After the Arvika festival is no more, it seems Emmabodafestivalen takes on more of “our” music in Sweden (even though they have booked interesting names in the past).
Sonar is back in 2012 with four festivals spread across the globe – Barcelona, the main festival, running between June 14 to 16 will feature such artists as Hot Chip, Modeselektor, Richie Hawtin, Squarepusher, Austra and Mouse on Mars, while two inaugral events in two different continents will be added to the 5th installment of Sonar Tokyo.
An astounding number of electronic/industrial/dub bands have submitted remixes for black metal band Morbid Angel’s remix album “Illud Divinum Insanus – The Remixes”.
In a surprising move, legendary Swedish musician Freddie Wadling (Blue for Two, Fläskkvartetten, Cortex, and old punk bands like Liket Lever and Leather Nun) has signed to Swedish synth label Progress Productions.
Dead Can Dance have announed a European tour in September and October. More will follow but so far dates in 16 countries are set and in some cases, ticket pre-sales have already started.
De/Vision’s new album will be called “Rockets & Swords” and the release date is set for August 24.
Imagine time travel back to a synth or goth event in Southern Sweden in the 80:s or 90:s. This is exactly what the organizers want to accomplish at a mini festival and party in Malmö on April 28.
If you are a nitpicker like me and actually enjoy reading the credit and production pages in booklets and press releases and have a genuine interest in electronic music the you will have read the name Gareth Jones several times. If not, you will most definitely have listened to music produced, mixed or engineered by him.
Gareth Jones is an English record producer mixer from London and during the eighties he was involved in making some of the most ground breaking electronic records and worked with artists such as Depeche Mode, Humpe Humpe, Thomas Fehlmann, Einstürzende Neubauten, Wire, Diamanda Galas, Erasure and Nick Cave. He started his music career as a trainee at the BBC, but is mostly self-taught, and was employed at the Pathway studio where he recorded and mixed the album “Metamatic” by John Foxx in 1980. Becoming a Berliner he spent many years as a resident producer at famed Hansa Studio recording and co-producing the Depeche Mode albums “Construction Time Again”, “Some Great Reward” and “Black Celebration”. He has been in the front line in terms of technical development and has made some pioneering work using digital equipment, especially the use of sampling. [more...]