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PAGE Start EP

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 ›

ROMO NIGHT RECORDS Vol 1: A Collection Of The New Brat Pack

Sweden is one territory where without doubt, some of the best synth based music has emerged. But a few years ago, strange things happened within the Swedish electronic music community as it began to eat itself… Thankfully, one faction who are very much of the view that the synth is not dead is Romo Night Records, a label born out of a long standing club night founded in Gothenburg by Tobbe Lande and Tony Ersborg. Their first fruit of labours is ‘Romo Night Records Vol 1’. Continue Reading ›

PAGE Det Är Ingen Vacker Värld Men Det Råkar Vara Så Det Ser Ut

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 ›

TEC’s 25 FAVOURITE SYNTH INSTRUMENTALS Of The 21ST CENTURY

Today, electronic instrumental music is everywhere, but often in the form of tedious dance tracks with no tunes all over Beatport and social media. Luckily, there are still exponents of the classic synth instrumental, and thanks to the rise of the Synthwave sub-genre, there is currently a sympathetic environment for more esoteric and melodic musical offerings. TEC presents its 25 FAVOURITE SYNTH INSTRUMENTALS Of The 21ST CENTURY… Continue Reading ›

TEC’s 25 SVENSKA 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 SVENSKA SYNTH SONGS… Continue Reading ›

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