEC's Favourite 30 Albums 2010-2014 list

Marnie's album Crystal World featured on The Electricity Club's Favourite 30 Albums 2010-2014 list. There's also mentioned Mira Aroyo's collaboration with John Foxx & The Maths on their album Interplay. Unfortunately TEC didn't include Ladytron's fifth album, Gravity the Seducer.

Marnie - Crystal World

With Ladytron in hiatus, Helen Marnie set out "to create an electronic album with more of a pop element and pristine vocals" for her first solo record. Vocally and musically expansive like an Arctic escapist fantasy, this objective was achieved with Crystal World with the classic pop of ABBA and Mama Cass obviously apparent as well as Marnie"s love of fellow weegies Chvrches.

The brilliant launch single "The Hunter" was the vibrant electropop single that Ladytron never quite got round to releasing while there were other shining jewels like "Hearts On Fire", "We Are the Sea", "High Road" and "Sugarland". Meanwhile, "The Wind Breezes On" was Marnie"s own "Love Is a Stranger" while the neo-acappella "Laura" sat as a lush centrepiece to the collection.

John Foxx & The Maths - Interplay

"Interplay" was possibly John Foxx's most complete and accessible body of work since his classic Metamatic. Together with Chief Mathematician and synth collector extraordinaire Benge aka The Maths, the use of vintage electronics with modern recording techniques captured a mechanised charm while simultaneously adding a correlative warmth.

Among the realised examples of this fresh approach were the feisty "Catwalk", the electro-folkisms of "Evergreen" and the eerie "The Running Man". One of the stand-out tracks "Watching a Building On Fire" featured Mira Aroyo of Ladytron and was perfectly dystopian, while the title track and closer "The Good Shadow" both added a subtle atmospheric quality to proceedings.


12 February 2015

Reuben Wu - The Northernmost

Music and video: Reuben Wu.

11 February 2015

"Wolves" to be released on 7" vinyl

On the Record Store Day 2015 (18 April), Helen Marnie will release the single "Wolves" on 7" vinyl through Les Disques du Crépuscule.

The vinyl is limited to 500 copies and has the catalog code TWI 1165. The B-side of the single features a driving analog remix of "Wolves" by Greek synthpop duo Marsheaux.

According to Helen: "The song reflects the sea of change that is people power. Where there is power, there is resistance".

"Wolves" is an electro ballad produced by Jonny Scott (The Kills, Strike the Colours).


10 February 2015

Marnie salutes the Peruvian fans

Helen Marnie will perform at Blue Festival (Lima, Peru) on 30 April 2015.