Photos by Jonas Carlson Almqvist (Release) from the Youth Code concert at the Kollaps #2 festival – Slakthuset in Stockholm. [more...]
It seems strange to say this, but believe me, it seems even weirder actually being here – yet here I sit in a chalet in the middle of Butlins in a small town called Minehead, recovering from an epic festival of electronic music called Bloc. It feels so much like deja vu that I could almost believe the last few years never happened. Let me guide you back through the return of Bloc to the festival stage. [more...]
Susanne Sundfør’s transformation from folk to electropop has drawn the attention from both staff and readers of Release Magazine. Since this Norwegian musician is often mentioned for her work with Röyksopp and M83 some might think that she is mainly a singer but truth is she is a complete musician and producer. On the brand new album ”Ten Love Songs” she basically did everything herself. Release’s Peter Marchione met Susanne Sundfør at Hotel Nobis in central Stockholm in February and they had a long chat about electronic music, studios, creativity, David Lynch and Star Wars.
French electronic rock band Indochine has been active since the early eighties but while they are stars in their home country, Sweden is the only non French speaking country where they have had big hits. Release guest writer Henrik Wittgren met up with Indochine in Stockholm during the band’s recent mini club tour and our writer Sebastian Hess did some detective work, got hold of the people involved in the release of early Indochine records in Sweden and found out how a former coffee machine salesman helped make Indochine big in Sweden back in the days. [more...]
Johan Carlsson thought it was high time for a Daniel Myer interview. Myer is enjoying a hugely varied and lengthy electronic music career in Haujobb and a myriad solo projects. He is also a producer and remixer for other bands, including such luminaries as Front Line Assembly, Download, Front 242, Covenant, De/Vision, Mesh, VNV Nation and And One. It seems Myer is working non-stop, and always have something in his pipeline. He’s also been a member of Covenant, worked with Alan Wilder (Depeche Mode, Recoil) and been an influential figure in the alternative electronic genre since 1993. [more...]
It’s always good to be back at Sonar, after all it means being back in the centre of Barcelona, probably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Also, Sonar is one of those festivals that doesn’t pander to commercialism as such – it’s true, you do have the big names (this year Chemical Brothers (main pic), ASAP Rocky and Duran Duran are some of the acts fulfilling this criteria), but it is more about the music you don’t know that make it an exciting proposition. So it was with eagerness that I went through all my formalities before entering into the arena of sound that is Sonar by Day. [more...]
We interviewed Indochine not long ago, and now we return to France with Chrysalide. The Dependent Records trio have impressed us and many others with their complex and angry industrial music. Mikael Kahrle interviewed Arco Trauma, one third of the band.
Martin Wilson grabbed Release’s Roskilde photo pass and shot artists like Einstürzende Neubauten, Susanne Sundfør, Die Antwoord, bob hund, Vök and Thåström. Browse his gallery. [more...]
Browse a collection of photos (with comments) from Susanne Sundfør’s Way Out West performance, by Fredrik “Schlatta” Wik, below. [more...]
This was my (Johan Carlsson’s) second visit to the excellent Electronic Summer festival in Gothenburg. It’s a very cosy festival located at the Brewhouse venue, with a superb small outside area, lots of dance floors as well as a big main stage. A perfect place to wander around talking to people and listening to great music. Here’s my report and below, a photo gallery by Jan-Erik Saarinen. [more...]