Release had the opportunity to get some time with Edward Ka-Spel to speak about the new Tear Garden album “The Brown Acid Caveat”. They started in 1986, a time when vinyl distribution and print magazines were key to getting your band name out. 30 years later, Ka-Spel and Cevin Key are at it again with their 10th release and its a different world now. For this session, Edward was in London and our writer in Zürich.
Swedish duo Daily Planet makes soft, melodic, very analogue synthpop and their 1996 debut “The Tide” is one of the strongest Swedish synthpop albums ever. After a 18 year hiatus they returned with the follow up “Two” a few years ago. And now they’ve just released album number three, which gets raving reviews including a nine in Release. We decided to catch up with Jarmo Ollila and Johan Baeckstrom.
In contrast to the 2014 album, “Tales of Us”, the new Goldfrapp full length “Silver Eye” brings us back to the electronic pulse we’ve been presented before. This time a bit rawer but still 100 % Goldfrapp. Peter Marchione from Release had a few words with Will Gregory.
Release had the opportunity to interview Bauhaus founding member Kevin Haskins as he was finalising his archival book project. The coffee table book is titled “Bauhaus Undead” with subtitle “The Visual History and Legacy of Bauhaus” with the most complete set of memorabilia from the personal archives of Haskins, and some fan donations as well. [more...]
Covenant’s ninth studio album, “The Blinding Dark” is here. Fredrik Wik from Release met Eskil Simonsson and Joakim Montelius in their studio in Helsingborg, Sweden, a dark autumn evening in October 2016 for an interesting in-depth interview. The article contains exclusive photos, taken by Fredrik earlier 2016.
Do you know the connection between actor Hugh Grant and Depeche Mode? Do you know the reason 10 000 people with tickets turned up to a 3 000 capacity show with Depeche Mode in Sweden in 1984? If you know the answers, you are either a walking Depeche Mode encyclopedia. Or maybe you’ve just read Martin Sernestrand’s new book “Depeche Mode i Sverige 1982-2016″. Release writer Sebastian Hess has read the book and talked to the author. [more...]
Bill Leeb’s and Rhys Fulber’s resume is indisputable, with a whole bunch of both seminal and successful albums under their belt. After some adventures apart, they recently joined forces again to make a new Delerium album. “Mythologie” is a darker, and in many ways more modern sounding album than previous efforts, and I thought it would be interesting to ask Bill some questions to get the skinny on how “Mythologie” got made.
The last album from Mesh was 2013:s “Automation Baby” which became the Bristol duo’s biggest hit so far, with top 30 chart performance in Germany, and hords of new fans discovering the band on the successful tour. After three years of diligent work by Richard Silverthorn and Mark Hockings the strong follow up “Looking Skyward” is ready, and we thought it was time to catch up with the band so we sent over a couple of questions to Richard over in Bristol, UK.
EBM tracks are known to be very direct and usually between 3 and 4 minutes long. Release writer Sebastian Hess decided to ambush Mattias Ziessow from Spark! for an interview as short as a track. The interview clocked in at 3 minutes and 40 seconds.
Rein arrived with a bang when her self-titled debut EP dropped in January 2016 – lots of attention in several big media outlets and great reviews. She’s making it clear that maybe it’s time for the old EBM dragons to hand over the reins (as it were) to a new generation. We decided to get in touch with Joanna Reinikainen to chat a little bit about creating music and creativity.
I first heard Rein on The Operating Tracks single and video “Testify”, but it was her EP that really caught my eye. Joanna comes from a musical background – her father is Sweden’s own italo disco pioneer Paul Rein – but her life could have taken another direction if her student loans hadn’t run out. [more...]