June 20, 2024

Swedish synthpop pioneer Ryden (Strasse) returns with new single, ‘The Ghost’

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Out now via the Luminol Grammofon label is the Ryden (Strasse) single “The Ghost”. The single was produced by Kenneth Magnusson at Pekoralfabriken

Russ Ryden, real name Rustan Rydén, is a Swedish musician, composer and lyricist (born February 11, 1960) who in 1978 started the new wave group Strasse together with Kaj Zack. The song “Den hotfulla kärleken” was one of the first Strasse songs to gain some attention in 1981. With Strasse, Ryden has worked with musicians such as Midge Ure and Mike Garson. In 1985 he released the single “Rock The Night Away”.

Together with guitarist Max Abbey, as the duo Great Guns, they released the single “Walk Me Through The Storm” in 1987. In 1989, the single “Midnight Angel” was released under the pseudonym Bonowa Beat. Ryden and Abbey continued as Strasse in the 2000s with musician Charlie Storm, releasing the albums “Transylvanian Flower” in 2005 and “Half Past Animal” in 2009. In the summer of 2012, Ryden released the EP “Repercutio”, in 2017 the single “The Devil​´​s Work”, and in 2018 the album “Nightshifter”.

You can check the new single below.

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