Monday, 16 July 2018

The Electronic Music Hour #37

Welcome to edition #37 of our series "The Electronic Music Hour", which features some of the best electronic and synthpop music from the last 40 years.


These shows not only include well known artists from the last 4 decades but new and emerging bands on the electronic music scene from around the world, a lot of which are either unsigned, or on a small independent label, or self release their material.

So the shows will feature old and new tracks that fit in the electronic/synthpop genre.

Listen On Mixcloud

Listen On Hearthis.at

Playlist:

 Starcluster and Marc Almond - To Have And Have Not
Parralox Ft louise Love - Key To The Door Of Heaven
Eurotix - Come And Hold Me
Gary Numan - We Are Glass (Gary Hunter's Radio Re-Edit)
Pet Shop Boys - Why Don't We Live Together
Safe Tonight (Fotonovela Remix)
The Human League - Love Is All That Matters
When In Rome - If Only
Vision Talk - World In Motion
New Order - Round & Round (Seven Inch)
Daily Planet - Goodbye Last Nights
Erasure - Take Me On A Highway
Thompson Twins - We Are Detective
T.O.Y - Three Words
Kraftwerk - Autobahn (New 3-D Version) (Gary Hunter's Radio Edit)

Monday, 9 July 2018

Maximum 80s (Volume 61)

White Lion Radio have released Edition 60 of Maximum 80s.

This is a series of shows that feature nothing but the very best in 1980s 12 Inch Singles.

The biggest hits on the biggest format from a classic decade......the 1980s.


Listen On Mixcloud

Listen On Hearthis.at

Track List

Lionel Richie - All Night Long (All Night) (12 Inch Version)
Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music (Original 12 Inch Version)
Pet Shop Boys - Heart (Disco Mix)
Heaven 17 - I'm Your Money (12 Inch Extended Version)
Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus (Holier Than Thou Approach)
Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Extended Version)
Ultravox - Lament (Extended Remix)
Kool & The Gang - Fresh (12 Inch Remix)
Simple Minds - Alive And Kicking (12 Inch Remix)
A-Ha - Hunting High And Low (Extended Remix)

Monday, 2 July 2018

Rubik's 80s Mix Edition #61

Edition #61 of Rubik's 80s Mix is now out on White Lion Radio.


This a series of shows that includes the very best in 80s music all in one continuous mix.

The biggest hits from the greatest decade in music history!

A show guaranteed to bring back so many happy memories!

Listen to the show on Mixcloud here

Listen on Hearthis.at here

Full Playlist

New Edition - Candy Girl
Duran Duran - Is There Something I Should Know
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
The Rock Steady Crew - (Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew
The Human League - (Keep Feeling) Fascination
Men At Work - Down Under
Kajagoogoo - Too Shy
Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
Heaven 17 - Temptation (Edit)
UB40 - Red Red Wine
Howard Jones - New Song
KC & The Sunshine Band - Give It Up
Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance
Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack - Tonight I Celebrate My Love
Limahl - Only For Love
Paul Young - Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)

Monday, 25 June 2018

i-Select #36

This is a series of shows dedicated to electronic/synthpop bands that are unsigned, signed to a small independent label or self release their material.


White Lion Radio prides itself on bringing you music which you don't always get access to and to showcase bands and artists that are really very talented and deserve to be heard.

These shows will feature bands from across the globe!

Listen On Mixcloud

Listen On Hearthis.at


Full Playlist:


Sine City - The Last Train
Johan Baeckstrom - Cry Softly (Time Is Mourning)
Perpacity - Telethon
Berlyn Trilogy - Domus Aurea (Nature Of Wires Remix)
Royal Visionaries - One Sunday Afternoon
Famished For Blonds - Ziggurat
Glas - Bring Haven Down
Eurotix - Broken Hearts
Psy'Aviah Ft Lumi - Looking For The Sun (SD-KRTR Remix)
Blue Images - Tonight
Black Nail Cabaret - Bete Noire
Unisonlab - League Of Machines (Kevin Lux Remix)
Mirko Hirsch - Feel You Near Me
The Nearlys - Travelling Song
Rational Youth - Flash In The Night
Projekt Ich - Doch Das Was Blieb (Nature Of Wires Remix)
Kevin Lux- Aurora (Live In Chicago 2018)

Monday, 18 June 2018

The Electronic Music Hour #36

Welcome to edition #36 of our series "The Electronic Music Hour", which features some of the best electronic and synthpop music from the last 40 years.


These shows not only include well known artists from the last 4 decades but new and emerging bands on the electronic music scene from around the world, a lot of which are either unsigned, or on a small independent label, or self release their material.

So the shows will feature old and new tracks that fit in the electronic/synthpop genre.

Listen On Mixcloud

Listen On Hearthis.at

Playlist:

Vile Electrodes - As Gravity Ends
Ultravox - All Stood Still
Metroland - M-E-T-R-O (Keen K Remix)
Marc Almond - Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart (Solo Version)
Kraftwerk - Tour De France
Visage - The Anvil
Talk Talk - The Last Time
Marsheaux - A Photograph Of You
Parralox - Blind Vision
Daily Planet - Nobody's Friend
A-Ha - Start The Simulator (Stereophonic Mix)
Yazoo - Too Pieces
Machinista - The Pain Of Every Day
Eurotix - Stun-Gun Set To Face Her

Monday, 11 June 2018

Maximum 80s (Volume 60)

White Lion Radio have released Edition 60 of Maximum 80s.

This is a series of shows that feature nothing but the very best in 1980s 12 Inch Singles.

The biggest hits on the biggest format from a classic decade......the 1980s.


Listen On Mixcloud

Listen On Hearthis.at

Track List

Musical Youth - Pass The Dutchie (Special 12 Inch Club Version)
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up (Escape From Newtown Mix)
The Assembly - Never Never (Extended Version)
Madonna - Open Your Heart (Extended Version)
Men At Work - Down Under (Extended Version)
OMD - So In Love (Special American Dance Remix)
Fiction Factory - Feels Like Heaven (Extended Remixed Version)
Miami Sound Machine - Dr Beat (Long Version)
New Order - Sub-Culture (Remix)
Pet Shop Boys - Love Comes Quickly (Pettibone Mastermix)

Saturday, 9 June 2018

New Monovibes EP "Floors" Reviewed

Monovibes who are based in Sweden and have been featured our shows in the past, have a new EP out called "Floors".


