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Synthetic Dreams Podcast

Synthetic Dreams Podcast

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Welcome to Synthetic Dreams podcast. From well-known pioneers to exciting new artists, on this show I interview musicians from the electronic music world and beyond!
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Oliver Ackermann (A Place To Bury Strangers)
Oliver Ackermann (A Place To Bury Strangers)
My guest this week is Oliver Ackermann from New York City-based band, A Place To Bury Strangers The group's newly remastered reissue of their 2009 album,  Exploding Head, was released last month via Mute / BMG. Available on limited edition transparent double vinyl, transparent red single vinyl and as a deluxe 2CD package, the CD and digital formats include rarities, unreleased material and three blistering cover versions of tracks by Love & Rockets, 13th Floor Elevators and David Bowie. To order a copy of this fantastic album visit  https://shop.bingomerch.com/collections/a-place-to-bury-strangers
40:07
November 15, 2022
Paul Langley & Mark Radcliffe (UNE)
Paul Langley & Mark Radcliffe (UNE)
My guests this week - very special guests in fact - are DJ Paul Langley and radio DJ, author and broadcaster, Mark Radcliffe. This dynamic due make glorious electronic music under the guise, UNE We discuss, among other things, the making of their third album 'Deux',  live shows, David Bowie and the delights of the Scotch egg onion bhaji. YES, this really is thing! UNE are heading out on a UK tour next year with Turin Brakes.   For the full list of dates, visit https://www.unemusic.com
45:21
November 10, 2022
Mark Moore (S'Express)
Mark Moore (S'Express)
My guest this week is DJ and producer, Mark Moore.  Mark started his music career as a DJ in legendary club's Heaven and The Mud Club, playing all his favourite artists, but towards the late 80's he achieve massive success as an artist himself with the group S'Express. On the show, Mark speaks about making the first S'Express album, the early punk scene, what it was like working with one of his music heroes, the great and much-missed, Malcolm McLaren and talks about his brushes with fame  Some truly great stories in this episode 
46:60
November 04, 2022
Jon King (Gang Of Four)
Jon King (Gang Of Four)
My guest this week is Jon King, singer of legendary post-punk band, Gang Of Four. Gang Of Four's band's music was a big influence on alternative rock bands like R.E.M, Nirvana and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, as well as influencing electronic acts and dance-punk groups like LCD Soundsystem and the Rapture. Gang Of Four are one of my all-time favourite groups so it was a real honour to speak to this post-punk legend Gang of Four 77-81 (gangoffour7781.com)
39:59
November 01, 2022
Neil Arthur (Blancmange)
Neil Arthur (Blancmange)
My guest this week is Neil Arthur from legendary electronic act, Blancmange. On the show Neil talks about the recording of the new album ‘Private View’ making the iconic video for ‘Living On The Ceiling’ and his proudest moment, performing onstage with his son as the duo ‘Kincaid’.
49:29
October 20, 2022
JB Dunckel (Air)
JB Dunckel (Air)
An interview with electronic musician, Jean-Benoît Dunckel. We discuss his excellent new album 'Carbon', soundtrack work, and forthcoming projects.  JB is one half of legendary French electronic act, Air. You can purchase his new album at: https://jbdunckel.bandcamp.com
32:13
June 21, 2022
Hannah Peel
Hannah Peel
My guest this week is electronic musician, producer and Emmy-nominated composer Hannah Peel We discuss, amongst other things, her most recent work 'The Unfolding', an album she made with the Paraorchestra, which got to number one in the classical album charts a few weeks back. We talk about the making of her Mercury nominated album 'Fir Wave' and about other musicians Hannah has collaborated with over the years, including Ultravox legend, John Foxx. http://www.hannahpeel.com https://hannahpeelmusic.bandcamp.com
53:21
May 17, 2022
Alex Paterson (The Orb)
Alex Paterson (The Orb)
My guest this week is Alex Paterson from legendary electronic group, The Orb We discuss, amongst other things, recording the Roland & Albert Meet The Orb Upcountry in Uganda EP, which came out in March via Alex's record label, Orbscure, the 30th anniversary of seminal album, U.F. Orb, and recording the Metallic Spheres album with David Gilmour from Pink Floyd.  To keep up-to-date with future releases from Orbscure follow: https://www.facebook.com/Orbscure/ https://www.theorb.com Also check out Alex's weekly radio shows over at WNBC London - highly recommended! http://www.wnbc.london
39:15
May 10, 2022
Dom Beken
Dom Beken
My guest this week is the extremely talented electronic music, arranger and composer, Dom Beken Dom spoke to me about making albums with his good friend Alex Paterson from The Orb, as part of The Transit Kings and HFB, and also discusses working with legendary Pink Floyd drummer, Nick Mason. Dom is the keyboard player and backing vocalist for Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, which is also features Gary Kemp on guitar and Guy Pratt on bass. The band are currently touring the UK. I really enjoyed our discussion and hope to have Dom back on the show later this year For more information about Dom and his wonderful music career to date, check out his website: https://www.dombeken.com
