Issue 46 & Vinyl Bundle
ISSUE 46 MAGAZINE & VINYL BUNDLE
In this months issue of Electronic Sound were talking revolution, the DIY revolution. Pinpointing the precise moment when recording music headed into the bedroom (clue: it was the appearance of the portastudio in the late 1970s), we talk pioneering spirit with the trailblazing Thomas Leer. Join us as he recalls his adventures in home recording alongside his old pal Robert Rental, and learn how the ability to release music into the wild suddenly ended up in the hands of everyone.
As always, we have a supporting cast to warm the cockles on a cold autumnal evening. We talk to the master of horror, Mr John Carpenter about his updated soundtrack to the new Halloween film, Gazelle Twin talks Brexit, Olafur Arnalds shows us his self-playing pianos (no, thats not a euphemism), the bloody amazing John Grant pops up to tell us about his bloody amazing new album
we really are spoiling you this issue.
EXCLUSIVE : THOMAS LEER / ROBERT RENTAL SEVEN-INCH
This months exclusive Electronic Sound seven-inch contains an unreleased track from ROBERT RENTALs recently unearthed batch of home recordings, plus a track taken from his friend and DIY recording exponent THOMAS LEERs most recent album Reaching Never Quite. Coinciding with the launch of an exhibition of the pairs work, this very special limited edition record is part of Electronic Sounds celebration of the DIY electronica boom of the late 1970s and 1980s.
Thomas Leers 1978 single Private Plane was part of the DIY Revolution, when home-studio recorded electronica started to infiltrate the indie charts. Leer, who went on to form Act with Propagandas Claudia Brücken in the late 1980s, is interviewed in this months Electronic Sound, and talks about his friendship with Robert Rental, who passed away in 2000. Rentals 1978 single Paralysis was another important release of 1978, and he went on to work with Daniel Miller on the extraordinary album Robert Rental And The Normal Live At West Runton Pavillion, released in 1980. He died in 2000, and only now is some of the unreleased material he recorded during his life seeing the light of day.