With their second album, ‘Yawning Abyss’, electronic supergroup Creep Show have truly surpassed themselves. From the power of vocoders to AI and “fucking things up”, John Grant, Stephen Mallinder, Benge and Phil Winter wax lyrical
Having been part of Ash Ra Tempel and its Ashra reincarnation, as well as Wallenstein and the legendary Cosmic Jokers, Harald Grosskopf is krautrock royalty. His scintillating 1986 solo release, ‘Oceanheart’, is now being reissued and given a contemporary rework by the man himself
The first new Clock DVA studio album in 30 years explores a dystopian world where “machines of intimidation” rule. Founder Adi Newton muses on technology overload, the importance and influence of artistic experimentation, and how a 1970s Sheffield theatre workshop first turned him onto electronic music
They made punk music before anyone else. They made punk music better than anyone else. And they didn’t do it with guitars, they used battered old keyboards and cheap drum machines. From the mean streets of 1970s New York, Suicide broke every taboo in the book, getting themselves some nasty bruises along the way…
Forty years on and the dynamic duo are still doing it their way...
He’s been known by many aliases throughout his long solo career, but Richard H Kirk is now once again Cabaret Voltaire. After a hiatus of more than 25 years, the Cabs’ ‘Shadow Of Fear’ album is both a reflection of the current madness and a nod to the possibility of happier times ahead
As a member of Wrangler and Creep Show as well as holding down a university lecturing post, former Cabs man Stephen Mallinder has somehow found time for a solo album
You join us in Brussels, it’s 1978 and Elvis Costello is in town. His hand-picked support act? Alan Vega and Martin Rev’s Suicide. What could possibly go wrong?
“It was a fact of life as a little kid,” recalls Alexander Hacke, musician, producer, filmmaker and long-time Einstürzende Neubauten member, born and raised in Berlin and a major participant in the city’s post-punk, pre-rave scene in the 1980s. “I’d go out on the street and play, go around one more corner, and there would be a wall.”
Since moving to London at the beginning of the decade, Thurston Moore has found himself at the forefront of east London’s experimental music scene. From Luc Ferrari to Public Enemy, we enjoy a free-ranging chat.