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Interviews

808 State - The State of Technology

Interview | Music Technology, Nov 1989

England's North has consistently produced some of the most innovative electronic music. Simon Trask talks to a band set to take their place alongside New Order and Heaven 17.

808 State - The New Statesmen

Interview | Music Technology, Feb 1993

808 State - Absolutely Gorgeous

808 State - Art Of The State

Interview | Sound On Sound, Oct 1992

Instrumental music doesn't sell, the UK dance scene is totally bereft of life, and dance bands never produce decent albums. Wrong, wrong, wrong — and 808 State are back with proof. Nigel Humberstone talked to Manchester's finest during the recording of Gorgeous, their third album.

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A Room Of My Own: Switzerland

Interview | Sound On Sound, Mar 1993

Toys R Us

Interview | Music Technology, Aug 1993

The techno punk duo on U2, sampling theft, virtual reality, CDI, and getting the machines to rock.

The Collector

Interview | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, May 1993

Bob Williams has one of the finest collections of analogue synthesisers in the world, and cherishes them with a care that would make the Science Museum blush. Peter Forrest crosses hill and dale to Cornwall to take a long, loving look, and uncovers a whole network of Moog and Mellotron devotees. Whatever next - 'The Antique Rhodes Show'?

Jon Hassell

Interview | Sound On Sound, Jul 1991

Jon Hassell has been at the leading edge of new music for three decades, with major contributions to western avant garde and world music. Following the re-release of two classic albums from the early '80s, Mark J. Prendergast presents a retrospective of Hassell's work.

Electronic

Interview | Sound On Sound, Oct 1991
Feel Every Beat

Are Electronic, mutant offspring of New Order, The Smiths and the Pet Shop Boys, the first electro-supergroup? Does it matter? Mark J. Prendergast ignores the hype, sidesteps trivial speculation, and talks technical to Bernard Sumner.

Partridge in a pair

Interview Audio | The Mix, Aug 1994

Children of the Evolution

Interview | The Mix, Oct 1994

Talking pictures with the dance duo

East of Eden

Interview Audio | The Mix, Dec 1994

At home with the dance act

The Orb

Interview | Sound On Sound, May 1993
It Came From Outer Space

A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Chile

Interview | Music Technology, Apr 1990

You can't discuss the Manchester dance movement without A Guy Called Gerald. Simon Trask talks success and setbacks to one of Britain's most influential young artists.

A Guy Called Gerald

Interview | Micro Music, Oct/Nov 1989

Vie Marshall asks who is A Guy Called Gerald?

Derrick May - Techno Rhythim

Interview | Music Technology, Nov 1990

Now making a huge impact in the north of Britain, Detroit's techno music owes its roots to a handful of far-sighted pioneers - amongst them Derrick May. Simon Trask discusses the future of electronic music.

Jesus Jones - The Gospel According to Jesus Jones

Interview | Music Technology, Jan 1990

The use of samples is often frowned upon by rock audiences, but Jesus Jones have made them the basis of some of the most aggressive and innovative rock music around. Nigel Lord talks to Jesus.

LFO - Deep Vibrations

Interview | Music Technology, Aug 1991

Turning their backs on pop notoriety to meet electronic experimentation head on, Sheffield's LFO are taking dance music into new areas. Simon Trask gets a new perspective on nostalgia.

Man Machine - Machine Head

Interview | Music Technology, Jul 1991

The line between man and machine is blurred; today there exists an entity whose purpose is to make music. Simon Trask discovers that its sights are locked on the dance charts and it absolutely will not stop.

Rhythmatic - The Rhythm Method

Interview | Music Technology, Jan 1992

From the Midlands' techno culture comes the hardcore sound of Rhythmatic. Simon Trask investigates one of the bands on the ground floor of Britain's fastest-growing musical movement.

Sub Sub - Sub Culture

Interview | Music Technology, Jul 1993

Forsaking guitars and drums for a wall of keyboards and racked modules, Sub Sub turned a home studio into a hit factory. ‘Ain’t No Love (Ain’t No Use)’ peaked at Number 3 and took everyone by surprise - except Phil Ward, who heard the single pre-release and contacted the band immediately.

The Grid - On The Grid

Interview | Music Technology, Apr 1990

When Soft Cell disbanded, Marc Almond quickly established himself as a solo artist, but what became of his keyboard-playing partner? David Bradwell talks to David Ball about his latest project.

The Orb - Tune In, Turn On, Chill Out

Interview | Music Technology, Jun 1991

Riding the ambient house wave, The Orb have released a concept album that mixes dance beats with new age textures. Tim Goodyer tunes in to Alex Paterson and Thrash as they chill out with technology.

The Prodigy - The Lone Raver

Interview | Music Technology, May 1992

The drug culture of the rave scene continues to attract the attention of both the pop charts and the tabloid press. Tim Goodyer talks Ecstasy, agony and technology with one of the genre's heroes.

Ultravox - Re-Vox

Interview | Music Technology, Mar 1993

Ultravox: New improved formula

Unique 3 - Dial 0274 For Bass

Interview | Music Technology, Feb 1991

Having helped to create Britain's Northern techno scene, Unique 3 claim it doesn't actually exist. Simon Trask listens to this and other enigmas from one of the country's most creative dance outfits.

 

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