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!! OMG, a Q&A with Wolfram !!

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Why is the best pop music often the most emotionally intense pop music? As artists like Pet Shop Boys and Robyn have demonstrated, there is sometimes no better way to express our most euphoric, wistful and lovelorn inner thoughts than by indulging in the electronic swirl of the synthesizer.

It’s this type of emotional undercurrent that makes the debut album by Wolfram Eckert so great. Featuring the unique vocal stylings of dance music luminaries like Hercules and Love Affair, DFA Records’ Holy Ghost!, ’90s Eurodance mainstay Haddaway and ’80s gay club fixture Paul Parker, the album is like a chronicle of Italo, Eurodance and synth pop’s past and future. To find out why Wolfram is so in love with synthesizers, we rang him up in New York a while back. Read the full interview after the jump!

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!! OMG, reliving this: Cookie Time !!


I cannot tell you how many times I watched Troop Beverly Hills as a kid…or how much I wished I was in Troop Beverly Hills. Camping was never so glamorous. Hair was never so teased. Oh, and in case you didn’t know, that’s Rilo Kiley’s Jenny Lewis mixed amongst the troopers. *I thought about making a “Cookies for Foxes” joke, and then abstained.

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!! OMGaga, the ‘Born This Way’ cover !!

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Behold — the cover for Lady Gaga‘s new album, Born This Way. Meh, I don’t love it. With all the unicorn buzz from the single cover art, I was hoping for something a lil’ more unicorny. Gaga as a unicorn maybe?

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