We guess you can never have too many synths. On the other hand you may either have limited physical space in your studio or your computer may run out of storage. So, what will you do? Especially as there is a new beast in town. We would recommend you to seriously consider dropping some old […]
Stereoklang have repeatedly over the year’s written about and explored the sonic realms of music and the highly regarded techno and field recording artists KYOKA is no exception. KYOKA continues to find new means of expanding the horizons of music, both in terms the techniques and the sound generation as such, but also what actually […]
Sweden’s foremost event for EBM, Electro pop and everything in between is back with yet another impressive line up this year’s event. The event is, as always, hosted at Inkonst – Malmö’s prime venue for the alternative music scene. In other words gear up for the biggest electronic party in 2022. electriXmas has spoiled us […]
Last month, Fever Ray returned with a new single, “What They Call Us”. Now, the multi-talented Karin Dreijer (ex. The Knife) is announcing a whole new album, Radical Romantics, her follow-up to 2017’s Plunge. The album features production from Dreijer’s brother and the Knife partner Olof, plus contributions from Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, […]
Close to 10 years on since his last solo venture, Marcel Dettmann arrives on Dekmantel Records with an expansive album captured in a flash of inspiration. Fear Of Programming will be out on November 25, 2022.  In many ways Fear Of Programming is a reflection on the artistic process – the critical hurdles one has […]
Telex an all time personal favourite and fore-runner when it comes to electronic pop music are back in the limelight. Out now is “EP1” by Telex which acts as a teaser for a box set collecting their 6 studio albums. Out on Mute on 3 March 2023 the box set holds remastered reissues of their […]
Created at 180 Studios XR space at 180 The Strand, Actual Objects draw inspiration from Holy Motors and Under The Skin in a sci-fi horror thrill ride starring Martyna Maja, the artist known as VTSS. ‘Notoriously Fast’ is the latest excursion from producer VTSS into hell-for-leather, techno pop territory, arriving as the last of four emotive, vocal-led […]
Mary Anne Hobbs has announced that David Sylvian will take part in a special show on BBC 6 Music later this month, the musician’s first major engagement with the media in fifteen years. Speaking on her show, Hobbs said: “David Sylvian has been comfortable in his own silence for the best part of 15 years, […]
In light of the passing of Mr. Fletcher the title of the new Depeche Mode album seems frighteningly close. Whether this is a coincidence or not remains to be seen, but chances are that the title refers more to the fact that most of the album was conceived during the pandemic. In the beginning they […]
Moog Music’s illustrious Model 10 modular synthesizer, developed by Dr. Bob Moog and initially released in 1971, is now back in production and available to order worldwide. This exciting reinstatement sees a faithful recreation of the first modular synth created by the man himself, Dr. Bob Moog, back in 1971. The details are absolute, even […]
New York-based, Korean-American musician Margaret Sohn aka Miss Grit, signs with Mute accompanied by new material New York-based, Korean-American musician Margaret Sohn aka Miss Grit, returns today with a new single “Like You”, and announces being signed to Mute. Miss Grit has released two EPs over the past three years, “Talk, Talk” and “Impostor”. The new single was produced and recorded by […]
To celebrate 909 day, Matthew from Extralife Instruments (maker of the Super Sixteen eurorack sequencer) has built a free, open-source analog drum synth you can play in your web browser. It’s called ER-99 and it works best on desktop devices. Here’s the details direct from Matthew… You can program patches and sequences on the web interface and save them […]
If Brutalism is somewaht of an indication of Jeam-Michel’s upcoming album we can expect a lot of experimental noise and soundscapes. JM may even have used field recording as a means of powering up his electronic ventures. Jean-Michel Jarre is back with his 22nd album this October, embracing VR technology with whats described as a groundbreaking […]
Cherry Audio has announced the release of a software synthesizer based upon the Synthex, a rare synth from Italian music instrument manufacturer Elka. Elka-X replicates the original’s exceptional character and luxury features without compromising sound or functionality. It expands its features to deliver the authentic Synthex experience at a price anyone can afford. The Synthex included […]
Karrusel festival has dropped a slew of new names for its third edition — featuring an eclectic selection of performers from across the spectrum of electronic music. Grab your ticket to the third edition of Karrusel festival here. Based in Copenhagen, the festival will run from August 25 to 27 with headliners, Amelie Lens, Andhim, DJ Seinfeld, Extrawelt (live), Folamour and Nastia. Aiming to “document and […]
BLEASS has released Monolit, a free software synth that they say is tailor-made for creating “thunderous basses, searing leads, sparkling arpeggios and other-worldly SFX.” BLEASS is celebrating Music Day with the release of a free monosynth instrument for Windows, Mac and iOS. Monolit combines the rich analog sound and intuitive ease-of-use of BLEASS Alpha with the creative expressiveness of BLEASS Omega, […]
Future Shock transforms 180 Studios’s subterranean spaces through mesmerising and immersive digital technology – from generative and interactive algorithms, AI and 3D digital mapping, to spellbinding laser work, holographic projections and groundbreaking electronic music. Featuring a line up of visionary artists – Ryoichi Kurokawa, UVA, Caterina Barbieri and Ruben Spini, Lawrence Lek, Actual Objects, Gener8ion, […]
Spotify is entering metaverse and NFTs, an exciting new sonic territory may await with their Roblox theme “islands” promising integration of an online DAW. The first of these strategies includes Spotify Island, which merges the number one music streaming service with one of the most popular gaming and metaverse platforms with Gen Z, Roblox. From early news, the approach looks […]
Italy’s X Audio Systems has announced the Beats FM, an experimental all-in-one stereo analog synthesizer, processor and sync unit with FM/AM/SW radio. They say that the Beats FM “offers a new approach to music and sound creation, that no other instrument can offer.” It’s the equivalent of 8 synth modules, enclosed in a high-quality beech/aluminum case with an […]
Perhaps not a surprise, but remixes can take many forms nowadays and this one is no exception. Korean sprung DJ Peggy Gou has remixed Kylie Minogue’s iconic pop anthem ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head.’ Peggy’s remix adds global club sounds of the 2020s to the retro noughties flair of the original track. Both Peggy and Kylie […]
If you are fine with spending 5K USD on a synth now is the time, and if not then feel free to scroll down to the second part where we highlight the Behringer clone. Oberheim has officially announced the OB-X8, a new synth that they say brings back a legendary analog synth sound after over 40 years, […]
Hannes Bieger Balance Compilation has been years in the making, as Hannes, one of Europe’s most sought-after mixing and mastering engineers, acquired some of the highest talent in the industry to bring on for the project. Bieger’s Balance Compilation is made up entirely of his own original productions, alongside high-caliber acts and collaborators, creating a […]
It is with great sadness that we’ve learned the other day that Klaus Schulze has passed away. His legacy will however live on and continue to inspire for generations to come. Klaus Schulze was known for his early work with Tangerine Dream, the krautrock band Ash Ra Tempel, and especially his electronic music solo work […]
Caterina Barbieri has announced the release of her third album, ‘Spirit Exit’, this summer. Watch the music video for lead track ‘Broken Melody’ below. Caterina Barbieri has shared the second single from her forthcoming album, Spirit Exit. ‘Broken Melody’ arrives accompanied with a gorgeous visual from director Iacopo Carapelli and artist Ruben Spini, which sets stunning, slow-motion footage of […]