The EP features 5 tracks, the opening track "Underground" is fabulous, a solid clean sounding electro track, energetic and after a few plays gets into your head. "Crash And Burn", not to be confused with the John Foxx track of the same name, however, it does have a John Foxx feel to it, again upbeat with a lot of interesting synth and percussion sounds. One thing that is clear 2 tracks in, is that the EP is superbly mixed and produced.

"As Long As You Are Out There" is a track I really like, it is more mellow and minimal, punctuated by bursts of full on drums and synths. The structure of the track works very well.

"Through Your Eyes" has hints of a Depeche Mode influence about it, excellent vocal delivery and a sea of excellent synth sounds, reminded me of Depeche Mode's "Black Celebration" era, this track wouldn't be out of place on that album, best track on the EP, superb!

"Back In Control" is the final track on the EP and again sounds like Depeche Mode in their pomp, Monovibes have a very distinct sound, which really appeals to me and this track highlights that fact. It has one of the best chorus sections on the EP, another superb offering.

Such a positive vibe can be felt through this entire EP, which takes you on a very enjoyable journey.

4/5


Listen to the EP on Soundcloud here:

https://soundcloud.com/monovibes/sets/floors

Find out more about the band here:

https://www.facebook.com/monovibesgbg/

The EP is available from i-Tunes here:

https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/floors-ep/1382612775

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Promo Video For Remix Of Metroland Track "Man In A Frame"

Gary Hunter has made a promo video for his remix/re-edit of the Metroland track "Man In A Frame". The re-edit has been created using Metroland's "Re-Framed" mix of the song. This isn't an official release, but it has been approved by Metroland.



This is a brand new video for the track, not to be confused with Gary's alternative video of the original single.

The original version of "Man In A frame" can be found on Bandcamp here:

https://alfamatrix.bandcamp.com/album...

The "Re-Framed" version of "Man In A Frame" can be found on this EP on Bandcamp:

https://alfamatrix.bandcamp.com/album...

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Promo Video For The Kevin Lux Track "The Number Is"

Gary Hunter has made a promo video for the Kevin Lux track "The Number Is", whilst this isn't an official release it has been approved by Kevin.



The video has been made for a special Radio Edit created from the Maschine Brennt remix of "The Number Is".

The original Maschine Brennt Remix can be found on the 7 track "The Number Is Remixes EP", which is available from Bandcamp here

You can find several of Kevin's Digital releases on Bandcamp here

Find out more about Kevin and his music by visiting his official homepage here

Monday, 4 June 2018

Rubik's 80s Mix Edition #60

Edition #60 of Rubik's 80s Mix is now out on White Lion Radio.


This a series of shows that includes the very best in 80s music all in one continuous mix.

The biggest hits from the greatest decade in music history!

A show guaranteed to bring back so many happy memories!

Listen to the show on Mixcloud here

Listen on Hearthis.at here

Full Playlist

Paul Young - Everytime You Go Away
Dalek I - Destiny (Dalek I Love You)
Robert Marlow - The Face Of Dorian Gray
Spandau Ballet - Round And Round
Dead Or Alive - My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me To The Doctor)
Kraftwerk - Neon Lights
The Buggles - Elstree
Nick Heyward - Whistle Down The Wind
Yazoo - Walk Away From  Love
The Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat
Kool & The Gang - Get Down On It
Marc Almond - Stories Of Johnny
Joyce Sims - Come Into My Life
The Style Council - Speak Like A Child
ABC - All Of My Heart

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

i-Select #35

This is a series of shows dedicated to electronic/synthpop bands that are unsigned, signed to a small independent label or self release their material.


White Lion Radio prides itself on bringing you music which you don't always get access to and to showcase bands and artists that are really very talented and deserve to be heard.

These shows will feature bands from across the globe!

Listen On Mixcloud

Listen On Hearthis.at

Full Playlist

Psy'Aaviah Ft Lumi - Looking For The Sun
Ruined Conflict - Chambers Of Infamy
Eleven - 11.11
The New Tarot - Mistake To Choose
Train To Spain - Confused
Maschine Brennt - The Language Computer (V2 Remix)
Nordika - The Chosen
Client Liasison - A foreign Affair
Voith - Heartbeats Of You
Empathy Test - Losing Touch
Kite - Dance Again
Empathy Test - All It Takes
Donna Destri & Paul Zone - Just You
Real Experts - If I Don't Go (I Can't Come Back)
Diary Of Dreams - Dream Of A Ghost
Sector One - Samuel F.B. Morse
5TimesZero - Art of Living (Nature Of Wires Remix)
The Rain Within - Violet Glow
Ruined Conflict - In Open Arms
Typo Police - Asking For A Friend
Solitary Experiments - Now Or Never
Psy'Aviah Ft Kyoko Baertsoen - Plan B (Kilmarth Remix) 

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Promo Video For Metroland's "Pictures To Listen To"

Gary Hunter has made a promo video for the Metroland track "Pictures To Listen To", whilst this isn't an official release it has been approved by the band.



The concept for the video is inspired by Metroland's special "Exposition" they held in Belguim. Their new album "Men In A Frame", uses the concept of photography, the band were presented with 10 photographs by 5 Belgian professional photographers, known as "F-8" and they had to create a song for each photograph. They invited guests to bring their mobile phones and install a special APP, this was then used to scan a special QR code underneath each picture that would then play the track associated with the image you were looking at. So in the promo film you will see a customizable phone that has been created that takes photo's (Complete with flash!), also you will see QR codes being scanned by a phone and plenty of other very interesting things going on.

Gary is especially proud of the idea he came up with for the final screen......we will say no more about that, you will have to watch the video.

The new Metroland album "Man In A frame" is available on CD here: http://alfa-matrix-store.com/Metrolan...

The Digital Download version is available here: https://alfamatrix.bandcamp.com/album... The

"Pictures To Listen To" CD is available here: http://alfa-matrix-store.com/Metrolan...

White Lion Radio would like to thank Metroland for allowing this video to be made available on YouTube.

Monday, 21 May 2018

The Electronic Music Hour #35

Welcome to edition #35 of our series "The Electronic Music Hour", which features some of the best electronic and synthpop music from the last 40 years.


These shows not only include well known artists from the last 4 decades but new and emerging bands on the electronic music scene from around the world, a lot of which are either unsigned, or on a small independent label, or self release their material.

