ELECTRONIC SOUND ISSUE 39 Magazine + CD BUNDLE
ISSUE 39 MAGAZINE & CD BUNDLE
The new issue of Electronic Sound finds us in Berlin, yet again. This time round were taking a look at the past, present and future of a total Berlin institution – Tangerine Dream.
Of Germanys two schools of electronic music (the other being in Düsseldorf/Cologne of course), the music coming out of Berlin was all about texture and mood, it was spacey, drifting and ambient, which was no surprise when you consider at the time West Berlin was a city where young men were exempt from national service.
Coupled with cheap rent, the place quickly filled with those whose idea of fun didnt include serving in the army, but did rather involve creating the nations counterculture. And in Tangerine Dreams case, they did that with synthesisers.
Elsewhere, we met up with Creep Show, our kind of supergroup featuring as it does John Grant joining Wrangler and sluggin it out on the mic with Stephen Mallinder. Their new album, Mr Dynamite, is an album of the year contender already!
We have the very last interview Cans Holger Czukay gave before his sudden death last year and it found the great man in playful mood, as always.
Everything But The Girls Tracey Thorn has a chat about her new record, erm, Record, which is awash with synthy goodness, we catch up with 2 Bears Raf Mundellwho has a second album and a second child to keep him busy, Gwenno, whose last album was in Welsh follows it with one entirely in Cornish, we join Liima live in Edinburgh, Moby goes Under The Influence, Age Of Chance talk us through their magnificent Kisspower mash-up…
All of this and our Front section packed with this months favourite tech, toys, books, gadgets and the like and lets not forget our bumper Back section, packed to bursting with all the latest album reviews.
This months mag+music bundle offer is The Neo-Berlin School, an exclusive compilation CD which brings together a raft of artists whose music carries the unmistakable influence of Berlins original electronic trailblazers, Tangerine Dream. Were talking 70 minutes of cosmic space trippin here!
Compiled by TDs Ulrich Schnauss, our limited edition CD is a treat, featuring a contribution from Tangerine Dream themselves, alongside the likes of Chris Carter, SURVIVE, Mahogany, René Splinter, Cosmic Ground, Broadcast Of Variants and many more. Dont delay, order now to discover the new sounds of the Berlin School.