Geoff’s Blog – On the Wire Re-release [April 2019]

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Artwork redesigned by Cheri Freund

I remember “On the Wire” came together pretty quickly and contained a lot of influences – Nine Inch Nails, Nitzer Ebb, Cabaret Voltaire, Thomas Dolby, Ultravox to name a few.

My Waldorf Blofeld was used a lot throughout the album. I bought it to use live when touring with Mesh. It’s a small unit, but has a massive sound and the wavetable type synthesis gave the sounds a nice edge. Which I don’t doubt added to the 80’s vibe that runs throughout this album.

Anyway, I thought I’d dig out the old hard drive that all the album files reside on and make a few notes for each track… Continue reading “Geoff’s Blog – On the Wire Re-release [April 2019]” »

Stargazer: De/Vision Fanzine – Interview with Tenek [Feb 2017]

tenek chat about their experiences with the well-known German band and friends De/Vision. – Written by Susanne Schaller / Stargazer

“Hey Pete and Geoff. Thank you very much for taking the time to give Stargazer the Interview with you.

Geoff:  You’re very welcome. Thank you for your interest in the world of Tenek!

First of all How are you?

Geoff: Very well, thank you. I’m keeping myself busy writing music for TV/Film and some other music projects in between Christmas shopping!

Most of us should know you well since you were the Chosen band for the 25 Years Tour of De/Vision. So how did that all came that you supported De/Vision the first time?

Pete: We were asked to be special guests by De/Vision who we’d played our first overseas gig with at the PLUSWELT Festival in 2009 where they very kindly lent us a rather fab EMAX keyboard to use on stage. Very kind of them as we didn’t know them then! They were very friendly and helpful which we really appreciated!

What things did change since that first support tour?

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Guest Blogger: Sam Morrison [Nov 2016]

Guest Blogger, Sam Morrison talks about his inspiration for creating the remix of Tenek‘s, “Imitation Of Life – Pale Imitation Mix.

Remixing as a bad pun

When part of your MO for doing a remix is what kind of terrible pun you can make in the title, it can sometimes be hard to remember which came first. Did I call it the “Pale Imitation Mix” because I’d decided to do a remix inspired by the minimalist electro/industrial of Nine Inch Nail’s ‘Hesitation Marks’, or did I decide to do a minimalist electro/industrial remix because “Pale Imitation mix” was just way too good a play on the title for me to ignore? Continue reading “Guest Blogger: Sam Morrison [Nov 2016]” »