This debut album by Code Elektro brings together hallmarks of John Carpenter’s sci-fi horror soundtracks with the epic, visionary vistas of Vangelis
This is music for writers
One of those wonderful moments with Twitter when you discover something purely through serendipity. The logo and brief description caught my interest. I clicked, played the teaser and was locked-in. That was a few months ago. Now Code Elektro have launched the album and they got in touch with me. I made instant purchase and spent last night reveling in the sounds booming out of the speaker system mounted on either corner of my desk. My neural interface went into near meltdown. If you’re into movie soundtracks with an 80s science fiction flavour then this should mesh with your mindstate, and boost your imagination through whatever creative ideas you’re working on.
It is music for Cyberpunks, if you view that genre more through the lens of Bladerunner rather than Robocop or Front Line Assembly’s Tactical Neural Implant. This isn’t industrial machine music. It’s not gritty or anarchic, but the smooth chrome facade of the corporation that wants to enslave you as a consumer, worker, resource, or node on their P+L sheet. Aerodynes streak through a night sky where orbital colonies glint brighter than the stars; and renegades run through dark alleys, hunted by nameless thugs or alien things.
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Code Elektro – Nordic Tech Noir
CODE ELEKTRO is a Danish electro band formed in 2012. The music is characterized by the use of analog and digital synths – arpeggiators and sound design. Sounds like something from Blade Runner, Matrix and TRON.
The man behind Code Elektro is composer and sound designer Martin Ahm who has been working with music for commercials and broadcasts for almost 10 years for clients like Fanta, BMW, MTV, and many others.
Martin is a huge fan of science fiction and cyberpunk – so he has been working on this album in between projects for a few years. With sonic references like Blade Runner, Silent Running, John Carpenter, Daft Punk, M83, among others Code Elektro’s main focus is trying to create lots of images in the head of the listener – from drama to suspense to beautiful atmospheres.
In 2015 Code Elektro released their debut album, SUPERSTRINGS, on Iceberg Records on vinyl and digital – the vinyl release really opens up for the aesthetics of the sound.
As much as Code Elektro is an artistic outlet for Martin, it is also a fan project from one sci-fi fan to others.
Official Code Elektro Website: http://www.codeelektro.com/
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If you enjoy reading Science Fiction / Cyberpunk with a dark edge then you may like the novel LIVING IN FLAMES.
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