[aufnahme + wiedergabe] presents:
Sweden’s electronic giants Agent Side Grinder are back with their fifth album “A/X”. This is the first record with their new singer Emanuel Åström and the follow-up to the award-winning
album “Alkimia” from 2015.
From “A/X” we have been treated with two singles: “Doppelgänger” and “Stripdown”. The latter quickly became an underground hit and has been frequently played on Swedish National Radio this winter. It was named “song of the year” in Release Magazine, Synth.nu,
Synthguiden and Elektroskull to name a few. Well-known music journalist Fredrik Strage praised the song on TV4, National morning TV.
The singles introduced a more electronic and danceable sound, but all the elements that have made ASG a genre standout are intact on “A/X”: Metallic beats, infectious basslines, sweeping synth melodies and extremely strong tracks.
“A/X” holds 9 tracks produced by Jon Bordon and contains guest appearances by Gustav Bendt (Club Killers) and the Danish-Canadian coldwave-singer Sally Dige.
Figure Section (BEL) live
– first time live in Germany –
“Figure Section arose from the meeting of Austrian-born musician and actress Olivia Carrère and Belgian industrial / experimental music & techno activist Yannick Franck (⊹ RAUM ⊹, Orphan Swords, Mt Gemini) in Brussels on a theatre stage.
Instantly connecting on a deep level, they quickly became inseparable, unveiling a strange kind of creative euphoria. First composing scores for plays and performances, they found out about their common passion for Cold Wave and Synthpop and getting started as a duo became an obvious thing. Deeply rooted in these genres, the band injects an idiosyncratic, modern spirit into it. Their recurring themes are civilizational and moral decay and the search for inner survival.
Their first Single “Teutonic Knights” which was featured by The Brvtalist, it generated a lot of enthusiastic reactions among the public. The webzine described it as ”infectious wave with an eerie atmosphere and frigid vocals”.
On the occasion of this German debut, Figure Section will introduce their brand new EP.”