Joy Electric is a one-man electropop/synth pop group consisting of Ronnie Martin. The group started out in 1994, after the demise of Dance House Children, a band Ronnie was in with his brother Jason Martin of Starflyer 59. Starflyer 59 bass player Jeff Cloud joined Joy Electric from 1996 until 2002. Ronnie is currently solo again. ...show more
Joy Electric is a one-man electropop/synth pop group consisting of Ronnie Martin. The group started out in 1994, after the demise of Dance House Children, a band Ronnie was in with his brother Jason Martin of Starflyer 59. Starflyer 59 bass player Jeff Cloud joined Joy Electric from 1996 until 2002. Ronnie is currently solo again.
Having experimented with live shows, formed countless after-school bands, and recorded an album that was never to be released under the moniker Morella's Forest with Randy Lamb, Ronnie and his brother Jason found their way onto Michael Knott's fledgling label, Blonde Vinyl, with a dance album to produce, Songs and Stories. After buying an old Akai sampler and a few synthesizers, Ronnie began crafting his own spin-off of current electronic "club" music. Still working with his brother Jason, Ronnie's new band, Dance House Children, posited cold, hypnotic electronica against quaint, old-fashioned lyrics. After producing another album, Jesus, Dance House Children found Jason leaving to pursue his own musical endeavors, Starflyer 59.
With the help of a few friends, Ronnie turned from the club-oriented music to a more melodic, orchestrated sound. The range of instruments on his third album exploded, containing timpanis, Moog synthesizers, and far more exotic sounds than anything he had previously produced. It was evident that Martin was quickly moving beyond the level of pre-programmed keyboard sounds as he became more well-versed in the programming of his synthesizers. Rainbow Rider: Beautiful Dazzling Music No. ...show less
Albums & Singles by Joy Electric
Favorites At Play
My Grandfather, The Cubist
The Otherly Opus
The Ministry of Archers
The Magic Of Christmas
Tick Tock Treasury
The Art And Craft Of Popular Music
Legacy Vol. 1 The White Songbook
Children of the Lord/maxi sngl
The Land Of Misfits
We Are The Music Makers
Old Wives Tales - EP
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