Feb 2018 15

We have added Spotify playlists to our Best of 2017 lists – check them out.

Soundtrack composer Jóhann Jóhannsson dead at 48
Feb 2018 12

The award-winning Icelandic composer and piano, organ and synthesizer player passed away on Friday, February 9 in Berlin. [more...]

Psyche fans want it darker – interview
Feb 2018 10

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Mystery Hotel” and way beyond 35 years as an artist, Darrin Huss of Canadian “poppy” darkwavers Psyche summarizes a long-lasting career and promises a new Psyche album in due time.

We have written about these Canadian-German veterans several times before and won’t bore you with the basics. We met a cheerful Darrin before his show at Hafenklang Goldener Salon in Hamburg to talk about everything from being a cult band to the progression of the Psyche sound over the years. [more...]

Feb 2018 09

Kraftwerk (3D), Einstürzende Neubauten and Thåström are just three of the artists heading for Copenhagen’s Haven Festival. [more...]

Feb 2018 09

We update our Scandinavian live guide On Stage on a daily basis. Check out new additions like Kraftwerk, Einstürzende Neubauten, Blancmange and Juno Reactor.

Electronic Winter – Musikens Hus – Gothenburg – January 27 2018 – gallery
Feb 2018 09

Release shot some pictures of Marsheaux, Solar Fake, Nattskiftet and She Past Away at the last Electronic Winter festival in Gothenburg. Browse a photo gallery with comments below. [more...]

Veterans Kirlian Camera aim at the futuristic and dramatic – interview
Feb 2018 05

“What we call ‘sky’ could be a hall of mirrors. What we call ‘moon’ could not be a real body. A new universe is emerging, showing the need for a new human mind”. The Italian astrophysicist Giuliana Conforto conclude that the moon is merely a hologram of the Earth, possibly an alien construct, and is the inspiration behind the title of the new album by long-lived Italians Kirlian Camera. Six years after their latest album release, they are back with the grandiose electropop release of “Hologram Moon”, involving collaborative work with Covenant singer Eskil Simonsson.

In Jimi Nilsson’s Release interview with Elena Alice Fossi and founding member Angelo Bergamini we learn about the ideas behind the band, collaborations, how to be considered non-Italians on the Italian alternative scene and being a survivor in a music industry fraught with digital disruption. [more...]

Feb 2018 05

Though the Grammys 2018 featured all of the acts you might typically consider as winners of such awards, there were actually, and maybe surprisingly, some Release-worthy winners. [more...]

The first taste from Chvrches’ new album
Feb 2018 05

The Scottish synthpop trio Chvrches have just released their new single “Get out”. Listen after the jump. [more...]

And the Manifest winner is…
Feb 2018 04

On Friday’s Manifest gala in Stockholm the best Swedish independent music of 2017 was awarded.  [more...]

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