New Apoptygma Berzerk album in the making; EP in 4 days
Aug 2013 05

August 9 is the digital release date for the new Apoptygma Berzerk EP “Major Tom”. “Major Tom (Coming Home)” is a Peter Schilling cover from 1983 that has been played live for some time. [more...]

New OMD single references 7 Edward Hopper titles
Jul 2013 31

The third single off OMD’s 2013 album “English Electric” will be “Night Café”. Together with remixes and extra songs (including the brand new “Kill Me”), the single will be released by 100% Records on September 9. [more...]

Jul 2013 31

Cevin Key (Skinny Puppy) and Ryan Moore (ex-The Legendary Pink Dots) team up as Dubcon for an 12 track October album called “U.F.O. Pon di Gullyside” (Metropolis). [more...]

Jul 2013 30

New Depeche Mode dates have started to pop up: Malmö (Sweden) on December 9, Gothenburg (Sweden) on December 11, Helsinki (Finland) on December 15 and Riga (Lithuania) on March 2.

Pet Shop Boys say “Entschuldigung” on new single
Jul 2013 26

The next Pet Shop Boys single from the “Electric” album will be “Love Is a Bourgeois Construct” (September 2). A new song will be featured: “Entschuldigung!” (means “Excuse Me” in German) – and remixes of course. [more...]

Game over for Code 64, new duo to follow
Jul 2013 26

Skilled Swedish/Norwegian technopop trio Code 64 has decided to quit after the departure of member Christian Espeland (to the right in the pic). Remaining members Hans Mattsson and Bjørn Marius Borg will start a new band as a direct replacement. Read Code 64′s statement below.

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Jul 2013 20

Today we have learned that Synth Gurning is when you produce synth sounds or effects with your voice and pull a funny face at the same time. Vince Clarke has just launched the world’s first International Synth Gurning Competition.

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Jul 2013 20

UK synthpop veterans OMD have cancelled the remaining dates on their current “English Electric” tour due to the illness of drummer Malcolm Holmes. He is being treated for heat exhaustion after a concert in Toronto. Holmes suffered a heart attack in 2004. [more...]

Front Line Assembly and Bill Leeb go full circle
Jul 2013 18

Bill Leeb and his band Front Line Assembly have been around since 1986, showing an impressive longevity and innovation in a somewhat stale genre. Last year we got the soundtrack “Airmech”, where their sound was infused with the sound of today, and this burst of creativity continued into “Echogenetic”, the latest album. I called up Bill himself in his Vancouver home to talk about the making of it.

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Christoffer Berg – programming the Delta Machine
Jul 2013 13

Swedish musician, producer, mixer and programmer Christoffer Berg, 31, had already made a name for himself on the electronic music scene because of his involvement with The Knife and Fever Ray. The rumour about his skills finally reached the Depeche Mode management and, all of a sudden, Daniel Miller was on the phone… Peter Marchione talked to Mr Berg in Gothenburg – his and Release’s hometown – and Fredrik “Schlatta” Svensson took some photos in Svenska Grammofonstudion.

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