37:12
April 26, 2022
Wayne Hussey (The Mission)
Wayne Hussey (The Mission)
My guest this week is Wayne Hussey from legendary band The Mission 
42:33
April 22, 2022
Andy Bell (Ride)
Andy Bell (Ride)
My guest this week is multi-talented musician, DJ and producer, Andy Bell We discuss life in lockdown, Ride, his latest GLOK album, Oasis and his plan to work with the other Andy Bell...Andy Bell from Eurasure : ) Andy's latest GLOK album, 'Pattern Recognition' is out now and I really can't recommend it enough! https://glok.bandcamp.com/album/pattern-recognition https://andybell.bandcamp.com/music
42:53
March 23, 2022
Mike Edwards (Jesus Jones)
Mike Edwards (Jesus Jones)
My guest this week is Mike Edwards from Jesus Jones  Jesus Jones had a string of top 20 hits in the early nineties, including a number two hit in the US with 'Right Here, Right Now'  The band are paying a few shows this year, including one with Utah Saints.  List of dates here: https://www.jesusjones.com/tour-dates For more info on the group, including links to Mike's book 'Death Threats From An 8 Year Old In The Seychelles', which we discuss in the episode, visit the following websites:  https://www.jesusjones.com https://www.jesusjonesarchive.info
42:47
March 18, 2022
Trentemøller
Trentemøller
My guest this week is Danish electronic musician, Trentemøller.  On the show we discuss his earliest musical influences, the music scene in Copenhagen when he started out, his love of Depeche Mode, and what it was like supporting them on their Delta world tour, plus the making of his new album 'Memoria', which came out last month. It really is a wonderful album and I really can't recommend it enough! He's heading out on a world tour later this months. For dates and ticket links check out his excellent website https://www.trentemoller.com
41:50
March 09, 2022
Jim Bob (Carter USM)
Jim Bob (Carter USM)
My guest this week is musician and author, Jim Bob.  Jim Bob formed Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine with Les 'Fruitbat' Carter back in 1987. The band enjoyed great success in the 1990's with many of their singles hitting the top 20 Jim Bob's latest record 'Who Do We Hate Today' is available to buy at www.jim-bob.co.uk  Lots of cool Carter USM merch available on there too You can also purchase the record over at www.cherryred.co.uk
54:58
March 02, 2022
Billy Currie (Ultravox)
Billy Currie (Ultravox)
My guest this week is multi-instrumentalist Billy Currie, best known for his work with the hugely influential new wave band, Ultravox Billy, who was also a member of Visage, spoke to me about the early days of Ultravox, performing at Live Aid and goes into fascinating detail about the recording of classic track 'Vienna' Check out Billy's excellent website here: https://www.billycurrie.com You can purchase some of Billy's solo records at https://burningshed.com just search for Billy Currie on the site
01:25:56
February 25, 2022
Adamski
Adamski
An interview with acid house legend and 90s chart topper, Adamski After a successful career as a acid house DJ in the late 80s, Adam enjoyed a string of top 20 hits under a new moniker, Adamski It was an absolute pleasure to speak to this legend of electronic music 
01:09:40
February 25, 2022
Gerald Casale (DEVO)
Gerald Casale (DEVO)
Another chance to listen to my interview with the multi-talented musician  - and wine maker - Gerald Casale from legendary new-wave band, Devo. One of my all-time favourite bandsAmazing to think that Casale's career spans more than 40 years - and he's still producing excellent music.....and wine! It was  an absolute joy and honour to speak to him for the 20th episode  
41:17
February 24, 2022
Caroline Catz
Caroline Catz
For this weeks episode I speak to Caroline Catz, actor, director and writer of Delia Derbyshire: The Myths & The Legendary Tapes.
38:57
February 24, 2022
Steve Davis
Steve Davis
My guest this week is former world snooker champion, Steve Davis. Since retiring from the sport in 2016, Steve now makes excellent electronic music with musical partner, Kavus Torabi, in the group The Utopia Strong.  I really can't recommend their debut album enough -  it's well worth checking out. Looking forward to hearing album number two, whenever that's released.
56:35
February 24, 2022
Hans-Joachim Roedelius (Cluster / Harmonia)
Hans-Joachim Roedelius (Cluster / Harmonia)
For this weeks show I spoke to legendary German musician and composer, Hans-Joachim Roedelius. Roedelius has had a long and varied music career. In 1971 he co-founded Cluster with Dieter Moebius, and in 1973 Roedelius and Moebius formed Harmonia with Michael Rother,  a previous guest on the  Synthetic Dreams Podcast. His music has influenced countless musicians, including David Bowie and Brian Eno, who worked with Cluster in 1977 for the album, Cluster and Eno. It was a real honour to speak to such an icon of electronic music.
