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 ›
MY GOD DAMN TERRITORY are a Swedish duo based in Stockholm comprising Kajsa Olofsson and Mark Pettersson. In keeping with the band’s name, the pair work within a freezone where there are no compromises, no limits and no rules.
‘Kajser und Marit’ contains ten refreshing songs with touches of synthpop and glam. Appropriately, it has been produced by the Swedish synth legend Eddie Bengtsson of PAGE, SISTA MANNEN PÅ JORDEN and S.P.O.C.K fame. Continue Reading ›
Following the success of ‘An Evening With The Swedish Synth’, Nordic friendly blog Cold War Night Life presented ‘A Secret Wish’ at The Lexington in London.
While not wholly Swedish in line-up this time round, there was a definite Scandinavian slant with Swedish synth veterans SISTA MANNEN PÅ JORDEN making their debut UK appearance and JOHN FRYER spinning a variety of music from his illustrious career. Representing the home crowd were VILE ELECTRODES. Continue Reading ›