The release party for the new album “Playing the angel” by Depeche Mode was upon us and the stage was set for the all-star tribute band tentatively called 101, consisting of Robert from Elegant Machinery, Alexander from SPOCK (replacing Jarmo from Mr Jones Machine), Johan from Diskodiktator and Magnus from Top Gun (yes, brother of Jay-Jay).
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Here we go again. Each time Depeche Mode releases a new album I go on a rant about either the cover art or the first single, both of which can be quite awful. It’s been quiet since the release of Exciter five years ago, but as the new album cover for eagerly awaited Playing The Angel was released today I cannot let it pass. As some would put it, the sweetest perfection.
This year has seen a lot of new records, although I would say it’s sort of a middle-year. However, the year is about to get wrapped up so here is my list:
The curtain literally fell at midnight, revealing the secret band of Electric Christmas. There had been a lot of buzz for the last month and my initial guesses on the secret band, hinted to be “one of the greatest Swedish synth bands in history”, were Adolphson & Falk (prime suspects since they happened to be magically reunited a week ago in Malmö for the first time in twenty years).
Another great night in the dark basement of Plasticity. Pär threw on a perfect triple combo featuring “America” by Rammstein, “Electronaut” by VNV Nation and of course “Xfixiation” by Tactical Sekt. The Hellfire mix of Xfixiation is harsh and industrial EBM at its very finest and about as good as it gets when you’re in the mood to really move your feet. Even Pär felt the urge to leave the DJ cave and join us on the dance floor.
it was time for a visit to the Tinitus festival located at Münchenbryggeriet in Stockholm. A lot of people had showed up to see a fairly nice lineup of bands. The futurepop giants VNV Nation entered the main stage a few hours after midnight.