So the shows will feature old and new tracks that fit in the electronic/synthpop genre.

Listen On Mixcloud

Listen On Hearthis.at

Playlist:

Zynic - Thanks For Nothing
Exciting Valence - Coming Home
Heaven 17 - Key To The World
Parralox - Being Boiled
The Human League - Rock 'N' Roll
Andrew Franey - In The Night
Depeche Mode - Get The Balance Right
Erasure - Dreamlike State (7 Inch Alternative Mix)
Cinemascape - Cruelty
China Crisis - Red Sails
Cosmicity - Patience
Pet Shop Boys - Vulnerable
Vogon Poetry - Never Too Late (Glenn Main Remix)
Mirrors - Hourglass
OMD - Stanlow

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Maschine Brennt Promo Video For The Track "60 Seconds"

Gary Hunter has created a new promo video, this time it is for a "Radio Edit" he has created of the Maschine Brennt track "60 Seconds", the original version and remixes can be found on the "60 Seconds" EP (More information about that can be found below.



The video uses the concept of Time & Travel and tells the story of flying to another country on a business trip or holiday, getting a passport, checking in at the airport, checking in your luggage, using transport in the country you are in to get about, flying back and returning to your home, all of course elements which are dictated by time.

The original version of "60 Seconds" and remixes can be found on the Maschine Brennt "60 Seconds EP", which is available from Bandcamp here:

https://maschinebrennt.bandcamp.com/album/60-seconds

The debut album by Maschine Brennt "The Hearing Aid" is available on CD & Digital Download via the links below:

CD: http://www.razgrom.com/releases/group/1213/36/

Digital Download: https://maschinebrennt.bandcamp.com/album/the-hearing-aid

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Maximum 80s (Volume 59)

White Lion Radio have released Edition 59 of Maximum 80s.

This is a series of shows that feature nothing but the very best in 1980s 12 Inch Singles.

The biggest hits on the biggest format from a classic decade......the 1980s.


Listen On Mixcloud

Listen On Hearthis.at

Track List

Howard Jones - All I Want (Extended Version)
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Extended Version)
Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance (Extended Club Mix)
David Bowie - When The Wind Blows (Extended Mix)
Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore (Long Version)
Wham! - Bad Boys (Extended Club Mix)
Limahl - The Neverending Story (Club Mix)
Depeche Mode - But Not Tonight (Extended Mix)
Fun Boy Three & Bananarama - It Ain't What You Do (Extended Version)
Boy George - Everything I Own (Extended P.W Botha Mix)

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Rubik's 80s Mix Edition #59

Edition #59 of Rubik's 80s Mix is now out on White Lion Radio.


This a series of shows that includes the very best in 80s music all in one continuous mix.

The biggest hits from the greatest decade in music history!

A show guaranteed to bring back so many happy memories!

Listen to the show on Mixcloud here

Listen on Hearthis.at here

Full Playlist

Fine Young Cannibals - Johnny Come Home
Marc Almond - Only The Moment
The Human League - Boys And Girls
The Jam - Eton Rifles
David Bowie - Scary Monsters And Super Creeps
Ultravox - Quiet Men
New Order - Shellshock
The Style Council - Long Hot Summer
Paul Young - Come Back And Stay
Erasure - Fingers & Thumbs (Cold Summer's Day)
Wham! - Freedom
Adam & The Ants - Prince Charming
Soft Cell - Where Did Our Love Go?
Fun Boy Three - The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum)
Gary Numan - We Are Glass

Sunday, 6 May 2018

New Unisonlab Album "Electrometric" Reviewed

Unisonlab is the name Jorgen Erixon, who is from Sweden, works under and he has an interesting background, he is a classical pianist and has played keyboards in many bands before concentrating on his Unisonlab project.


Since 2014 Unisonlab have released various EP's and last month their debut album "Electrometric" was released on CD via the Razgrom Music label, under licence from independent Machine-Pop label Plonk.

The album opens with the track "Elements", which uses a Bass-Line as its focal point, with quite an interesting rhythm section that works really well with the Bass-Line, lots of well constructed sequencer segments and heavily processed vocals help fill the track out. I also like the way the song develops. "League Of Machines" packs a punch, an erie opening makes way for synthpop melodies, the vocoded vocals are dark and sinister but work well in the context of the track. Some excellent deep electronic sounds balanced out with bright synth melody parts, a standout track on the album.

"Funkfrequenz" is bordering on industrial but with a hint of pop thrown in. Once again the bass sounds are constructed to great effect, reminded me of Kraftwerk in parts, the vocoded and heavily processed vocals work well again and are well produced and given space to shine, some excellent melody parts give this track an excellent blend of sounds.

"Television" is without doubt heavily influenced by Kraftwerk, I just love those sequenced melodies which showcase a softer side to the music of Unisonlab. Brilliant rhythm and bass elements, great use of pad sounds, the vocals are superbly mixed in the song, definitely one of my favourite tracks on the album.

"Apparatus", is excellent, minimalistic drums and a driving bass sequencer make for a fine backdrop to the synth melodies, fantastic use of voice samples too. Very upbeat and I like the structure of the song, another standout track. Next we come to "Stereolab", what can I say about this track?? I was so impressed I created a video for the song (Link to the video is at the end of this review), the best way to describe this song is "Chilled Out Machine Pop", a stunning piece of work, a track I rate as one of the best tracks I have heard in the last 12 months. Very minimal with the vocals taking centre stage, wait until you hear the melody line, it is pure synth heaven, what a song, best track on the album, the album is worth owning for this track alone!

"Eletro Life" is a track I have come across before, infact it was probably the first Unisonlab track I discovered. Very Kraftwerk sounding, especially the delivery of the vocoded vocals. Voice samples are also a feature of the track. Good use of synth sounds and I like the bass-Line and rhythm in the song, an area Jorgen excels. "Interaktion" has a wonderful start with beautiful pad sounds and sequenced melody, this is another song that is quite laid back and chilled, strong vocoded vocals, at times a little overpowering in the mix, but that is a minor observation. The minimal approach musically works very well.

"The One You Seek", is heavily sequenced driven and a powerful sounding track, lots of interesting things going on, quite dark sounding, great drums and another well structured track. The dark elements are punctuated with bright pad sounds, this is one of those tracks that grow on you the more you hear it. "Silent Control" is brilliant, beautiful synth sounds and good use of voice samples, with vocoded vocals that are a perfect fit for the song. The chorus sections are excellent and benefit greatly from the synth sounds Jorgen has used. A melodic masterpiece and a definite highlight of the album.

