The world found itself in a rather antagonistic and divisive state this year, as if none of the lessons from the 20th Century’s noted conflicts and stand-offs had been learnt. After a slow start to 2017, there was a bumper crop of new music from a number of established artists.
Overall, it was artists of a more mature disposition who held their heads high and delivered, as some newer acts went out of their way to test the patience of audiences by drowning them in sleep while coming over like TRAVIS on VSTs.
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And it looks like Sweden is at it again with a brand new opus from 047. The band came into being in 2001 and since then have put out several releases in the bitpop sub-genre, driven by a love of synths and a profound fascination with video games.
Sebastian Rutgersson and Peter Engström started collaborating with the Killing Music label in 2005 and the latest, '&' is also a baby of this union. Continue Reading ›
The Electricity Club’s Chi Ming Lai was the special guest on a recent edition of ‘The Synth Wave Show’ hosted by Rob Green. Also the main man behind synth combo THE DEPARTMENT, Rob Green’s show broadcasts fortnightly Wednesdays on Artefaktor Radio.
With lots of great new and classic electronic music of both synthpop and synthwave variants, among the topics of conversation was the upcoming 2CD compilation due out on Undo Records. Continue Reading ›
Forming in 2001, Swedish duo 047 began their chiptune experiments through a mutual appreciation of vintage video games. Collaborating with other artists, 047 started to incorporate vocals into their music.
Peter Engström and Sebastian Rutgersson are back with a new single ‘Follow Me Home’ featuring Östersund born vocalist Daniella Kruth. Continue Reading ›