I read a lot of quotes regarding the current synth scene, saying it's either overcrowded or too many acts sound the same – How would you describe it?
Well, there are some who say there aren’t enough quality acts in that crowd. I see a resemblance to 1981 when there were an awful lot of underground synth acts finding their style, and their focus, and learning as they went. The scene is very healthy and through my involvement with the radio show and also Synthetic City Promotions, I can see what a treasure chest of talent there is. Because it is so easy to create and record the music these days, the down side is that some songs are released without the care, attention and technical finishing that they would have with a professional producer… but I am happy with, and enthused by, the strength and diversity of the current electronic scene. So some sound like their peers a little… that doesn’t bother me. If you go to a Depeche Mode or Ultravox gig the chances are you won’t meet the band… these new bands fill that gap nicely. It all goes in phases. Let the audiences decide.