July 9, 2024

Swedish Synthpop pioneers, Page, unveil upcoming album for September: ‘En ny våg’

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The pioneering Swedish synthpop group, Page, has unveiled their latest album, “En ny våg” which translates to “A New Wave” in English. This new studio album will be released through Energy Rekords on September 29. The album will be available on vinyl with a limited edition of 300 copies, and on CD with 500 copies featuring an extra track titled “Ashes – Cold Connection”.

The album, consisting of 10 tracks, was recorded between 2022 and 2023.

For this album, Eddie Bengtsson and Marina Schiptjenko teamed up with renowned guest musicians such as Chris Payne and Rrussell Bell, notable for their contributions to UK bands Dramatis, Tubeway Army, and their collaboration with Gary Numan in the 1980s.

About Page

Page holds the distinction of being one of the first bands to introduce synthpop music to Sweden. Their musical style and band members, especially Eddie Bengtsson, have played a pivotal role in shaping the Swedish synthpop scene, inspiring acts like Elegant Machinery, S.P.O.C.K, Sista Mannen På Jorden, and KieTheVez.

Established in 1980 by Eddie Bengtsson and Marina Schiptjenko, and later joined by Anders Eliasson, the band rapidly achieved underground cult status, releasing iconic singles such as “Dansande man”, “Som skjuten ur en kanon”, “Blå fötter”, and “Som en vind”. Although much of their influential work came out in the 1980s, their debut album, the eponymous “Page”, only saw its release in 1991.

While Page continued their musical journey throughout the 90s, they took a hiatus in the 2000s. They made a return in 2010 with a new album titled “Nu”. 2013 saw the release of “Hemma” under the Swedish label, Wonderland Records. They later rejoined Energy Rekords for the EPs “Är Det Jag Som Är En Idiot? / Sånt Som Inte Går” and “Lägger av”. The latter was soon followed by the album “Det Är Ingen Vacker Värld Men Det Råkar Vara Så Det Ser Ut” in 2017. Their 2019 offering was the album “Fakta För Alla”.

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Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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