Release is an independent international alternative music web magazine based in Gothenburg, Sweden
Friday August 12, 2022 | © 2012 Release Musik & Media | Founded 1986

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Listen to the new Dead Can Dance album in all its glory
In News.

Laibach Stockholm concert cancelled
In On Stage - our Scandinavian live guide.

PWEI started in England 1986 and they still have an industrial electronic following. Release's Alex Veronac had an opportunity to speak with Graham Crabb, original member of PWEI as drummer, vocalist and songwriter, backstage before a gig in London.
To the Spotlight

Release sat down with the English studio wizard Gareth Jones. 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.
To the Spotlight

The backbone of two of the biggest real indie acts in Sweden, Yvonne and Strip Music, disappeared and were nowhere to be found. Now Henric de la Cour is back with his new dark electronic project. And this time he's on his own, well… almost. Peter Marchione had an interesting chat with Henric.
To the Spotlight

Fredrik "Schlatta" Svensson from Release sat down with Vince Clarke and had a nice chat for this Spotlight. He has also visited several Erasure concerts 2011 and has been busy with his cameras. After the Yazoo reunion, Erasure are back with their 14th studio album: "Tomorrow's World", produced by Frankmusik.
To the Spotlight

+++ Ohgr | Recoil | Emmon | Belladonnakillz | Necro Facility | Combichrist & Mortiis | DAF | OMD | Front Line Assembly | Nitzer Ebb and many more in the Spotlight section.

Best of 2011
In Best of 11 the Release staff wrote down their favourite albums, songs, live artists, newcomers and artists from 2011.

Live reports
Check out Release's Live reports:
Sonar | Mute Roundhouse festival | Elektrostat | The Buggles | Recoil - and many more in the On Stage - Live Reports section.


Music recommendations
In Playlist, where we constantly add fresh music recommendations.

DJ playlists
On Friday, January 30, 2009, Release' Mikael Kahrle and Client B DJ:ed at the Mirage club in Borås, Sweden. Check out the playlist.
+++ DJ playlists from Synthaket December | Das Boot | Bodybeat October | Synthaket August | Synthaket May

Release around the world
Where do our readers come from? Top-50 countries.

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On Record
1600 reviews and counting.

Celldweller: Wish upon a Blackstar
9 | Worth the wait | Jun 26
Moonlight Cove: Hearts of the World
7 | Solid synthpop from Sweden | Jun 21
Raindancer: Hearts and Machinery
7 | Edgy dance synthpop | Jun 18
Vanguard: Sanctuary
7 | Impressive rollercoaster debut | Jun 12
PAKT: Berlin
7 | And One two | Jun 12
Portion Control: Pure Form
6 | Legends on auto pilot | Jun 7
And One: S.T.O.P.
7 | A return to form | May 31
Ultravox: Brilliant
8 | Worth the wait (28 years) | May 28
Orbital: Wonky
8 | Blissfully Wonky, knowingly Orbital | May 25
Motor: Man Made Machine
5 | With Gore and McCarthy as guests | May 22
Raubtier: Från Norrland till helvetets port
5 | A catchy beast | May 22