In a surprising move, legendary Swedish musician Freddie Wadling (Blue for Two, Fläskkvartetten, Cortex, and old punk bands like Liket Lever and Leather Nun) has signed to Swedish synth label Progress Productions.
Dead Can Dance have announed a European tour in September and October. More will follow but so far dates in 16 countries are set and in some cases, ticket pre-sales have already started.
De/Vision’s new album will be called “Rockets & Swords” and the release date is set for August 24.
Imagine time travel back to a synth or goth event in Southern Sweden in the 80:s or 90:s. This is exactly what the organizers want to accomplish at a mini festival and party in Malmö on April 28.
If you are a nitpicker like me and actually enjoy reading the credit and production pages in booklets and press releases and have a genuine interest in electronic music the you will have read the name Gareth Jones several times. If not, you will most definitely have listened to music produced, mixed or engineered by him.
Gareth Jones is an English record producer mixer from London and during the eighties he was involved in making some of the most ground breaking electronic records and worked with artists such as Depeche Mode, Humpe Humpe, Thomas Fehlmann, Einstürzende Neubauten, Wire, Diamanda Galas, Erasure and Nick Cave. He started his music career as a trainee at the BBC, but is mostly self-taught, and was employed at the Pathway studio where he recorded and mixed the album “Metamatic” by John Foxx in 1980. Becoming a Berliner he spent many years as a resident producer at famed Hansa Studio recording and co-producing the Depeche Mode albums “Construction Time Again”, “Some Great Reward” and “Black Celebration”. He has been in the front line in terms of technical development and has made some pioneering work using digital equipment, especially the use of sampling. [more...]
Kraftwerk will perform the eight albums from “Autobahn” up to “Tour de France” live at New York’s Museum of Modern Arts, in the Donald B and Catherine C Marron Atrium. [more...]
Austria’s Mind.in.a.box has scheduled a remix album called “Revelations Club Mixes” for March 9 (Europe) and March 13 (rest of the World). Here is a YouTube teaser.
The brand new critically acclaimed Mind.in.a.box album “Revelations”, released 3 weeks ago, received an 8 in Release in our review.
Berlin label Out of Line hosts a 3-day festival in their hometown, at the K17 venue, on March 2-4.