Hard rhythms from the North
Apr 2013 25

“Elements of Rage” is the title of the new album, coming this summer, from hard electronic band Tolchock from Sundsvall in Northern Sweden. The rhythmic and danceable “Down in the Hole” it the first single. [more...]

Apr 2013 25

Iceland’s Legend have released a video for their song “Benjamite Bloodline”.

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Time travel with Blancmange, Das Ich, Twice a Man and S.P.O.C.K
Apr 2013 22

Blancmange, Das Ich (pic), S.P.O.C.K, Twice a Man, Leaether Strip, Malaise, Neotek, Blipblop and Asfalt make up the line-up for Nostalgifesten #2, a one day nostalgia festival in Malmö on Saturday, April 27. We talked to Blancmange who are preparing a new, fifth album, S.P.O.C.K and one of the organizers. [more...]

Front Line Assembly goes “Echogenetic” in July
Apr 2013 15

After the excellent “Airmech” soundtrack, it seemed like we had a revitalized Front Line Assembly on our hands. The band went into the studio again to work on a new “proper” FLA album, and now we’re getting close to the result. Bill Leeb, Jeremy Inkel, Jared Slingerland and newcomers Craig Johnsen and Sasha Keevil all seem very excited by this release they’re calling “Echogenetic”, and are aiming for a July release. [more...]

Label portrait: Minimal Wave from New York
Apr 2013 15

Around 2005 I was really bored with electronic music. Nothing was new and exciting anymore and I just felt a need to explore and to find something new, something that reminded me of why I once became an electronic music fan. I discovered the New York based label Minimal Wave, which started to release old obscure tapes and giving them new life on thick vinyl. [more...]

Apr 2013 15

According to  a recent video where Vince Clarke interviews Andy Bell (“The Small Chair Interview”), the synthpop duo is working on a Christmas album due out this winter. They’re currently holed up in Vince’s studio in Brooklyn, New York, where they’ve been working on both their own Christmas songs, and some Christmas standards.

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Synthpop with Swedish lyrics from 047 side project Hjärta
Apr 2013 14

Sebastian Rutgersson and Peter Engström are so far perhaps more known under their 047 alias where they play a mix of synthpop and bitpop. Now they’ve started Hjärta (means heart in Swedish). [more...]

Bloc is back – at a converted warehouse in East London
Apr 2013 09

Bloc festival earlier this year announced 10 shows at a converted warehouse in East London, their first shows since the problems of the ill-fated Bloc Weekend 2012. [more...]

Apr 2013 09

As part of their 25th anniversary, the seminal ambient electronic band The Orb, performed live at Brixton Electric in London this past weekend. The current incarnation – Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann – performed a set of highlights from their first 2 albums “Adventures from Beyond the Ultraworld” and “U.F.Orb”. [more...]

Depeche Mode plan winter leg as we speak
Apr 2013 08

The winter leg of Depeche Mode’s “Delta Machine Tour” is taking shape as we speak. So far, the following dates have been released:

Belfast (November 11), Dublin (November 9), Amsterdam (December 7), Oslo (December 13) and Lodz (February 24). [more...]

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