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Sonic Adventures // Kite, imi & Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

Nov. 1, 2019

Welcome to Sonic Adventures, a journey through the past, present and future of electronic music. Together, ditto founder Mike Wilson and his fellow audio astronaut Chi Ming Lai, music writer at The Electricity Club, take you through what you should be listening to right now.

Chi’s playlist this week is, as always, music to our ears:

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, the experimental electronic group formed in Merseyside in 1978. Could this be the only band to be more Kraftwerk than Kraftwerk themselves?

We take a sonic ride to Scandinavia listening to two tracks from Swedish synth-pop duo Kite. Can you imagine if Ennio Morricone did soundtracks for Nordic Noir? That is Kite in a nutshell.
Looking into music future, we have imi. With swooping vocals and seductive synth-pop sounds, we discuss why her classical training and human league inspired vibe has led her to release one of the most promising tracks of the year.

If you want to get down to see imi live, she is opening The Electricity Club’s 006 event at London Electro works on Saturday 30th November. Tickets are available here: https://billetto.co.uk/e/tec-006-with-rein-se-komputer-imi-tickets-381506?fbclid=IwAR3DQlytyhRxa_KXQ6y5Ry8xc47yAQfo-oUQt_DvUjTe5TGJrbopgRBBBQA


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