Next we have a series of bonus tracks, the first, is Unisonlab's own remix of the track "Automatic Pop Composer", the original track appeared on the debut Unisonlab's debut EP "Electro Life (Partition One)". The remix is fantastic, a gentle melody driven remix, bordering on synthpop, a bright and welcome addition to the album, I love it! Next we have Maschine Brennt's remix of "Electro Life", which is outstanding and gives the track a much fuller sound, superbly produced, very upbeat and catchy and is another track on the album that really packs a punch, a top class remix.

Following that we have another Unisonlab remix, this time of the albums opening track "Elements", fantastic choral pads give this an ambient feeling to begin with but it soon develops into a solid Machine-Pop delight, good use of a sequenced Bass-Line, rhythm and synth noises with the choral sounds used again as the song develops, a good mixture of sound on this track.

Kevin Lux provides a remix of "League Of Machines" and does a sterling job, lots of Kevin's trademark sounds and sequencers are employed for this makeover, I especially like the array of sequencer parts on the remix, which I think take the track into a totally different direction, a big favourite of mine, this remix, job well done Kevin.

The album closes with another remix by Maschine Brennt, of the track "The One You Seek". Strong sequencer parts and rhythm on this mix, great use of synthetic sounds and melodic parts, the vocals work very well with the music.

This has been another enjoyable listen, Razgrom and Plonk deserve praise, for taking the music by artists on the Plonk label to another level with releasing full albums on CD, long may it continue! So far we have had CD albums by Datapop, Maschine Brennt and of course Unisonlab, all of which are outstanding releases.

"Electrometric" is a fantastic introduction to the music of Unisonlab, the album is superbly produced, mixed and mastered, you certainly get value for your money as this is a strong set of songs and remixes, the more you listen to it, the more you appreciate what time and effort has gone into the making of this album. If you love your electronic music and of course Kraftwerk you cannot go wrong with this album, it is excellent 9/10

Both the CD and Digital Download of "Electrometric" is available from Bandcamp here:

https://unisonlab.bandcamp.com/album/electrometric

Watch the Promo Video for a "Radio Edit" of "Stereolab" here:

https://youtu.be/e5hkt-hRs9k

Find out more about Unisonlab by visiting their Facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/unisonlabsounds/

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Kinetic Theory - Music Inspired By Kraftwerk

White Lion Radio have released another show in our series that features bands that are, inspired and influenced.


"Kinetic Theory - Music Inspired By Kraftwerk" features music by true Kraftwerk fans. The show features music by, Sector One, Maschine Brennt, Metroland, Unisonlab, Jonteknik, Elektroklange, Datapop, Deutsche Bank, Kevin Lux, Kretz and Neon.

If you are a fan of Kraftwerk this show is not to be missed!

Listen to the show on Mixcloud here 

Or listen to the show on Hearthis.at here 

Playlist for the show

Sector One - Telecommunication
Maschine Brennt - I Want To Be Human
Metroland - Creative Rose (Gary Hunter's 7 Inch Radio Edit)
Unisonlab - Interaktion
Jonteknik - 27KM In One Ten-Thousandth Of A Second
Elektroklange - Mechanical Dance (Gary Hunter's 7 Inch Radio Edit Remix)
Datapop - Waveforms
Kevin Lux - Aurora
Deutsche Bank - Neurotransmitter (Gary Hunter's 7 Inch Radio Edit)
Kretz - Mechanical Men (Datapop Remix)
Neon - Le TGV Eurostar (Gary Hunter's Maschine Brennt 7 Inch Radio Edit)
Sector One - Samuel F.B. Morse
Maschine Brennt -  The Language Computer (Dark Vektor FUCK 155 Remix)
Metroland - Pictures To Listen To
Unisonlab -  Stereolab
Jonteknik - Higgs Boson
Datapop - Komputer Music
Kevin Lux - Portal
Kretz - Generated Alterated Patterns (Gary Hunter's 7 Inch Remix)
Sector One - I Hear Voices (Album Version)
Maschine Brennt - Elektronisk Musik
Metroland - F-8
Unisonlab - Automatic Pop Composer (Unisonlab's DS-10 Mix)

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

New Promo Video For Sector One

Gary Hunter has made another Promo Video for Swedish Machine-Pop band Sector One.


The video has been made for a special Radio Edit Gary has created of the track "A Little Melody", which is a track that is featured on the outstanding new Sector One album "Telecommunication".

The album is available as a Digital Download from Bandcamp:

https://sector-one.bandcamp.com/

Find out more about Sector One by visiting their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/Oldschoolsynth/

Thursday, 26 April 2018

The A.D. Music Chillout Mix

We continue our mini series "The A.D. Music Chillout Mix", with the release of Edition VIII


This show is a mix of chillout music by artists on the independant music record label A.D. Music, as well as a few bonus tracks from other artists.

Listen to the show on Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/whitelionradio/the-ad-music-chillout-mix-volume-8/

The show is also available on Hearthis.at: https://hearthis.at/white-lion-radio-f7/the-ad-music-chillout-mix-edition-viii/

The Playlist:

Ballademaker - A Message From The waves
Andy Pickford - Celendine
Frank Borell - The Morning After (Pure Well Mix)
Sylvain Carel - Stairway To Red Skies
Lord Of The Ants - Troia Nova
Wim - Remembering
Sylvain Carel - Colours Of Light
Frank Borell - Sweet Sunday Minds (Secret Bells Mix)
Andy Pickford - Sapphire
Ballademaker - Clouds Of Air
You can find out more about the artists featured on this show by visiting the official A.D. Music website:

https://www.admusicshop.com/

Monday, 23 April 2018

i-Select #34

This is a series of shows dedicated to electronic/synthpop bands that are unsigned, signed to a small independent label or self release their material.


White Lion Radio prides itself on bringing you music which you don't always get access to and to showcase bands and artists that are really very talented and deserve to be heard.

These shows will feature bands from across the globe!

