Playing tracks by
Apoptygma Berzerk, Johan Baeckström, Battery Operated Orchestra, Beyond The Wizards Sleeve, Black Needle Noise with Kendra Frost and more.
Overall, 2016 was not a vintage year, but there were plenty of quality songs on offer throughout the year and a number were significantly outstanding.
Rounding down to a final 30 songs is always difficult and among the acts in the initial shortlist were ADAM IS A GIRL, BRIAN ENO, DELERIUM, EMIKA, KALEIDA, LADYHAWKE, METROLAND, PRESENCE OF MIND, REIN, FIFI RONG, SPRAY, WHITE LIES and the now disbanded ANALOG ANGEL.
After much deliberation and with a restriction of one song per artist moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 Songs of 2016 in alphabetical order…
(*) Please note that The Electricity Club staff picked Psyche's take on the Rational Youth track "Ring the Bells" from the Heresy: A Tribute to Rational Youth album. This tribute album, released by Cold War Night Life is only available in physical format (3LP+2CD) and it didn't arrive on time for the release of this review. The track "City of Night" by Machinista was chosen instead.