Quasi-static Review

The Electricity Club recently reviewed Quasi-static. Last September, at 2017 Synthetic City, Paul Brown had a bit of a hand in asking John Von Ahlen before I got to him about doing a remix for me. By the time I plucked up the courage to ask him myself he said “Of course I would love to!” I felt a bit of a wally.

Here’s a few quotes from the review I particularly liked, the full review is linked at the bottom.

“Any remix delivered by the superb talents of Australian synthpop outfit Parralox is always going to be special. Here, ‘I Never Thought’ is given a floor-stomping quality that’s a radical departure from Electrostatic’s more reflective approach”

“Perhaps one of the best remixes on the album is LorD & Master’s reworking of ‘Miss Perfect’. The vocals are kept front and centre, but there’s additional melodic lifts that somehow manage to give the song a fresh, dynamic quality.”

“Meanwhile, Nature Of Wires, rapidly becoming the go-to act for remix duties, do a powerful reworking of ‘Don’t Wanna’. There’s a muscular, brooding quality to this track with nods to dark dance beats.”

CAROLINE McLAVY – Quasi-Static

Electricity Club Review Silicon Dreams

Electricity Club have done an amazing review on Silicon Dreams,

To quote their comments about me..

Caroline McLavy kicked off proceedings with tracks culled from her impressive debut album Electrostatic, giving the event a slick start.

As discussed in TEC’s review of the album, McLavy’s material is “…peppered with synth hooks, emotive melodies and simply good danceable rhythms”. The likes of ‘You Know’ are given much more of an impact on stage, courtesy of McLavy’s confident stage presence and equally strong vocals. Elsewhere, the bassy tones of ‘I’ll Take My Chances’ and bangers such as ‘Miss Perfect’ and ‘Constant Pain’ show a solid collection of songs in her arsenal.

Meanwhile, the tropical rhythms of ‘Where Did I Go Wrong’ take things down a gear. Finishing things up is the deceptively slow intro to ‘Calm Before The Storm’, which erupts into a percussive belter at the halfway point, ending McLavy’s set on a high note.

In The Electricity Club’s interview with Caroline McLavy earlier in the year, she summed up the advantages of taking her songs to the stage: “Often electronic music has a human disconnect by its nature that playing live can put back into the music. It puts blood into the veins of the songs”.”

 

Heres the entire review –

SILICON DREAMS 2017 Review

 

Silicon Dreams – Liverpool – July 8th 2017

Oh my, what an amazing event!

This was the first time I had the opportunity to play a purely synth festival. I had such a great time, the other acts were all very supportive of each other and the audience was lovely.

Here are some wonderful pictures taken by John King

It was great being on a stage that just had keyboards and synth wall to wall

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Other artists

Me with Future Perfect

Me with Avec Sans

Me with Berlyn Trilogy

Me with Simon the organiser of Silicon Dreams

All the artists together at the end of the night

 

You can read a review of the event at

Silicon Dreams Festival of Electronica 2017 – Review