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Pet Shop Boys: Boys Keep Swinging

Pet Shop Boys are back with ‘Nonetheless’, their 15th studio album and a fresh creative peak that imbues their quintessential electonic sound with string arrangements and live instruments
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Blitz Club: Frills And Spills

Our oral history of the fabled nightspot taps into the memories and wild stories – subversiveness, fisticuffs, the night David Bowie turned up – of the Blitz Kids who were there
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Tangerine Dream: Paradigm Drift

Epic and mesmeric, sensual and influential, ‘Phaedra’ is Tangerine Dream’s definitive masterpiece. It was recorded under trying circumstances, but the album’s sequenced, otherworldly sounds – built on Mellotron and Moog synths – arguably resonate even more today than they did in 1974. To mark its 50th anniversary this month, we tell the story of an enduring cornerstone of progressive electronic music
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Ambient: From A To Zzzzz

A curated snapshot rather than a definitive list, welcome to our alphabetical deep dive into the atmospheric and immersive world of ambient music. From key artists to strange concepts and beyond, prepare to see ambient in a whole new light
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Soft Cell: Cell Shock

With ‘Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret’, their hugely influential 1981 debut album, Soft Cell brought sleazy lyrics and shady but infectious synth anthems to the mainstream. Marc Almond and Dave Ball reflect on art-school aesthetics, punk electronics, and the controversies that fuelled their speedy rise
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The BBC Radiophonic Workshop: Adventures In Time And Space

The 60th anniversary of ‘Doctor Who’ is a diamond opportunity to celebrate the work of an equally eccentric British institution — one with inextricable links to the cosmos’ favourite Time Lord. In a new interview, Brian Hodgson, Dick Mills, Roger Limb, Peter Howell, Paddy Kingsland and Mark Ayres take a journey back through the strange and compelling history of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
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Vince Clarke: Game Of Drones

As the driving force behind Depeche Mode, Yazoo, The Assembly, Erasure and countless other projects over four decades, you might think you’ve got synthpop pioneer Vince Clarke sussed. But his debut solo album, the evocative ‘Songs Of Silence’, is a major surprise. Built around drones and ambient soundscapes, it’s an unexpected and majestic left-field turn. He talks us through its gestation and reflects on a remarkable caree