Oct 2018 08

If you like your synthwave with substance and finesse, you can do no wrong with Gunship.  [more...]

Debut album from synth super group Radioaktivists imminent
Oct 2018 05

Radioaktivists is a synth super group consisting of Daniel Myer (Haujobb, Covenant, Architect and other project too numerous to mention), Krischan Wesenberg (Rotersand), Sascha Lange (writer of several books about Depeche Mode and underground DJ culture in Germany) and Frank Spinath (Seabound, Edge of Dawn, Lionheart etc etc).

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Minimal Wave’s Veronica Vasicka releases her first single
Oct 2018 01

The mastermind behind the New York-based labels Minimal Wave and Cititrax is a popular DJ who has played all over the world, and she also has her own show at East Village Radio. Now Veronica Vasicka is about to release her first own EP, “From Here”, through Downwards. [more...]

Lending his skills to the dark stars: Release met Kurt Uenala
Sep 2018 30

Music media often focus on the legends, icons and pioneers that we love to celebrate and pay tribute to from a very young age, when we pin their posters on the wall in our childhood rooms. In Release, we also focus on the musical heroes working in the background, producing, programming or even singing on the icons’ albums. Now it’s time for another of those hard working heroes, who has a resume that few studio musicians can dream of. After working with Depeche Mode, Moby, A-ha and The Kills, just to mention a few, Kurt Uenala finally took the step and released his debut album under the moniker Null + Void.

Release sat down with Uenala and HFN Music’s Philipp Brüning a few hours before the show at the Reeperbahn Festival and discussed how it is to take the role of the frontman, collaborative work and (not) letting go in the creative process. We also shot some exclusive pictures. [more...]

Sep 2018 29

Dave Gahan’s wife Jennifer Sklias-Gahan and her son James Rogers-Gahan have started a production company in New York called 18BleeckerFilms together with Patrick McDevitt. [more...]

Sep 2018 28

In conjunction with the recently released “Planet Jarre” compilation album, Jean-Michel Jarre has recorded a podcast, detailing his career from the humble beginnings in Lyon, to the electronic giant he is today.

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Amphi Festival 2018 – report
Sep 2018 25

It’s getting cold and dark here in Sweden. Sounds like the perfect time to rewind two months back to July and one of our favorite festivals, this year heated up to 35º C. The Release team reports from the 14th edition of the Cologne based festival Amphi, where we met and watched artists such as Midge Ure, And One, Priest, OMD, Oomph!, Aesthetic Perfection, A Projection – and drank gallons of water. [more...]

Vintage tunes from Covenant and live debut for Zynic
Sep 2018 24

Covenant will focus on songs from their first two albums during a concert night in Gothenburg on January 12 called We All Feel Better in the Dark. [more...]

Sep 2018 21

Mysterious ”collapsing” Aphex Twin Logos started appearing around the globe last month – including London Underground station Elephant and Castle (once believed to be the home of the elusive electronic artist).  [more...]

Sep 2018 20

Peter Spilles – the mastermind behind Project Pitchfork – started a huge project that began with the last album “Akkretion”, themed around “genesis” and the birth of the stars and the planets. [more...]

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