Electronically Yours: The ultimate Xmas present for electronic music lovers

December 2, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Right before Christmas a new and extremely rare electronic music album has hit the shelves.

It is a secret group on Facebook called Electronically Yours that has released an album featuring classic 70’s songs and remixed to fit an electronic audience of the 21st century. And it is not an anonymous bunch of musicians on this album – among the secret members you will find Joakim Montelius (Covenant) under his alter ego Tectonic Knights, Eddie Bengtsson with PAGE, Diskodiktator, computer and Steelberry Clones, to name but a few. To provide you with the right feeling of the album we give you Joakim’s post on the official Covenant Facebook page below, and if you are in Sweden on December 15th you can see Electronically Yours live on stage at ElectriXmas

Message from Joakim from Covenant:

So. X-mas is saved. See, I’m a member of a secret society called Electronically Yours. We are a bunch of (mostly) Swedish geeks and electronic music aficionados. Some are famous, some are merely notorious. A few of us are both. A while back the Chairman of this obscure virtual tribe had an idea. A whim, actually, but through the means of great secrecy, clever masterminding, as well as gullible people willing to accept an unknown, non-negotiable missio

n from which there was no way to back out, the whim has now turned into the fulfilment of a rather daring project.

The idea was to turn a bunch of great ’70s hits by artists as diverse as Sweet, Slade, Hot Chocolate, Tom Jones, Curtis Mayfield and Deep Purple into modern, electronic interpretations. The results baffled us all. So we decided to make an album out of it and release it as a non-profit project and all proceeds will be given away to the Swedish charity “Musikhjälpen”.

And that’s why X-mas is saved: you get a great album (and I do not say that just because I’m on it as my alter ego Tectonic Knights, it really is an amazing collection of songs) PLUS a very large part of the money you pay for it goes to help people in dire need of it. That’s what I call a win-win arrangement.

You can hear snippets of the tracks and also a link to the webshop where you can pick up one of the remaining copies of the strictly limited CDs here:

http://www.electricfantasticsound.com/?page_id=769

Audio demo from the new album below:

Track listing:

MrDoonut – “If You Want Me To Stay”
Diskodiktator – “You Could’ve Been A Lady”
alphaKenny-1 – “Silver Machine”
Independent State – “Strange Kind Of Woman”
Counterfeit – “He’s Gonna Step On You Again”
Arachnophobias – “16 Tons”
compute – “Goodbye”
DJ Man-Machine – “Do You Wanna Dance”
Den där killen – “Heart Of Gold”
Clark Gable – “Action”
Dvala – “Metal Guru”
Steelberry Clones – “Superfly”
Page – “Coz I Luv You”
Tectonic Knights – “She’s A Lady”
Angaudlinn – “If You Want Me To Stay”

New music video from IAMX – The Unified Field

December 1, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

IAMX is out and about with his new song titled ‘The Unified Field’ – song details below:

Single release worldwide on Dec 3rd 2012
All major online shops (amazon, itunes and more)
From the upcoming album ‘The Unified Field’, to be released March 2013
http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/iamx

Director, Producer, Editor – ADAM ANTHONY
Producer, Visual Effects – EDWARD COPESTICK
Cinematographer – TONY GARDINER
The Maestro – GYTON GRANTLEY
Additional Editor – CHRIS CORNER, DANIEL BONTEMPO
Second Camera – NATE MARTIN
Make Up Artist – JODI GARDNER

Music video: Steelberry Clones – Sweet sexy virgin (Official)

November 30, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

After a couple of years working on other projects Steelberry Clones returns with a new single titled “Sweet Sexy Virgin”. This is the first release from their upcoming album called “Retrosonic Voices” that will be released in Q1 next year.

The new single features Adelinne as guest vocalist and the song deals with a hot topic – women trafficking. Steelberry Clones has always tried to do a blend of music that deals with subjects that concerns us, paired with retrospective quests into things that intrigues them, such as space, 1950’s, technology advancements, historical events and personal experiences. The new single combines hard beats, 8bit sounds, massive synth basses and the strong voice of Adelinne, to create something that pushes the envelope in modern electronic pop music.

The new release “Sweet sexy virgin” will be accompanied by yet one other single that will be released before Christmas. The new album “Retrosonic Voices” is due in Q1-2013 next year and will combine the best of modern electronic pop music with old-school sounds from the past 30 years of electronic music.

Track details:

Artist: S T E E L B E R R Y C L O N E S – featuring Adelinne
Title: Sweet sexy virgin
Album: Retrosonic Voices (Q1-2013) – will be released on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and Limited edition hard copy
Label: Stereoklang Produktion

Listen to Douglas McCarthy’s (Nitzer Ebb) new solo album

November 28, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is what Douglas’ new album will sound like, sort of more electronic pop type music than EBM or Nitzer Ebb type of style, the producer is Mark Bell.

