The Count and Countess of Swedish electronic pop are back-back-BACK! Eddie Bengtsson and Marina Schiptjenko initially came together in PAGE as far back as 1980, releasing their first single ‘Dansande Man’ in 1983.
Having already covered GARY NUMAN’s ‘Tracks’ in Swedish as ‘Spår’ and paid an initial Numanoid tribute on ‘Utanför’ for ‘Det Är Ingen Vacker Värld Men Det Råkar Vara Så Det’, PAGE have gone the full hog with the ultimate homage to the imperial years of the man born Gary Anthony James Webb. Continue Reading ›
Formed in 1980 in Sweden by Eddie Bengtsson and Marina Schiptjenko, PAGE marked the entry point of synthpop into the Nordic country, leading to decades of producing the best pop acts in Europe.
Returning with their new album 'Det Är Ingen Vacker Värld Men Det Råkar Vara Så Det Ser Ut', which translates as "There's No Beautiful World But It Happens To Look Like That", the veteran boy / girl combo ensure that they are still very valid, even 37 years on. Continue Reading ›
Like Germany and the UK, Sweden has an established history in electronic music. With a melodic tradition rooted in traditional Nordic folk music and the region’s long dark nights causing bouts of melancholy, the Swedes are more than well suited to stay indoors and further the art of synthpop.
So what’s so special about Sweden then? Listed chronologically from its UK perspective with a restriction of one song per moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s 25 SVENSKA SYNTH SONGS… Continue Reading ›
JULIAN & MARINA is a new Swedish electronic pop collaboration between Marina Schiptjenko and Julian Brandt. Marina is perhaps best known internationally as a member of the electropop band BODIES WITHOUT ORGANS (BWO) while Julian was a member of the classic Swedish new wave/new romantic band LUSTANS LAKEJER who had their third album ‘En Plat I Solen’ produced by JAPAN’s Richard Barbieri.
’Absence’ is JULIAN & MARINA’s debut EP, consisting of five tracks, with ‘The Knight’ as lead single. Inspired by Classic French pop, great 20th century singers like Frank Sinatra and a love for electronic music, they have created their own sound - "electro crooner". Continue Reading ›