Well I must say that 2011 seems to be a very promising year from a synthpop and electronic music perspective, I almost feel tempted to opening my wallet
Here are a couple of must haves:
Covenant – Modern Ruin
Mirrors – Lights and Offerings
OMD – History of Modern
System – Circle of Infinite Radius
Daft Punk – Tron Legacy
And there’s more coming your way; Mr Jones Machine, Depeche Mode remix album…..so stay tuned
Swedish Progress Productions are preparing for a flying start in 2011!
In addition to previously announced full length album from System and Covenant, also new material from Mr. Jones Machine and Necro Facility are on its way. Titans are also expected to come with full-length album later this year. Progress Productions made a very strong 2010, including Code 64, Spark!, Kopf Kat and Kite.
Here are the releases:
- PROCD028 System “Circle Of Infinite Radius” CD/2CD – january
- PROCD029 Covenant “Modern Ruin” 2CD LIMITED EDITION – january
- PRO702 Mr Jones Machine “Månbleka Tingen/Elektricitet”
- Necro Facility “Wintermute” CD/2CD
- Mr Jones Machine “Monokrom” CD/2CD
The new outdoor synthpop, EBM and goth festival Stockholm Goes Alternative (June 17-18) has hired all live acts (but one which will be picked from a contest in February). The line-up looks like this:
Lights of Euphoria, Psyche, De/Vision, Gravitonas, Grendel, Funker Vogt, Assemblage 23, Clan of Xymox, Solitary Experiments, XP8, Autodafeh, Elegant Machinery, Uberbyte, Etage Neun, C-Lekktor, Undecimber, Virgins or Pigeons, Project Rotten, Minerve, Mr Jones Machine, Gothika, Marlow, Cephalgy, Lost Area, Mergel Kratzer, Suicidal Romance, D-Tox, and System.
…the new teaser from System’s upcoming album
- It has been taken to a point where you no longer can tell if it is a human machine or a robotic human singing, System says.
Dupont and The Pain Machinery have made remixes for the limited edition of the album which also will, for the first time, feature a song with vocals – real vocals that is.
The System are back with a new 11 track album
On this album the speech synthesis has been taken to a point where you no longer can tell if it is a human machine or a robotic human singing and the production and the sounds are cleaner, crisper, tighter and heavier than ever before. The melodies are also more beautiful than ever and as usual SYSTEM provides both slow tracks and tracks fit for any electronic dance floor. SYSTEMs roots are still planted firmly in the analogue 80s but with this release they also secure a spot among the more progressive electronic acts of today.
“Circle Of Infinite Radius” is released on January 12th in Scandinavia and ROW countries on January 17th via Progress Productions.
A first taste is available here – “Pitch Black” .
Time to sum up the past ten years and list the 20 best / most important electronic, electro, EBM and synth albums that has been released. This is of course a tricky quest and will most likely create some debate. Numerous of good albums has been released and I have certainly not listened to all of them, but still someone needs to make a statement :-). The albums are listed in order of importance, but may not be absolute, in the sense that – if they are rated as number 6, they could easily be argued to have place number 7 instead etc, but still…
Kraftwerk – Tour de france soundtrack
The Knife – Silent Shout
Goldfrapp – Black Cherry
Covenant – Skyshaper
Colder – Again
Daft Punk – Discovery
Felix! – Kittenz and thee glitz
Welle: Erdball – Die wunderwelt der technik
Suicide – American supreme
DAF – Fünfzehn neue D.A.F-Lieder
VNV Nation – Futureperfect
Röyksopp – Melody A.M.
Rammstein – Mutter
Vive la fete – Republique populaire
And One – Agressor
Jeans Team – Musik von oben
Recloose – Cardiology
Melotron – Sternenstaub
Télépopmusik – Genetic world
System – Self organizing