Monthly Archives: January 2016

D.E.F. Radio 25th January 2016 – Hands of Industry Interview

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Rodney Cromwell, Happy Robots Records – Barry Was An Arms Dealer, One Two Seven
Johnny Normal (OFFICIAL) – The London Sound
MASSIVE EGO – I Idolize You
The Propolis – Solace
The Alpha Video – Love Come Strange, Inside
Hands of Industry Are you listening now,Interview,It’s Not Hard,Interview
The Chemical Brothers / Flaming Lips – The Golden Path
Hands of Industry – Interview / The Boy Is Gone
Ari Mason – Brother
Tei Shi – Bassically
Black Nail Cabaret – Change Me
SOFT RIOT – Mass Exodus
Jan Doyle Band – Rain On Ice
Photostat Machine – Sideshow, Secret To Everything -hush-
The Subterranean/MURMUS (Murmus) – Every Dream Home a Heartache

Doncaster Electronic Foundation Radio 25th January 2016 – Hands of Industry Interview by Defsynth on Mixcloud

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D.E.F. Radio – 18th Jan 2016: The Soft Riot Playlist

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More info below (including tracklist):

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Astonishing new video from Soft Riot


Jack of Soft Riot (who are playing our next event don’t forget) says this about his amazing new video:

The world at times seems like a chaotic, malevolent and frightening place with world events, the environment and the chaotic acceleration of progress which occupies my thoughts a lot of the time, as well as my own life, which is negligible in comparison but nevertheless has its own problematic troubles.

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D.E.F. Radio 11th January 2016 – David Bowie Tribute show

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D.E.F. Radio 11th January 2016 – David Bowie Tribute Show by Defsynth on Mixcloud

Listeners chose their favourite Bowie songs. As follows:

Jean Genie for Johnny Normal (OFFICIAL)
Life on Mars for Emma of Promenade Cinéma
Time for Wags of Electronic Gears
Big Brother/ Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family for Matt Davies of Factory Acts
TVC 15 for Mark Musolf of Songs of Preys
Sound and Vision for Iain Lambert
Be My Wife for Eamon Murtagh
Subterraneans for Jack Duckworth of SOFT RIOT
Warswarza for Tim Philips of Eigenfrequenz, Mike Cooper of Your Silent Face, Shari Vari of Void Vision
A New Career in a New Town for Stephen Hindley of Tracksuit Managers
Beauty and the Beast (selected by D.E.F.)
Sons of the Silent Age for listener Sandy Gray
Ashes to Ashes for Andy Buckle of Icicle Boy, Geoff Martin of Blott and John Merricks Remains
Scary Monsters for Tony Nicholson of Passion-Play
Because You’re Young for Paul Randall of Teslacoil321 / Bluetown Electronica
Under Pressure for Julie Thien of DEFILE
Wild is the wind for Samantha Smith, Mat Handley of Pulselovers
China Girl for Dorian of Promenade Cinema
Let’s Dance for Rob Green of The Department, April Love of Lucky+Love
Heroes Live Aid for Tony Mayo of Naked Lunch and listener Andrew Heighway
Absolute Beginners for Vince Jones of You and Me Both
Magic Dance for Damnian Ashfield and Sammy Freeman
Heart’s Filthy Lesson for Craig of mangabros
Small Plot of Land for John Costello
Little Wonder for John Kerruish of The Alpha Video
I’m Afraid of Americans – for Cheryl of Vague Notion
Lazarus for Jill of Meter Bridge

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Why we chose Half Life by Vile Electrodes as track of 2015

 

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Aside from the obvious answer of it being absolutely brilliant, there is far more to be said about this magnificent work.

With it being an ‘extra track’ on the Stark White EP (Please note, Vile Electrodes that an EP needs at least 4 tracks) it was perhaps not an obvious choice. It is not your ‘in your face’ dance infused single, it’s a subtle ballad of astonishing beauty. It is in this area that Vile Electrodes display a unique and astonishing level of mastery.

Dead Feed from Captive in Symmetry EP (again not the lead track and in fact yet again track 3) was a stunning ballad of unusual and exciting analogue synthesiser experimentalism. Offering us a subtle experience of atmosphere and elegance. A theme shared with the most effective tracks from The Future Through a Lens for us were those slower more atmospheric tracks, such as A Distance and After The Flood.

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But back to Half Life. Thus far this is the most incredible example of how Vile Electrodes can take things down to a bare minimum and show us the incredible power and beauty of stillness.  As opposed to being in constant motion like a pulsar timing array (ahem) this track captures the space between the seconds. A moment to inspect the structure of a snowflake as it falls. It goes far beyond the simple realms of just being a very nice track to dance about to or to have on in the background. It was a track of such emotion and feeling that we were moved to tears on hearing it. This commands listening and total attention.

This is artistry and a clear example of what marks Vile Electrodes apart from everyone else in the synth scene.

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D.E.F. Radio 4th January 2016 – Black Nail Cabaret interview

D.E.F. Radio 4th January 2016 – Black Nail Cabaret Interview + more by Defsynth on Mixcloud

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