This week, the free download compilation “Swedish Electro Vol 2″ is released. It offers 36 tracks with bands like Kite, Cryo, The Pain Machinery, Henric de la Cour, Enemy Alliance, Chaos All Stars, Libra and Machinista available for instant download. [more...]
Swedish electropop duo Ashbury Heights plan to release not one, but two comeback albums in 2014, Anders Hagström tells Release. “Looking Glass Society” and “The Victorian Wallflowers” are companion albums.
Gothenburg based synthesizer manufacturer Elektron popped up in 1998 with the release of the Sidstation. Elektron have quite a few Release related artist among their users, e.g.; Nine Inch Nails, M83, The Knife, Skinny Puppy, Hot Chip, Orbital, Jean Michel Jarre, Autechre, New Order, Chemical Brothers and Air. Things have certainly developed from being a C64 cult item. Today this company have a range of different electronic instruments.
The debut EP from techno duo Xenturion Prime – “Rise” – is out today via Progress Productions, with 4 versions of “Rise”, an extra track and a cover (“Power Run”).
Check out our new album reviews of Chvrches, Jon Hopins, Clark and Erasure, over at Music Reviews.
Recent On Stage updates include:
First 2 bands to Electronic Summer: Covenant and Daily Planet. The organizers are talking to several foreign bands and promoters and have 6 more slots to fill.
With the addition of Oslo, Canadian synthpop veterans Rational Youth and Psyche will play 4 dates in Scandinavia in April and May next year. The other cities are Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö in Sweden.
Watch the video for Die Krupps’ “Nazis auf Speed”, taken from the new album “Machinists of Joy”, below. [more...]