Tag: Johan Baeckström (page 1 of 4)
If there is one person who has probably sparked the realisation of a long-awaited second WHITE DOOR album, then it has to be the synth Superswede Johan Baeckström.
Although Baeckström has been unashamedly candid about the influence of Vince Clarke on his music, his musicality was also been shaped by the small catalogue of songs by Mac Austin, Harry Davies and John Davies. That sparked a WHITE DOOR reunion. Continue Reading ›
Melodic synth trio WHITE DOOR released their only album ‘Windows’ in 1983 but despite the title song being a Record Of The Week BBC Radio1, it was unable to gain wider traction.
A long awaited second album from WHITE DOOR will emerge this April. A four way collaboration between Mac Austin, John Davies, Harry Davies and Johan Baeckström, the newly confugured quartet present 'The Great Awakening'. Three of the band kindly chatted about their recorded return... Continue Reading ›
To narrow down ten years of electronic pop to 30 songs was always going to be a challenging task, but The Electricity Club has given it a go to offer its own subjective twist.
As per usual, The Electricity Club’s lists are all about rules. So this one has not only been restricted to one song per artist moniker but also to one vocalist. Presented in alphabetical order, here are The Electricity Club’s 30 SONGS OF THE DECADE 2010-2019… Continue Reading ›
With a pair of excellent albums ‘Like Before’ and ‘Utopia’ now under his belt, Swedish synthesist JOHAN BAECKSTRÖM has more than established his solo credentials.
From his studio utopia via the wonders of online communication, Baeckström challenged The Electricity Club to a round of Vintage Synth Trumps and told a few interesting stories about his fabulous collection of electronic keyboards and much more. Continue Reading ›
A truly international line-up gathered for Synth Wave Live 3, with acts from three continents present at London’s Electrowerkz on a rare sunny day in what has been a very rainy June. Combining synthpop and new wave, it was as if acid house had never happened.
Featuring a range of musicians from original Some Bizzare trailblazers and prog synthpop veterans to various musical descendants of Mute Records, things all came nicely together for a varied but coherent bill with no rude awakening.... Continue Reading ›