Tag: Johan Baeckström (page 1 of 2)

Missing In Action: WHITE DOOR

Hailing from Stoke-on-Trent, WHITE DOOR formed from the ashes of prog rock combo GRACE and released one critically acclaimed album ‘Windows’ in 1983. Led by the sensitive vocal presence of Mac Austin, he was ably backed by the Davies brothers Harry and John on synths. With renewed interest in WHITE DOOR, Mac Austin kindly chatted to The Electricity Club about the band’s brief flirtation with the pop charts and guesting recently with DAILY PLANET. More Inside ›

DAILY PLANET Interview

Jarmo Ollila and Johan Baeckström formed Swedish synthpop duo DAILY PLANET back in 1994. A period of eighteen years spanned between their well-received debut album ‘The Tide’ and the appropriately named follow-up ‘Two’ released in 2014 by Progress Productions, home of the highly acclaimed KITE. With their excellent third album 'Play Rewind Repeat' just released, Jarmo Ollila and Johan Baeckström chatted to The Electricity Club. More Inside ›

DAILY PLANET Play Rewind Repeat

DAILY PLANET came into being when two Swedes, Jarmo Ollila and Johan Baeckström decided to form a synthpop band in 1994. Having released two noteworthy singles and a long player two years later, the band stopped. Surprisingly eighteen years on in 2014, the duo brought out an excellent comeback with 'Two'. But now DAILY PLANET are back with another surprising opus, which will turn heads and make folk reach for their dancing shoes. More Inside ›

TEC’s 25 SVENSKE SYNTH SONGS

Like Germany and the UK, Sweden has an established history in electronic music. 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 SVENSKE SYNTH SONGS… More Inside ›

RATIONAL YOUTH Future Past Tense

RATIONAL YOUTH originated in Montreal in 1980 and to this day, the band is hailed as the first proper Canadian synth operation. The combo released 'Cold War Night Life', which is considered to be the very first Canadian full-on synth opus. Still active, RATIONAL YOUTH released a 10 inch vinyl EP 'Future Past Tense' last year, which has now been reissued on CD format, together with bonus tracks, remixed by assorted artist, including JOHAN BAECKSTRÖM and DISKODIKTATOR. More Inside ›

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