Exclusive Swedish Premiere: S U R V I V E – RR7349

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You might know them as soundtrack connoseurs “Stranger Things“, the second series – coming in 2017 (spoiler alert), or somewhere else. S U R V I V E is as exquisite, experimental and as concentrated as synth-pop can get. Do not forget that they have other songs (and albums), such as “Relays” which is our favorite here at Repartiseraren. They are well-deserved to be crowned the kings, of making one of the first really exciting soundtracks for a proper horror series, in a very long time.

In conjunction with Relapse Records (EU) – I’m honored to have been received the exclusive premiere of the whole of Sweden, for S U R V I V E, specifically their forthcoming album RR7349 that is due to be released on vinyl and CD. There is also a t-shirt available for you hardcore fans out there, which is gorgeous, to say the least.

What is “RR7349” and how does it hold up to their prior releases?

The hype surrounding Stranger Things season number one and season number two notwithstanding – RR7349 – it’s masterpiece if you’ve heard all their other albums, including the soundtrack for Stranger Things. They know how to use all synthesizers simultaneously, whilst triggering the functions at the exact right point (sequencers, drummachines, etc) – which makes for an atmospheric, almost ritual experience in listening. Great experimental atmospheric (electronic) synth music.

Glad to have heard this album. Sincerely recommend it.

Go and buy when you have the money, to support the artist and label. It is also available on their own Bandcamp-page in vinyl/CD/etc. Listen to it exclusively (Sweden only premiere) down below, courtesy of Relapse Records (EU).



Spotlight: Anton De Neige & Sanne De Neige

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Originally, this article was intended as a bonus-article for the recommendations in darkwave and coldwave, but since a lot of things have been going on with the label – it was post-poned – and not indefinently scrapped. This will be a separate article that will not only be featured on Repartiseraren, but also here on Post-Punk.com

Sanne De Neige are a page for themselves. They feel like something else, yet their music contain everything of what made yesteryears bands and groups so great. A feeling and a fire burning inside, not the same old machine in the now abandoned industrial park – an eloquent yet original act from Sweden.

When they once started out, they had few songs available, but over the years they have gained much attention from fans worldwide. They’re one of those bands who managed to fill your soul up with delight, with sorrow, with melancholia and everything in between. Once they released “The Forest Tapes” – I found out about them and wrote about the album itself and the essence of what then – seemed to be them.

Later on, a completely separate song, “Luna“, was premiered exclusively on my site. Since then, in my opinion, they’ve only gotten better. When I was notified of them getting “The Forest Tapes” and Anton De Neige’s solo-project released on InClub Records, it was like a book had been written for so many years and then finally released to the public. What was sorely lacking then, which people really didn’t care too much about, me included – was their songs on a physical format. Since their music felt so complete, I guess there was only this little piece of the puzzle missing.

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I don’t really know where they come from, when it comes to the music, but I can loose myself to their beautiful melodies and serene atmosphere – which can be said for virtually every song they’ve ever created, everything’s unique in its own way and you will probably like more then just a song. It is scarce when it comes to artists, bands and groups, nowadays. You either just like one song or none of them. I’ve picked them all out, and put them in a special place.

It will be really interesting to see what people make of this the further they go. I’m just hoping they continually improve and become something more then they already are. Even if they wouldn’t, they’ve released memorable songs. So just walk with me as I take you onto the forest passage.

Both releases can be bought as a limited edition cassette or CD via InClub Records.