Release writer Sebastian Hess got to experience a rare live show during the Corona pandemic. Niklas Karlsson, who uses Niels Gordon as his artist persona, is a passionate fan of electronic music and the machines that you use to make it.
To celebrate the release of his new album “Land”, a live show in Gothenburg was planned but as with all other live events it had to be cancelled and Niklas decided to put on a small show in his garden instead. He invited 20-30 people to experience it live and the show was streamed live on YouTube for others to see. [more...]
Browse Jonas Carlson Almqvist’s gallery from the Nitzer Ebb concert at Berns in Stockholm on January 27 2020 (below). [more...]
Browse Jonas Carlson Almqvist’s gallery from Rein’s Nitzer Ebb support gig at Berns in Stockholm on January 27 2020 below. [more...]
With the best will in the world I would get to Barcelona for my annual trip around all things electronic – the wonderful and enlightening Sonar festival. This year though proved to be very difficult, even for the organisers themselves. Thanks to a double booking of the venue, Sonar was to be one month later than normal, hence the middle of July rather than June. [more...]
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...]
Browse our gallery from Front Line Assembly’s gig in Stockholm below. [more...]
Jonas Carlson from Release brought his camera to the August 25 gig with Die Krupps in Stockholm. Browse the pics below. [more...]
Disappointing main acts but great shows by up-and-coming bands, lovely interviews with bands as Mogwai, jam sessions, sore feet, sauna-hot weather, amazing Roskilde volunteers, and dust, lots of D.U.S.T. – that’s what my 27th Roskilde Festival was about.
The profile has changed over the years. In the nineties you could see Release bands like Front 242, Front Line Assembly, Covenant and Apoptygma Berzerk, but the last ten years have seen a shift in musical direction with more focus on bands and artists appealing to the younger generations. Still, we had Chelsea Wolfe, Massive Attack, Mogwai, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Myrkur, Four Tet and above all Nine Inch Nails. [more...]
Sonar is probably the most famous electronic music festival in the world, it also is one of the most eclectic – bringing together all kinds of disciplines of music and styles under the umbrella of what is described as “Music, Creativity & Technology”. Sonar by Day tends to follow this ethos more closely than the nightclubby feel of Sonar by Night, and interestingly this year (the 25th anniversary of Sonar) the focus was even more varied than ever. So sit tight as I take you on a world tour of electronic music via Sonar by Day. [more...]
Release reports from the special event with support act and guests. [more...]