2018 saw JEAN-MICHEL JARRE celebrate 50 years in the business and whether the world really needed another of his compilations, ‘Planet Jarre’ was probably one of the better collected representations of his work for casual admirers.
SOFT CELL made a totally unexpected return for a huge one-off farewell gig at London’s O2 Arena; and with it came a boxed set, the ‘Northern Lights’ single and other new recordings which have raised hopes for a new album. Continue Reading ›
Producer Jonas Rasmusson had been recording as TRAIN TO SPAIN since 2011, but it wasn’t until the recruitment of singer Helena Wigeborn in 2013 that things begin to gather momentum.
The 2015 debut album ‘What It's All About’ featured songs such as ‘Passion’ and ‘Remind Myself’ which showcased the duo’s potential, coming over at times like like Lana Del Rey fronting YAZOO. And now, ‘A Journey’ continues, so take a TRAIN TO SPAIN and go round the world again... Continue Reading ›
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 ›
Dark synthpop duo AUX ANIMAUX met in Stockholm at the end of 2015. Comprising of Ghosty on vocals, bass guitar + theremin and the classically trained Jons on synthesizers, among the brooding atmospheres lingers a gothic intrigue. This is not entirely surprising with influences such as CHROMATICS, PORTISHEAD, MASSIVE ATTACK and GOLDFRAPP.
Their recently debut EP ‘Black Holes’ gathers four tracks written over a two year period in Germany, France and Sweden. Continue Reading ›
Swedish synth duo TRAIN TO SPAIN return with their most optimistic statement yet in ‘I Follow You’.
The promo video for ‘I Follow You’ is a London travelogue from when the pair last visited the city to perform at REAL EXPERTS ‘Expertism For The Casual Voyeur’ album launch party in February. Despite the cold temperatures in which it was filmed, the end result suits the positive mood of the song. Continue Reading ›