29:00
February 24, 2022
Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins)
Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins)
My guest this week is the multi-talented singer, songwriter and composer, Tom Bailey  Tom, founding member and singer of popular 80s pop band Thompson Twins, spoke to me about the group's early days, performing with Nile Rodgers and Madonna at Live Aid, playing Top Of The Pops and the time he supported David Bowie. Some really great stories in this episode. Tom still enjoys playing live as a solo artist and recently supported The Human League on a massive UK arena tour. These performances from Tom and his band were amazing!  Please visit Tom's visit to keep updated on future shows and record releases. http://thompsontwinstombailey.co.uk
49:15
February 19, 2022
Darryl McDaniels (Run-DMC)
Darryl McDaniels (Run-DMC)
My guest this weeks is Darryl McDaniels from legendary hip-hop group, Run-DMC We talked about Darryl's excellent new children's book 'Darryl's Dream', the early days of Run-DMC, making the video for 'Ghostbusters' and about the Felix Organisation, a charity that Darryl and casting directer, Sheila Jaffe set up back in 2006. The charity provides opportunities and memorable experiences for children in adoption and foster care, the work they do is simply amazing!  After listening to this episode, check out the following songs and videos that we discuss on the podcast  - your eyes and ears will thank you for it! 'Ghetto Metal' by Darryl 'DMC' Mc Daniels -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELaDL4UuM00 'Ghostbusters' by Run-DMC - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYrQmLuoCL4 'Walk This Way' by Run-DMC - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B_UYYPb-Gk You can purchase a copy of Darry's Dream here: https://www.amazon.com/Darryls-Dream-Darryl-DMC-McDaniels/dp/0593487745 Big thanks go to Chris Ibbott for supplying music for the show 
01:02:21
February 11, 2022
Public Service Broadcasting
Public Service Broadcasting
An inerview with J. Willgoose, Esq from Public Service Broadcasting whose latest album 'Bright Magic' hit number 2 in the UK album charts in 2021
24:42
February 03, 2022
Sonic Boom (Spaceman 3)
Sonic Boom (Spaceman 3)
Interview with Pete Kember (aka Sonic Boom)
54:37
February 03, 2022
Daniel Miller and Gareth Jones
Daniel Miller and Gareth Jones
This episode features a conversation with Mute Records founder, and electronic music legend, Daniel Miller and Depeche Mode producer Gareth Jones. The pair speak to me about their latest record, 
31:47
January 27, 2022
Andrew Fearn (Sleaford Mods)
Andrew Fearn (Sleaford Mods)
My guest this week is Andrew Fearn from popular electronic, post-punk duo Sleaford Mods 
39:42
January 24, 2022
Steven Malinder (Cabaret Voltaire)
Steven Malinder (Cabaret Voltaire)
My guest for this episode is Steven Mallinder, founding member of legendary electronic group, Cabaret Voltaire
54:38
January 24, 2022
Youth
Youth
For this weeks episode I spoke to award winning record producer and Killing Joke bass player, Youth
01:05:46
January 21, 2022
Jez Utah (Utah Saints)
Jez Utah (Utah Saints)
An interview with Jez Willis from Utah Saints 
38:44
January 21, 2022
Andy McCluskey (OMD)
Andy McCluskey (OMD)
For this weeks episode I was delighted to be joined by Andy McCluskey from legendary band Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
30:01
January 21, 2022
Graham Massey (808 State)
Graham Massey (808 State)
Interview with Graham Massey from 808 State 
01:25:20
January 21, 2022
Paul Hartnoll (Orbital)
Paul Hartnoll (Orbital)
For this episode I had the pleasure of speaking to Paul Hartnoll from legendary electronic act Orbital. Paul, who formed Orbital back in 1989 with his brother Phill, spoke to me about the soundtrack he made for the British thriller 'Concrete Plans', his memories playing Top Of The Pops and the time he nearly killed, not one, but TWO members of the Radiophonic Workshop. 
39:50
January 21, 2022
Micheal Rother (NEU! / Harmonia)
Micheal Rother (NEU! / Harmonia)
Another chance to listen to the very first episode featuring an interview with the wonderful Michael Rother who was a member of one of the most influential bands of all-time, Neu! Michael's, who was also in an early line-up of Kraftwerk, spoke to me about his fascinating musical career.  Michael's excellent new album  'As Long As The Light' which he made with multi-talented musician Vittoria Maccabruni, is out now on Groenland Records  
01:00:05
January 21, 2022