The debut album from London-based composer and synthesiser enthusiast Alice Hubley - who records under the spacey-themed name Alice Hubble. Polarlichter, released on the Happy Robots label, takes inspiration from the whole history of electronic music, from modern acts like Jon Hopkins all the way back to Delia Derbyshire.
Hologram Teen is the new project of former Stereolab keyboard player Morgane Lhote. Marsangst/Hex These Rules mashes together motorik electronica and disco. Fans of acts such as Add N To X, Death In Vegas, Stereolab, Ghost Box Recordings, Deadmau5, Yello, ESG and French house are likely to dig this.
Taking influence from Bowie's Berlin period and '70s kraut-rock, Dublin's Magnetic Pets veer between near perfect synth pop and longer wig outs. They have plenty of celeb fans too - Kraftwerk's Wolfgang Flur collaborates here and OMD's Andy McCluskey and Visage's Rusty Egan are long term admirers.