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TRENTEMØLLER Obverse

One of the definitions of ‘Obverse’ is “the opposite or counterpart of a fact or truth” and it is this intriguing title that heralds the arrival of the fifth studio album by Danish composer / producer Anders Trentemøller. It is immaculately produced and mixed, but at its very core is an emptiness and lack of originality or emotion which means that the listener isn’t compelled to return to ‘Obverse’ after a cursory listen. Continue Reading ›

OBSESSION OF TIME Lost In Time

‘Lost In Time’ is a highly appropriate title for Swedish trio OBSESSION OF TIME’s new EP. Founded by Andreas Ohlsson and Fredrik Frostengren in 1988, they were joined by Jane Jarl and played the live circuit in southern Sweden until 1990 when real life took over and the three went their separate ways. But in 2016, they reunited to formally record and release their old songs. They have finally released a completely new body of work. Continue Reading ›

GRETA Ardent Spring – Part I

This is the story of the classically trained German chanteuse who moved to Scandinavia and found success in a Danish girl group. And when she made the move into creating something solo, she became inspired and sought the help of a Norwegian who lived in Berlin. With her FARAO produced debut EP ‘Ardent Spring - Part I’, she has entered the dreamy synthpop universe also occupied by her Norsk collaborator where her angelic vocal tones can shimmer and shine. Continue Reading ›

MECHA MAIKO ‘Let’s!’

Hayley Stewart and Jared Nickerson had a good thing going with DEAD ASTRONAUTS. A self-confessed lover of Japanese culture, the Canadian songstress adopted the name of MECHA MAIKO and started creating little electronic gems, mixing sweet and poppy naive synth with the nostalgia of the classic era. 'Let's!' will surprise again and potentially steal the top spot for many this year. Continue Reading ›

CULT WITH NO NAME Mediaburn

CULT WITH NO NAME are possibly smoothness personified. The suave crooner figure of  Erik Stein and the understated ivory virtuoso of Jon Boux issued their first album ‘Paper Wraps Rock’ in 2007. Having released their best album to date in 2017’s ‘Heir Of The Dog’, ‘Mediaburn’ is their ninth and features the familiar cast of esteemed supporting players such as Kelli Ali, Steve Brown and Blaine L Reininger, who made their names in SNEAKER PIMPS and TUXEDOMOON. Continue Reading ›

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