Pete’s Blog (Part 1) – On the Wire Re-release [April 2019]

Pete’s Blog – On The Wire (Part 1) – The Music

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Artwork redesigned by Cheri Freund

It seems hard to believe that the ‘On The Wire‘ album is approaching it’s 9th birthday and that many of the songs on the album began to form over ten years ago. This was a new situation for us as we had to write an entire album from scratch whereas ‘Stateless‘ had been a collection of tracks from our work as Alien Six Productions and several had dated from as early as 2005.

Without knowing it we had started in January 2009 when we were given a tight deadline to complete a bonus track for the ‘Submission‘ single which was due for imminent release. Shaun Brooks from our label Toffeetones was insistent that we should have a decent ‘b-side’ to break up the various remixes for this release. Having just finished ‘Stateless’, we scoured the hard drive for anything that we thought might be usable. We found a basic demo of ‘No Time For Fighting‘ which seemed to have some merit, particularly the chant type chorus. We then spent several Continue reading “Pete’s Blog (Part 1) – On the Wire Re-release [April 2019]” »

Electronic North – Smoke and Mirrors (album review)

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Written by Jason Pearson – Reviewer / Music Blogger at Electronic North [Jan 2017]

You know those comments you get on YouTube video, when someone posts ‘they don’t make music like this anymore’? Well, yes they do and Tenek deliver the proof.

Tenek are able to take a mixture of all the best bits of chart toppers from a fertile period in Western pop (the mid 80’s), while completely refusing to indulge in cheese, irony, nostalgia or any retro cliches. It is modern and very forward looking.  Pure power pop delivered with outstanding contemporary production and mixing. Continue reading “Electronic North – Smoke and Mirrors (album review)” »