Listen On Mixcloud

Listen On Hearthis.at

Full Playlist

High Rise Finale - Actions
Vandal Moon - Baby Sounds
ELYXR Ft Kurt Harland Larson - Strange Stubborn Proud
Limelight - Call Me
Metroland - The Speed Of Life III
Kite - Dance Again
Eloquent - Foreign Love Affair
Sector One - A Little Melody
The Rain Within - Atomic Eyes
Blume - Plutonian Shores
VNV Nation - Sentinel
Real Experts - In Pieces
Vandal moon - The Light
Metroland - Trust
Electric Car - Analogue Electronic Whatever
Vogon Poetry - Tomorrow
The Rain Within - While I Am Here
Eloquent - Lay All Your Love On Me
Solitary Experiments - Stars
Caroline McLavy - Don't Wanna (Nature of Wires Remix)
Marsheaux - Get The Balance Right
Sector One - The Communications Satellite

Thursday, 19 April 2018

New Vogon Poetry Album Reviewed

Vogon Poetry, who are an electronic band, based in Sweden, release their brand new album "Life, The Universe And Everything" on April 20th, an album inspired by early 1960s Sci-Fi movies and space exploration.


The opening track "The Upside Down", is very atmospheric, with deep synth pads and erie melody, to me it sounded like they were inviting you to go on a space voyage, a warm and inviting track. heartfelt and emotional vocals are also a feature of this opening track.

Next we have the first single taken from the album "Dangers Of Space", an excellent upbeat song, catchy chorus, great use of voice samples that give the track that Sci-Fi mood.

You really do have to see the video the band made for the track, it is brilliant and was clearly a blast to make!

The video really does encapsulate the song perfectly, so view the video here:

https://youtu.be/GAgHgvjlHAs

Following that we have the new single "Children Of Mine", one of my all time favourite Vogon Poetry tracks, superb vocals against a backdrop of synth and piano stabs, the vocals really do take centre stage here. The track builds nicely, quite minimal for most of the first half, then we get the rhythm and some excellent atmospheric synth pads.

"In Space No One Can Hear You Scream", again has quite deep harmonics and pulsing bass sounds, I like the effects on the vocals in chorus, lots of reverb to give the vocals a more distant and detached feel.  Some nice sound effect touches as well.

"Heart Of Gold" is pure synthpop, four to the floor rhythm, catchy melodic sequencers and a great lead synth melody. One for the dancefloor. It is quite a minimal approach to this song and I think it works really well. One of my favourite tracks on the album.

"Spacewalk" makes use of sound effects in a big way at the start of this track, doors clanging, Hydraulics, the works! Quite harsh and industrial sounding in parts, the song is full of synth beeps, noises and more excellent vocal samples. In parts it did sound a bit cluttered but that may well have been the intention.

"Serenity" is a more refined melodic song, in parts the sequencers reminded me of Kraftwerk, well constructed and melodic, the same goes for the bass-line, which in itself is quite catchy, an instrumental track with the addition of scientific sounding vocal samples, which blend really with the music backdrop, again a track I really like.

"Tomorrow" starts with samples of newsclips of major news stories including 9/11, a mid-paced track with the strongest vocals on the album, this is a beautiful song, the synth work is outstanding, lots of melodic moments, excellent sequencer parts, all set against quite a minimal rhythm section. Without doubt the best track on the album and indeed one of the best Vogon Poetry tracks released to date.

I am delighted that Glenn Main has also provided a bonus remix of the track "Tomorrow", for the album, I'm a massive fan of Glenn's work and his remix is outstanding, takes the track to an even higher level.

This album was clearly a joy to make and shows a different side to Vogon Poetry's music, lots to admire here and it definitely takes you on a voyage to more far out places, very enjoyable to listen to. 8/10

The album is available on CD and Digital Download via Bandcamp, where they also have some special bundles available.

https://vogonpoetrymusic.bandcamp.com/album/life-the-universe-and-everything

Visit the bands Official Homepage here: http://vogonpoetry.band/

Monday, 16 April 2018

The Electronic Music Hour #34

Welcome to edition #34 of our series "The Electronic Music Hour", which features some of the best electronic and synthpop music from the last 40 years.


These shows not only include well known artists from the last 4 decades but new and emerging bands on the electronic music scene from around the world, a lot of which are either unsigned, or on a small independent label, or self release their material.

So the shows will feature old and new tracks that fit in the electronic/synthpop genre.

Listen On Mixcloud

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Playlist:

Kraftwerk - The Telephone Call
Erasure - How many Times?
Carved Souls - Dependent
Vaylon - Empty Streets
Tears For Fears - Suffer The Children
Disreflect - Still I Feel
Ultravox - Lament
Our Daughter's Wedding - Lawnchairs
Daybehavior - Change
TourDeForce - X-Ray
Howard Jones - Specialty
Gary Numan - I Dream Of Wires
Future Perfect - Fall
Visage - She's Electric (Coming Around)
Sinestar - Fortunes Faded (Rename Summer Mix)

Metroland's New Album Reviewed

Metroland return with a new studio album on April 20th, called "Men In A Frame", the follow up to their last studio album "Things Will Never Sound The Same Again", released in 2016 and of course it follows on from last years brilliant Box Set "12X12".


For this album Passenger A & Passenger S, have come up with the concept of photography, with a twist. They asked 5 professional photographers from Belguim, known as F-8, to submit 2 of their photographs each and they would be used to inspire the songs recorded for the album.

The opening track "Concrete Witness" is quite dark sounding, after quite a long sequenced intro the songs moves into the soundscape of the mood of tracks found on their "Triadic Ballet" album. Some nice pad sounds which I really like. I did think the intro was a bit too long at almost 2 minutes, but that is a minor gripe. "B-Old" is classic Metroland, wonderful melodic parts and dark and moody synth stabs working beautifully in tandem with gorgeous sequencer patterns, quite upbeat and some nice vocal samples telling us the story of age. One of my favourite tracks on the album and one of the more "commercial" tracks.

"Shades Of Pale" is next and again this is an upbeat number, great bass-lines and sequencers are the order of the day here, another track that leans towards the "Triadic Ballet" sound. The main melody elements of the track are wonderful, warm and hypnotic. The track like the opener is instrumental aside from a voice sample of "Shade Of Pale", a sample the band had to work on for ages to get right according to their sleevenotes. Not sure it fits well in the mix though.

One of my favourite tracks on the album is "Proiezione 41-828", a track that has dark overtones and beautiful synth melodies, the main melody is a thing of beauty. Definitely the most "Pop" track on the album. I also like the voice samples on this song, they work well against the music backdrop. If they were to consider releasing a single off the album, then for me, this would be the track I would release. Metroland at their very best.

