Swedish duo KITE have unleashed their darkest offering yet in ‘Demons & Shame’. Shaped by a ritualistic drum mantra and brooding bass drones, as the title suggests, the song confronts the despair that life occasionally throws up while pursuing visions and dreams.
Nicklas Stenemo literally screams his frustration over an epic synthetic soundscape from Christian Berg, laced with nocturnal Arctic overtones and the spectre of THE KNIFE. More Inside ›
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 ›
Gothenburg combo SILENT WAVE played their first UK gig in March as part of ‘The Swedes Are Coming’ showcase at The Lexington in London. It was an unusual performance as singer Tildeh Hjelm was absent due to illness, but the remaining pair of Hans Olsson Brookes and Martin Öhman soldiered on.
And thanks to the wonders of modern technology, there was a virtual vocal presence and the undoubted highlight of SILENT WAVE’s set was ‘War’. More Inside ›
Let’s face it, 2012’s ‘Highwire Poetry’ was always going to be a pretty damn hard act to follow, arguably one of the best electronic pop albums from the last five years.
This brings us to Park’s fifth album and second for Portsmouth-based label State of the Eye: ‘Apocalypse Pop’. The temptation would have probably been to stick with the format that worked so well on album four, but Park’s new set of songs has a distinctly different sound and vibe to them. More Inside ›
First launched via a set of mysterious viral videos, IAMAMIWHOAMI helmed by vocalist Jonna Lee and producer Claes Björklund premiered a delightfully odd BJÖRK-like cinematic sound that was enjoyed by the electronic music cognoscenti.
Following their first full length album ‘Kin’, IAMAMIWHOAMI have now birthed ‘Blue’, a natural progression rather than a volte-face. More Inside ›