These three New Wave/New Romantic tracks from the 1980s influenced me and inspired me to create electronic music. While there are many more obvious choices I could have included (Depeche Mode, New Order, and Tears for Fears), these songs embody everything about electronica that appeals to me, even if the tracks themselves aren't electronic. This… Continue reading Songwriting Tips from 3 Influential New Wave Tracks
The British dance music duo of Phil and Paul Hartnoll, who came to be known as Orbital, were critically and commercially successful in the dance music movement of the 1990s -- and famed for their live improvisation during their gigs. But listening to their studio tracks taught me some important lessons. One track in particular "The Box" encapsulates these lessons in a single tune.
Mosaic is one of those paradigm-shifting tunes for me. Being exposed to it in my 1st year of college, back in the smog of 1989, changed my perception of what could be done on an electronic device