Another fantastic track is "La Macchia D'Acqua", which is definitely a nod to the sound of their debut album "Mind The Gap". Luscious sequencers and sinister lead sounds, against a driving rhythm, some neat percussive elements too. Again no vocals other than a brief vocoded part. I love the pads in the middle 8 section, this too, in normal circumstances would make an excellent choice as a single. The drop of water sample at the end is genius.

Next we have "Speed Of Life III", a well layered track, I love the drum sound effects on this song, gives it the track a "gloomy" feel initialy, but then we have the sequencers, ah the sequencers, is their a better band around at creating such memorable and effective sequencer patterns?? The sequencers take the song in a completely different direction. A lot going on in this track, very interesting to listen too and it is another track I really like.

"Creative Rose" is the longest track on the album, at nearly 8 minutes and is probably the most "Kraftwerk" sounding track on the album. The choir pads and rhythm section is a blueprint of the song structures found on the "Mind The Gap" album, this track, musically would fit perfectly on that album, here it takes centre stage on "Men In A Frame", it has all the elements you have come to expect from a Metroland track, great rhythm, strong melody lines and superbly created sequencer patterns. Excellent chord changes also play an effective part in the structure of the song. This more than any other track on the album has grown on me most, I love it and for me it is like listening to one of Metroland's 12 Inch Singles.

"Trust" again has sequencers as the focal point of the track, with dark synth sounds and erie pads, I like the main melody on this one, it is well constructed, we also have some vocoded vocals and voice samples, which help break the track up and give it more of a typical song structure. Reading through the booklet I was instantly intrigued by the track "Hope" as it was created using a picture of The Holocaust Memorial" in Berlin, which I have seen and it is quite a moving tribute to the Holocaust victims, it's interesting the band have turned the negative subject into such an uplifting song, the title says it all. A very warm sounding track, with driving bass and drums overlayed with beautiful synthetic tones, a very strong song, works perfectly in the context of what they were trying to achieve in the making of the track.

The final track on the album is "Next Choice", which uses satnav direction samples as the focal point of the song, musically this is again a mixture of the sound experienced in their first 2 albums. A solid and expansive rhythm section, a good strong bass-line and floating sequenced parts and strong moody melody elements. I suppose with this track it begs the question, what is NEXT for Metroland?? We wait to see with interest.

This is one of those albums you get rewarded the more you listen to it, as ever with Metroland each song is full of many layers to explore, songs superbly constructed and they have kept true to the Metroland sound, but developed it further. It is very interesting they left off the album, the two really commercial tracks recorded for the project, "Man In A Frame" and "Pictures To Listen to", both outstanding tracks, up their with the very best Metroland tracks. That said, the album is more instrumental based and acts as a soundtrack to the photographs that inspired the music, so a pure partnership between music and photography.

Also worth mentioning is the album comes with a 24 page booklet that includes the photographs that inspired the project as well as the band talking about the creative side of making the album.

A fantastic addition to the Metroland music library 9/10

.......If that wasn't enough you can also get hold of a very limited edition CD called "Pictures To Listen To", this features the very best of Metroland, so good, I would only change one track on the compilation. It is worth having for the track "Pictures To Listen To" alone, however, it also includes the extended version of "Man In A Frame" as well as the B Side "F-8", the only place you will find those tracks on CD.

Classics such as "The Passenger", "Cube", "Enjoying The View", "Zeppelin" and "Thalys" are included as well as 2 of my personal favourite album tracks, "Quo Vadis" and "Utopia".

This CD features 16 tracks in all and Alfa Matrix have a very limited amount of these available.

This compilation is carefully put together and a real treat for anybody into electronic music 10/10

The album "Men In A Frame" on CD is available from the Alfamatrix store here:

http://alfa-matrix-store.com/metroland-men-in-a-frame-CD

The Digital Download version is available from Bandcamp, with a bonus mix here:

https://alfamatrix.bandcamp.com/album/men-in-a-frame-bandcamp-exclusive-bonus-track-version

You can get a copy of the Compilation CD, "Pictures To Listen To", which is available now, from Alfa Matrix here:

http://alfa-matrix-store.com/metroland-pictures-to-listen-to

Metroland are on Facebook here:

https://www.facebook.com/metrolandmusic

Friday, 13 April 2018

WLR's Top 30 Vinyl 12 Inch Singles Of The 80s (Part 2) Show

Part 2 of our countdown of our 30 favourite vinyl 12 Inch singles from the 80s is now out.


Enjoy this wonderful collection of songs in the 80s 12 inch format, it is a collection that holds special memories for us and I'm sure for the listener too.

Listen to the show on Mixcloud here

Listen to the show on Hearthis.at here

No playlist for this show as it is a chart run down show.

If you missed part 1 you can listen to that show on Mixcloud here

or on Hearthis.at here

Monday, 9 April 2018

Maximum 80s (Volume 58)

White Lion Radio have released Edition 58 of Maximum 80s.

This is a series of shows that feature nothing but the very best in 1980s 12 Inch Singles.

The biggest hits on the biggest format from a classic decade......the 1980s.


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Track List

Ultravox - Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (Extended)
DeBarge - Rhythm Of The Night (Long Version)
Duran Duran - Is There Something I Should Know (Monster Mix)
Alison Moyet - Is This Love (L.A. Extended Mix)
Erasure - It Doesn't Have To Be Like That (The Boop Oopa Doo Mix)
The Specials - Ghost Town (Extended Version)
Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free (12 Inch Extended M&M Mix)
Bryan Ferry - Slave To Love (Special 12 Inch Remix)
Thompson Twins - (Bigger & Better) Lies
Debbie Gibson - Only In My Dreams (Extended Vocal Club Mix)

Thursday, 5 April 2018

New Sector One Album "Telecommunication" Reviewed

Sector One, who are from Sweden have just released their new album "Telecommunication" on the
Plonk Music Label.

Sector One is the project name Roland Snickars, who is from Stockholm, in Sweden, uses and
originally started making music under that name in the late 1980s, releasing several albums and EPs.


The first track on the new album is the title track and what a way to introduce the album, vocoded vocals and superb Bass parts and sequencers join forces with warm synth sounds and wonderful choir chords, excellent use of phone sound effects, one of the best tracks I have heard in a long time and I was delighted to be asked by Roland to make a video for the song (link to the video can be found below), it of course tells the story of how we communicate and interact with each other. The track
blends into Part 2 of the song, which continues like an extended 80s 12 inch single, with added synth lines and pads, an excellent way to develop the track, across 2 parts we have 11 minutes of pure electronica that Kraftwerk themselves would be proud of.

