Two shows this weekend on Friday and Saturday. Two chances to catch us. Both in Camden. Both brilliant nights.
FRIDAY @ BARFLY. 49 Chalk Farm Road. Free gig supporting Hexicon’s album launch in one of Camden’s best venues. We’re on downstairs at 8.30 for a half hour set
SATURDAY @ PROUD. The Stables Market, NW1 8AH. Playing the presitigious Be.At night with May 68 who are fresh back from Glastonbury and releasing tunes with Kitsune. Great soundsystem, crowd and headline band.
Thepleasuresofelectricity signs off with a great tune. Thanks for so much good music - anyone into electronic sounds should check this blog out. Here’s the final post in full.
"Thanks to everyone that’s followed, read, listened, liked, and reblogged. I started this project to showcase electronic music I’ve loved over the years. I wanted to pull tracks from a wide variety of genres (maybe too wide), over multiple decades. I hope you’ve discovered a few new-to-you tracks and bands. Somewhere around posting 40 I decided I would wrap things up at number 100, so I’m pretty pleased to have made it to 88. That’s longer than any of my previous blogging projects have lasted. But I think I’ve reached a good stopping point; it’s more difficult for me to find tracks I have much new to say about, and I don’t want to start repeating myself.
Speaking of repeating myself, I notice I’ve mentioned Kraftwerk eleven times, but never posted a Kraftwerk track. That’s something that absolutely needed to be remedied before wrapping up. Some people were dubious when Kraftwerk released the Catalogue box set with no new or unreleased material, excluding the pre-Autobahn releases, redesigning many of the sleeves, and reverting Electric Café back to its original title, Techno-Pop. The idea that once an act releases music it becomes owned by the fans has never sat well with me. I don’t have to like everything George Lucas did to Star Wars, but it’s his life work and I fully defend his right to continue to alter and present it as he sees fit. Changes don’t magically wipe out my memories. Kraftwerk didn’t force me to destroy any previous copies of their albums I owned. I saw them in concert a few ago and it became very clear to me, with the old a new material combined, updated arrangements, and new visuals, that they’ve been continually adding to one long art project for thirty years. The project is theirs to continually re-mix, re-interpret, and re-curate. It’s art non-stop.”