Sparks, brothers Ron and Russell Mael, have released 22 albums during the last 40 years. They have always been lurking in my record collection but I have never had the chance to see them live. Until now that is. [more...]
OMD have just announced a 18 date tour of the UK and Germany in April and May to support their forthcoming album “English Electric”.
OMD have announced further details of their forthcoming album entitled ”English Electric”. [more...]
This Monday, on January 14, French label InFiné released a compilation of 12 tracks from 11 artists. None other than Jean Michel Jarre selected all tracks. [more...]
Fredrik “Schlatta” Svensson went to Düsseldorf to watch some of Kraftwerk’s 10 3D full album concerts in their own hometown. He came back with an interesting, detailed report, set lists and photos. He also met 3 out of 4 Kraftwerk members.
Following their 2006 release Vidare, where Adolphson & Falk explored their back catalogue with acoustic versions of the most successful tracks spanning their entire career, an expanded version, entitled “Ännu vidare”, with no less than 19 tracks is set to be released on April 8.
This May Alison Moyet released her album “The Minutes”, her first since the 2007’s “The Turn”. It is a more electronic album then her last couple of adventures and when a tour promoting the album was announced I immediately looked for suitable dates to attend. Oddly enough the only dates I could manage was Bristol and Cardiff, which perhaps is not my first choice of cities to visit, but they both proved to be nice destinations. I really enjoyed the concerts which included 4 Yazoo songs.
Fredrik “Schlatta” Wik brought his camera and shot ambient duo Carbon Based Lifeforms, when they performed live together with vocalist Ester in their hometown Gothenburg. [more...]
During their current European leg of the world tour Nine Inch Nails stopped by in Copenhagen. A friend and me drove from Gothenburg to enjoy the reinvented band, and my personal hope of a great show after seeing the web broadcast from Lollapalooza last autumn was high. I was not disappointed, however the show was not as grand as the stateside version. [more...]