LLOYD COLE – modular synthesizer
Born in 1961 in Buxton, England, Lloyd Cole established himself as one of the most articulate and acute songwriters of the post-punk era, through both his lauded work fronting Lloyd Cole and the Commotions and his more eclectic solo efforts. In 1987 he disbanded the Commotions and moved to New York City to establish himself as a solo performer. After a songwriting and performing career of many twists and turns he released a very surprising electronic record, Selected Studies, Vol. 1 in March 2013 with the Krautrock legend Hans-Joachim Roedelius. It received favourable reviews and kick-started another unique chapter in Cole’s distinguished career. The following year he curated Kollektion 02, a retrospective compilation of Roedelius’s music. In 2015, Cole released 1D Electronics 2012-2014, a collection of solo modular synthesizer experiments originally recorded for his collaboration with Roedelius.