Train to Spain

 

 Once again we interview another amazing Swedish group, Train to Spain. What’s the history of Train To Spain? Jonas:Actually it started 1984 when I bought dModes ”SomeGreatAward” I was hook and I wanted to make own music and started a band with a friend I had an old Yamaha Portasound keyboard my friend had a Casio the drum machine came was a program from Commodore64…The story with that band ended really quick Quiet natural because the technology wasn’t at it is today The story continues 20years later I bought a real synthesisers and hook it up to a computer with a DAW Much easier! I started making instrumental songs and bought more synths both old a new ones I was […]

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Renoized

 

 Today we speak to Alex and Gadge from the British band, Renoized. What’s the history of Renoized? Alex: That depends whether you want it right from the start or not! The inception of Renoized happened in 2010 after a breakup that I reacted to very badly, some lyrics born out of some serious hurt and depression got the ball rolling, and it was something that I felt didn’t suit my current music project at the time; this was a song I had to do alone. It wasn’t until a year later that Gadge joined the band. While I don’t want to blow my own trumpet or sound arrogant, I’ve always been the driving force behind Renoized, and the ‘I Am […]

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Machinista: Arizona Lights and Xenoglossy

 

 Sweden has been known for producing some of the best Electro-Pop of the past two decades and I’m glad to say that after listening to Machinista‘s latest offerings, Arizona Lights (EP) and Xenoglossy (LP), that this is not likely to change anytime soon. [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/machinista/arizona-lights-snippet” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”ff7700″ width=”100%” height=”81″] Arizona Lights (sample above) is a fantastic 10 track EP filled with hard dance-floor filling remixes, hints of the full-length album and an incredibly emotional acoustic version of “Pushing the angels astray”. The latter hits home every time it’s played. [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/machinista/machinista-xenoglossy-snippets” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”ff7700″ width=”100%” height=”81″] Xenoglossy (sample above) takes what Arizona Lights hinted at and then takes it to the next level with fast-paced drumbeats, mysteriously haunting synths […]

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Machinista

 

 Recently we spoke to Swedish Electro-Pop duo, Machinista. What’s the history of Machinista? Richard: Well, in short. I was just closing down with my previous band Vision Talk and at the same time John was planning to start up a new electronic pop band. It all felt fresh from the start and here we are now world! What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Richard: It´s so damn hard to put a genre to music nowadays. Electronic pop is a good term to use, however we are more than open to use acoustic elements as well. For instance, we do have plans for guitar on stage in the near future. [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/machinista/machinista-pushing-the-angels” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”ff7700″ width=”100%” […]

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Citizen 16: Construct

 

 The dance-floor jumps and the walls vibrate as the hard hitting sounds of Citizen 16′s album “Construct” assault the nightclub. Hailing from both the U.S.A and Romania this unique ensemble (They are like the bastard lovechild of VNV-Nation and Tactical Sekt), hit all the right notes when it comes to giving powerful dance-floor filling tracks. [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/citizen-16/my-friend” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”ff7700″ width=”100%” height=”81″] “It took almost a year in the making. I worked on lyrics and vocals in my private studio as well as some of the writing I did, then sent it to Miki. Miki did the same in his home studio, then sent back to me, a long process that went almost around the world to get done.” -Wolf […]

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Citizen 16

 

 Today we speak to American, Electro-Industrial/Dark-Wave band, Citizen 16. What’s the history of Citizen 16? Citizen 16 was a project started in early 2010 by creator and lead singer Myself (Wolf Neve) After years of being in and out of metal bands and another small industrial project known as “Drone component” I was tired of being pulled down from other bands and stopping me from doing what I wanted in the music scene. I reached out and I started my own Project known as “Citizen 16” A Band that not only let Me release My built up musical talent, But allowed Me to open up My heart releasing Songs that had meaning inside. The meaning of rising up to make […]

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Ritual Aesthetic: Decollect

 

 Impressive guitar riffs supported by dynamic drumbeats and creative syths, all of which flow to powerful vocals which ooze forth creative and mysterious lyrics. This is Ritual Aesthetic at their best. [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/ritual-aesthetic/tender-petal” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”ff7700″ width=”100%” height=”81″] After listening to their latest offering, DECOLLECT, it is no surprise that this intricate and well executed album took nearly three years to complete, as songs like Tender Petal and Orchid Incestus sweep through your very mind, body, and if you like, soul. After listening to Something to know you by, one is instantly overwhelmed with complex emotions and a primeval fever that makes you want to throw your arms in the air and “strut your funky stuff” like some possessed madman. […]

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Ritual Aesthetic

 

 Today we speak to American band, Ritual Aesthetic. What’s the origin of your band name? I got the name for the project after a few months of being frustrated trying to capture the look and feel of what we see depicted in art and entertainment – especially in religious iconography surrounding ritualistic ceremonies into words. Whatever time period you examine you’re usually always finding the same reoccurring thematic elements – fire, conjurations by candle light, physical & allegorical offerings, gatherings in chambers, animal bones, jagged architecture etc. I was trying to hone in on specific sensations or individual sights one may be seeing or feeling in that setting but then it kind of hit me like a ton of bricks […]

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Tactical Module: Resurrection

 

 The subtle synths flow through the ether giving one a sense of majestic soul wakening music. But this is not meant to remain. Within a few seconds the dance-floor erupts into a frantic and chaotic melee as hard guitar riffs, head pounding drumbeats and aggressive distorted vocals overwhelm all in their path. Before you realise it, you’ve been swept up into the melee, all sense of calm and self abandoned as you join the frantic masses in this most primal of emotional displays. This is the power of Tactical Module and their latest offering, Resurrection. [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/tactical-module/a-flicker-of-hope” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”ff7700″ width=”100%” height=”81″] Resurrection -a hard hitting three track EP- features Tactical Module at their best as they incorporate several genres […]

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Tactical Module

 

 Another Friday, another epic band interview. Today we chat to Industrial master, Tactical Module. What’s the history of Tactical Module? Tactical Module I started nearly 5 years ago while I was studying music in college I was the only person in the college who was interested industrial music so I couldn’t really push it through my studies so it was more of an outlet to let me have my independence music wise while playing other styles with other people it allowed me to create my sound and vision musically without having the constraints that come with college. What genre of music do you consider your work to be? To be perfectly honest I think where the project does so much […]

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