The album is called “kill your friends”, and reminds a lot of System700 or at least Roland sounds with dynamics

Exclusive: Listen to the new single “Sweet Sexy Virgin” from the upcoming Steelberry Clones album

November 16, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

After a couple of years working on other projects Steelberry Clones returns with a new single titled  “Sweet Sexy Virgin”. This is the first release from their upcoming album called “Retrosonic Voices” that will be released in Q1 next year.

The new single features Adelinne as guest vocalist and the song deals with a hot topic – women trafficking. Steelberry Clones has always tried to do a blend of music that deals with subjects that concerns us, paired with retrospective quests into things that intrigues them, such as space, 1950’s, technology advancements, historical events and personal experiences. The new single combines hard beats, 8bit sounds, massive synth basses and the strong voice of Adelinne, to create something that pushes the envelope in modern electronic pop music.

The new release “Sweet sexy virgin” will be accompanied with a video in the coming week, and yet one other single will be released before Christmas. The new album “Retrosonic Voices” is due next year and will combine the best of modern electronic pop music with old-school sounds from the past 30 years of electronic music.

Track details:

Artist: S T E E L B E R R Y   C L O N E S – featuring Adelinne
Title: Sweet sexy virgin
Album: Retrosonic Voices (Q1-2013) – will be released on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and Limited edition hard copy
Label: Stereoklang Produktion

Interview with Thomas Dolby at Moogfest 2012

November 15, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Electronic music pioneer, Thomas Dolby, sat down with Party Ben of Slacker Radio before his set at Moogfest 2012. Thomas Dolby (1958) is an English musician and producer. Best known for his 1982 hit “She Blinded Me with Science”, and 1984 single “Hyperactive!” he has also worked extensively in production and as a session musician.

Music video by Thomas Dolby performing She Blinded Me With Science (2009 Digital Remaster).

For more music and interviews from the festival, visit www.slacker.com/moogfest.

Buchla & Eurorack

October 25, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

‘Eldancer’ has uploaded this nice video featuring Buchla and Eurorack. Its a nice ambient bitpop/electro pop tune with cool sci-fi ingredients

Tangerine Dreams goes ‘under cover’ with Bowie, Kraftwerk, Beatles and more

October 22, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Out now for the US market is the Tangerine Dream album “Under Cover” via Cleopatra Records. The 14-track collection features founding Tangerine Dream member Edgar Froese and the band re-imagining songs from David Bowie, The Beatles, The Eagles, Chris Isaak, Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk, the Goo Goo Dolls, Leonard Cohen, Depeche Mode, and more.

If you want to hear what to expect, you can already check out “Space Oddity”.

Each member of the band selected the tracks that resonated the best with them. Froese chose “Everybody Hurts,” Space Oddity,” and “Heroes” on which he played synth, mellotron, and provided vocals. Percussionist/drummer Iris Camaa selected “Wicked Game,” “Hotel California,” and “Iris.” Flutist and singer Linda Spa chose “The Model,” “Suzanne,” and “Forever Young.” Thorsten Quaeschning, main vocalist and synth/guitar player, chose “Cry Little Sister,” “Precious,” and “Hallelujah.” Guitarist Bernhard Beibl elected to cover “Norwegian Wood” and “Wish You Were Here.”

“Under Cover” track list:

  1. Cry Little Sister (Gerard McMann)
  2. Everybody Hurts (REM)
  3. Precious (Depeche Mode)
  4. Space Oddity (David Bowie)
  5. The Model (Kraftwerk)
  6. Wicked Game (Chris Isaak)
  7. Hotel California (The Eagles)
  8. Suzanne (Leonard Cohen)
  9. Heroes (David Bowie)
  10. Forever Young (Alphaville)
  11. Iris (Goo Goo Dolls)
  12. Norwegian Wood (The Beatles)
  13. Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
  14. Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd)

You can order the album on Amazon USA, Amazon UK and Amazon DE.

Via SL

Low key ambient EBM synth music: HAPPINESS PROJECT – Heights

September 25, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

From the album 9th Heaven [BDMCD19] out on BOREDOMproduct november 5. 2012

Happiness Project is a singular band… First there is the choice of a surprisingly joyful name for such a melancholic music. Happiness Project is the combination of electronic sounds, DiY attitude and cold-wave influences. Then, the band’s organisation itself is atypical, with two lead singers: Christelle and Fred bringing alternatively their personalities and providing duality and different emotions. Cyrille, the instrumentist of the trio, alternately programs machines and synthesizers or plays bass guitar.

METROLAND – Enjoying The View

September 20, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Dangerously close to the original sounds ;-) – You all know what I mean…me like

METROLAND – ‘Mind The Gap’ 2CD Label: Alfa Matrix

The album ‘Mind The Gap’ – OUT NOW !
http://www.alfa-matrix.com/shop_comments.php?id=2197_0_8_0_C
http://www.alfa-matrix.com/shop_comments.php?id=2198_0_8_0_C

http://www.alfa-matrix.com/bio-metroland.php

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