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Electronic Sound Magazine

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Understanding the true roots of electronic music, Electronic Sound magazine combines modern design with a wide context of culture and technology. Bringing together a comprehensive blend of interviews, reviews and releases in every issue, along with in-depth articles covering the current, past and present electronic music scene, Electronic Sound magazine is a must-have for anyone wanting to keep in the loop with this industry.

Covering the very latest releases from around the world including - limited editions, CD albums, seven-inch vinyls, digital downloads, all available in one place. Whether it’s the technology, the scene, thought-leaders or artists you want to find out about, Electronic Sound digital magazine is the magazine for you.

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Electronic Sound  |  Issue 85  

If British punk was an art school concept shoehorned into a back-to-basics rock ’n’ roll scene, the American take was more literal. And Suicide were the original street punks, with nothing to lose and no fucks given.

While bands like the Ramones and Television take much of the credit, Suicide were the real deal. For a long time, Alan Vega and Martin Rev were universally reviled, even by their punk contemporaries, attracting volleys of missiles from the crowd at every gig they played. When they toured the UK with The Clash, Vega narrowly avoided being hit by a flying axe in Glasgow. “It looked like a tomahawk,” he later said. The extreme reaction they provoked was because they made music with old keyboards and drum machines rather than with guitars, but in doing so they invented a whole new and arguably more interesting genre – synthpunk.

John Lydon, née Rotten, described Suicide’s ‘Cheree’ as “complete rubbish” when guest reviewing the singles for NME during the summer of 1978, trashing it as “a combination of ‘Je T’Aime’, taped hiss and something awful”. It was the same week that he dismissed The Human League’s ‘Being Boiled’ with just two words. “Trendy hippies,” he snorted. The stripped-down electronic world of Suicide and The Human League was seemingly too much for the likes of Lydon, only finding its audience after the fact, once the rigid orthodoxy of trad punk had caved in on itself.

Electronic Sound magazine is famed for its deep electronic foundations and sets the scene for Electronic Sound as a culture and a technology. High-quality journalism and undisputed expertise of the scene make this magazine a must read for fans of electronic music.

The latest technology and toy reviews are available in each monthly issue along with a synth analysis used by the early pioneers. Electric Sounds magazine is a plethora of synth knowledge and you’ll love the tips and tricks from the synth wizard, Synthesiser Dave, with a wealth of advice on repairs and fixes for all of your machines.

Offering you a range of popular monthly features; including artist interviews with past pioneers and future hitmakers, a historic look back at key synth sounds and expert tips within the popular tech advice section.

Whether you’re part of the DIY revolution or a trailblazing studio engineer then Electric Sound is talking about the topics that matter to you, so what are you waiting for? Subscribe to Electronic Sound magazine and download the latest magazine to your device and enjoy today!

An Electronic Sound digital magazine subscription is a must for electric music fans of all levels:

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Electronic Sound

It would be good to have sound links to hear clips of tracks. Reviewed Saturday, 30 January 2021

Electronic Sound

Great magazine, thank you Reviewed Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Electronic Sound

Best coverage for global electronic music releases. My favorite mag. Reviewed Sunday, 5 July 2020

the best electronic music mag, bar none

It is to all kinds of electronic music, old and new, obscure and well-kent, what the likes of Uncut and Mojo are to trad rock - a high quality print (and online) title, well written and beautifully produced Reviewed Tuesday, 15 November 2016

The ultimate electronic music magazine

Excellent Reviewed Thursday, 25 August 2016

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