ELECTRONIC SOUND launches on all platforms

Electronic Sound, a UK magazine app about electronic music, is now available on all tablets and smartphones, and can be read on desktop computers too. The title is also launching a new technical section, focusing on accessible and fun reviews of kit and tutorials for the keen synthesist.

Electronic Sound launched in March 2013 exclusively on the iPad and soon found a voracious international audience for its high quality mix of contemporary and heritage electronic music coverage. And now people with Android tablets, Android phones and iPhones can also enjoy the magazine.

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“When we first hit Apple’s Newsstand, we were soon bombarded with requests to make Electronic Sound available beyond the iPad,” says Electronic Sound co-founder Push. “It’s taken us a while, but we’re delighted that now anyone with an Android tablet or phone, or an iPhone, can enjoy Electronic Sound.”

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The magazine is also available on the cross-platform Readly app for tablets and phones, as well as a downloadable PDF version which can be read on any device or desktop/laptop machine. A free sampler of the magazine can be found on the Issuu platform, which can also be read on any device.

Electronic Sound launched with the remit to give music created with synthesisers, often ignored by club culture magazines, the kind of in-depth coverage usually reserved for revered rock acts. From Stockhausen to Kraftwerk, Gary Numan to Factory Floor, Electronic Sound seeks out the stories behind the classic electronic music of the past and what’s happening now.

Launched by veterans of the UK music press Push (ex-Melody Maker and the launch editor of Muzik) and Mark Roland (ex-Melody Maker, Muzik, Mixmag and The Face), Electronic Sound boasts a roster of committed high quality writers whose expertise and experience is unparalleled.

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