"I Hear Voices" originally featured on the Plonk compilation "We Are Machine Pop 3" in a slighly longer format. The introduction is very Kraftwerk, with superb use of pads and choir sounds, working alongside the warm sequencer patterns, it's quite an upbeat track, the sequencer parts that kick in around the 1 min 40 sec mark are simply fantastic and are what makes the track, it drives the last half of the song, It reminded me of a Science Fiction theme tune, another great track.

"A Little Melody" is an outstanding track, superbly crafted sequencers that really are the focal point of the song, strong bass-line and rhythm that hold the track together perfectly, with a sprinkling of synth sounds, vocoded vocals and melodies. This is another song that could easily have been written by Kraftwerk.

Next we have a song devoted to the inventor of Morse code "Samuel F.B. Morse" and what a tribute it is to the man. I once again love the choir chords that introduce the track along with actual morsecode samples, we then get a spoken history of Morse Code, also against the haunting Choir chords which are really effective. The melody line in the track is simple, but my word, does it pack a punch, it sounds beautiful. This alongside "Telecommunication" are my favourite tracks on the album, quite simply it is a masterpiece.

Next we have another track I am familiar with "Kommunikation", which appeared on the "We Are
Machine Pop 2" compilation. A very melodic track set against haunting strings and choir sounds, again fantastic Bass-Line and sequencers on the track, excellent use of Vocoders and voice samples as well. Quite a lot of layers to this song and I like the way it develops.

"Can Machines Be Sad?", of course they can! That said, this has upbeat overtones and has well crafted melody lines. Roland has replicated sounds similar to what you hear on Kraftwerk's "Pocket calculator" to great effect. Fantastic beat on this song too, excellent use of effects on the vocals. First half is, as I say, quite upbeat, and midway through the song the sad elements take centre stage, before the last section brings us back to uplifting "pop". A well crafted track.

The album closes with the track "The Comminucations Satellite", heavily dominated by the rhythm section before we are treated to the melodic parts that glue the track together, Roland is not only good at creating brilliant sequencer parts, he is also very clever at generating melodies, that is evident throughout the whole album. Definitely the most uplifting track on the album. A perfect way to close the album

It should not be underestimated how importnat the Plonk Music Label is on the independent Electronic Music scene, they are home to some wonderful talent, in addition to Sector One they also have on their roster, Datapop, Neon, Deutsche Bank, Maschine Brennt, Unisonlab, Kevin Lux and Kretz. Already in recent months we have seen brilliant albums released on CD by Datapop, Maschine Brennt and Unisonlab and this album fits nicely alongside those.

This is undoubtably Roland's finest piece of work to date, a flawless piece of work and is an album you really must invest in, you won't be disappointed 10/10

You can purchase the album from Bandcamp here, the digital download also includes the HD video of the title track by Gary Hunter:

https://sector-one.bandcamp.com/album/telecommunication

Sector One can be found on Facebook here:

https://www.facebook.com/Oldschoolsynth/

The video for the title track "Telecommunication can be found on Youtube here:

https://youtu.be/txqaaqDkuHM

Find out more about the artists on the Plonk Music Label here:

http://plonk.nu/

WLR's Top 30 Vinyl 12 Inch Singles Of The 80s (Part 1) Show

Part 1 of our countdown of our 30 favourite vinyl 12 Inch singles from the 80s is now out.


Enjoy this wonderful collection of songs in the 80s 12 inch format, it is a collection that holds special memories for us and I'm sure for the listener too.

Listen to the show on Mixcloud here

Listen to the show on Hearthis.at here

No playlist for this show as it is a chart run down show.

Part 2 will be released next week.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

New Kevin Lux Album Reviewed

The new Kevin Lux album "2 xuLniveK" is a much darker sounding album that his previous album "Autonomatik", with much darker theme's.


"in" introduces us to the album with it's Numanesque pad lead, a track that wouldn't be out of place on his album "The Pleasure Principle". "Dark Matter" has much deeper overtones and edges towards techno & Dance, a throbbing beat with synthetic noises and speech. "Fear The Death" is quite interesting, great use of pad sounds over a minimalistic rhythm section, in fact the track in general is quite minimal and hypnotic.

The longest track on the album is "Living In My Shadow", which is 7 1/2 minutes long, I really like the bass-line and use of sequencer parts on this track, could very easily be used as part of a film soundtrack, a good solid dance beat too, the track gradually builds up to quite a dramatic finish, one of my favourite tracks on the album.

"Usher" has a beautiful string/pad intro then a rhythm, which is not too disimilar to the one on Numan's "I Nearly Married A Human", a very atmospheric track, the vocoded vocals make the track sound quite disturbing, I mean that in a good way, it adds to the dynamics of the track. "Klywheel" is next which has some very effective voice samples set against a four to the floor beat and some excellent sequencer patterns, this is a track that has really grown on me. "Embalm" is a strange one, slowed down vocals, sounds like something from a horror film, it certainly gave me the creeps! Very minimalistic, mainly the vocals and beat with the odd synth sound and synth noise punctuating the minimal backdrop. Probably my least favourite track on the album.

"Ghosts" is quite upbeat, a very "Kraftwerk" rhythm section and I really like the synths on this one, excellent bass sounds and sequenced parts. The string sound in the last third of the song is wonderful and very effective over the main layers of the track, good use of vocoded vocals as well. This is my favourite track on the album. Next we have "False Prophets", plenty of different voice samples on this one, the song really comes to life around the 2 1/2 minute mark when the sequencers and more melodic parts kick in, very minimal drums on this song, overall it sounds quite eerie.

"Inferno" is an excellent track and a contender for best track on the album, strong rhythm and pulsing bass sounds, well constructed sequencers and the signature Pad sound from Kevin, something he uses to great effect. Probably the most commercial sounding track on the album, I really like it.

"Matter Dark", deep pad sounds and sequenced patterns are the order of the day on this track, it has an industrial feel to it, quite haunting too, the album closes with the track "Out", which like the albums opening track gives centre stage to the "Numan" synthpad lead and acts as an outro for the album.

