Barry first found music when he borrowed his sister's record collection when he was about eight and was hooked. When Caroline started it was a new beginning, and he listened to all the stations, but Caroline was his favourite by far. Later he became a singer in a band, then started doing discos when he was 18. He joined Caroline in 1977, touring the country with the Caroline Roadshow for 10 years, having great fun. Barry helped with tender trips and worked on the Ross Revenge in '84 and '85. ...
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- Vox Low — “Now We’re Ready To Spend (1981/91 Remix)”, 2019.
Sexy Parisian anti-capitalist darkwave smoothed out into a warm club embrace. A pleasant enough way to ignite the people’s revolution.
- Double Eyelid — “A Means to an End (Leather Strip Remix)”, 2019.
The good work of Claus Larsen never ends. Here he takes the bones of a decent song and reworks it into a deeply sensuous vibe that is dark, danceable and emotional, a trifecta that never gets tired.
- Antiflvx — “The Last Sun”, 2018.
The luscious beat and bassline are a good start, but the pleading vocals on the refrain pull you heart-first onto the dancefloor, even if that dancefloor is your bedroom at 3 am.
- Virgin Prunes — “Baby Turns Blue”, 1982.
A brilliant flame that burned too shortly, Virgin Prunes bequeathed unto us the fire-breathing mid-range post-punk that made for an uncomfortable tour down dank, dark alleys.
- Panther Modern — “Creep”, 2019.
The sound of the future is here: full-velocity synths riding 23rd century grooves. In an alternate reality, this is where Daft Punk could have gone. Thankfully, Panther Modern are even better at scratching that electro-punk itch.
- Unhuman — “Rapid Body Corruption”, 2019.
Bleak machine beats that peel back the synthetic artifice of society to let us peer at the corrupt machinery within.
- Covenant — “Tour De Force (Com-pass mix)”, 1999.
Haujobb’s frothing club take on one of Covenant’s mid-career highlights was our last glimpse of 90s electro before the world tipped into the ruinous Great Futurepop Depression.
- Blogie Milczenie — “Twarze”, 2018.
This elegant darkwave from Eastern Europe unfolds like a lush Flemish Baroque painting, drenching the listener in velvet synth washes.
- Concavity — “Forget Me”, 2018.
Absolutely delicious electro-goth that slows the game down into a dancing hunt between male and female leads with the listener left guessing who, exactly, the victim actually is.
- Doubting Thomas — “Nagual Tone”, 1991.
From the single best one-off album the scene ever produced. I won’t even entertain argument. Overwhelming evidence to the brilliance of cEvin Key.
- Wingtips — “Deaf Pursuit”, 2019.
Heroes of the new school synth-goth-wave-pop sound, Wingtips bring to bear the retro-future electro we adore with the intelligence of the post-punk scene’s most enduring actors. And yes, the entire album is this good.
- Ghost Cop — “Lay Down”, 2018.
Claustrophobic, punishing, intoxicating, it’s the technoid club soundtrack of slow electrocution in baths of neon and tube amps. Do not sleep on Ghost Cop; they are the real deal.
- Houses of Heaven — “Dissolve the Floor”, 2020.
A fresh, inventive take on EBM-tinged post-punk that hits fast with heavy machinery but doesn’t wait before pulling you into throttling songwriting and compelling sound design.
- Numb — “Dirt”, 1997.
Name one track heavier, darker and more foreboding than this. More than two decades old and it will still turn your hair white.