One of the most interesting albums I have listened too and reviewed, takes a bit to get into but patience does pay off in the end, it is very different to what you would normally expect to hear from a Kevin Lux album, it would certainly sound effective, and atmospheric, listening to the album in a dark room, something I must try!

It is different as I say but worth checking out. 8/10

Monday, 2 April 2018

Rubik's 80s Mix (Volume 58)

Edition #58 of Rubik's 80s Mix is now out on White Lion Radio.


This a series of shows that includes the very best in 80s music all in one continuous mix.

The biggest hits from the greatest decade in music history!

A show guaranteed to bring back so many happy memories!

Listen to the show on Mixcloud here

Listen on Hearthis.at here

Full Playlist

Modern Romance - Best Years Of Our Lives
Blancmange - Blind Vision
Fine Young Cannibals - Blue
Jimmy Somerville Ft June Miles-Kingston - Comment Te Dire Adieu
Alphaville - Forever Young
Dollar - Hand Held In Black And White
Toyah - It's A Mystery
Bananarama - Shy Boy
New Order - Temptation
Howard Jones - What Is Love?
Martha And The Muffins - Echo Beach
Icehouse - Hey Little Girl
Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
Duran Duran - Union Of The Snake
Wham! - Wake Me Up before You Go-Go

Saturday, 31 March 2018

New Video For The Sector One Track "Telecommunication"

We are delighted to present the promo video for the Sector One track "Telecommunication" by Gary Hunter.



This is the title track from the new Sector One album "Telecommunication".


Heavily influenced by Kraftwerk this album is a stunning piece of work.

The album is available as a Digital Download in various formats from Bandcamp, the release also includes the promo video of "Telecommunication". It has been released on the Plonk Music label.

Find out more about Sector One here
Find out more about the Plonk Music label here 
You can read a full review on the album by the Brighton And Hove Newspaper here

Friday, 30 March 2018

Day 30 - White Lion Radio's Favourite Vinyl 12 Inch Singles From The 80s

Day 30

Our final selection in our favourite 80s 12 Inch Vinyl Singles, next week we will be releasing a 2 part show counting down our chart for the Top 30 Vinyl 80s 12 Inch Singles.

Please not the records are not in the order of how we have featured them on our blog, so it will be a nice surprise to hear our countdown!


The Assembly - Never Never (Extended Version)

If there is one person that has a profound effect on me where music is concerned, it has to be Vince Clarke, a genius at creating catchy, melodic synthpop songs.

It is no surprise to see Vince featured with 3 tracks in this Top 30 feature, with 3 separate projects, Yazoo, Erasure and the short lived The Assembly.

The Assembly only released one single and that is the achingly beautiful “Never Never”, which features Feargal Sharkey on vocals, a perfect partnership for this particular track. Again I think this is another timeless masterpiece, still refreshing to listen to after all these years. A perfect blend of electronics and acoustic guitar, something Vince is very good at.

The A Side features an extender version of “Never Never”, which has a running time of nearly 6 minutes, whilst on the B Side, we have an extender version of the track “Stop/Start”, an instrumental gem, which features the Casio VL-Tone 1 calculator/music instrument, now seen as a classic little keyboard, I bought one when it came out and still have it!

The single was released in October 1983 and reached number 4 in the UK Singles chart.

12 INCH VINYL TRACK LISTING

A1 Never Never (Extended Version) 5:53
B1 Stop/Start (Extended Version) 4:22

You can actually get a used copy of the Vinyl 12 Inch Single from Amazon for just over £4, which is a bargain, it is available here:

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Day 29 - White Lion Radio's Favourite Vinyl 12 Inch Singles From The 80s

Day 29


Heaven 17 - Let Me Go (12 Inch Extended Version)

Heaven 17 have always been a bit hit and miss for me, their debut album had some good songs on it, but the album “The Luxury Gap” was on another level, beautifully produced and quality tracks from start to finish, the jewel in the crown is undoubtedly the single “Let Me Go” and the 12 Inch Vinyl version extends the track perfectly, with that instantly recognizable Bass-Line, quite possibly one of the greatest ever Bass riffs from the 80s, it is what made the song.

The A Side of the vinyl 12 Inch featured the extended version of “Let Me Go”, which had a running time of just over 6 minutes, the B Side, disappointingly featured just an instrumental version of “Let Me Go”. They’ve never been a band that does proper B Sides for some strange reason.

It was released in 1982 and unbelievably only reached Number 41 in the UK Singles chart, which I find astounding. 

12 INCH VINYL TRACK LISTING

A1 Let Me Go (Extended Version) 6:14
B1 Let Me Go (Instrumental) 4:54

You can find the 12 Inch version of “Let Me Go” on this edition of “The Luxury Gap”, which also features some of the other 12 inch mixes that were released, for under £6 from Amazon here:

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Day 28 - White Lion Radio's Favourite Vinyl 12 Inch Singles From The 80s

Day 28


OMD - (Forever) Live And Die (Extended Mix)

OMD are one of my favourite bands of all time and their singles Discography is very impressive, out of nearly 40 singles released there are only, probably, 3 or 4 of them I dislike, so it was a very difficult choice to pick one 12 Inch Vinyl Single for this feature, “Tesla Girls”, “Secret” and “Dreaming” would all have been worthy of inclusion, but I have gone for the track “(Forever) Live And Die”, a track sung by Paul Humphreys.

I think this is a track that has firmly stood the test of time.

On the vinyl 12 Inch format, the A Side features an Extended Remix by Tom Lord-Alge which has a running time of almost 6 minutes. The B Side featured the 7 Inch version as well as the non album B side “This Town”, OMD have always featured excellent tracks as B Sides and “This Town” is no exception.

An interesting fact is that the original 12 Inch that was to be released and featured an extended mix by John Tokes" Potoker, but was withdrawn as the band didn’t like the mix, a few copies were sold by record shops, so if you have a copy, it is collectable, sadly I wasn’t one of the lucky ones to grab this Vinyl 12 Inch.

The single is taken from the disappointing album “The Pacific Age” and is undoubtedly the best track on the album, it was released in 1986 and reached Number 11 in the UK Singles chart, it also did well in America, reaching Number 19.
 

12 INCH VINYL TRACK LISTING

A1 (Forever) Live And Die (Extended Remix) 5:50
B1 (Forever) Live And Die (7 Inch Version) 3:36
B2 This Town 3:44

You can actually get hold of a used copy of the Vinyl 12 Inch for under £5 from Amazon here