Genre: Electro / Indie / Pop
Location Skåne län, Sv
Profile Views: 215253
Last Login: 8/18/2012
Member Since 1/3/2006
Record Label Out Of Line Music
Type of Label Indie
MembersRobert Enforsen, Richard Jomshof, Johan Malmgren, Leslie Bayne
InfluencesDATA, Yazoo, Depeche Mode, Human League, John Foxx, Rational Youth, Robert Marlow, Soft Cell, Ultravox, OMD etc
Sounds Likeelegant machinery, old school synthpop
Elegant Machinery is, without a doubt, one of the most popular synthpop bands ever to grow out of Sweden and Scandinavia. Influenced by bands like early Depeche Mode, Human League, Yazoo and DATA, from whose third album the name Elegant Machinery is taken, the band started out in 1988 with a goal to make music the way it was made in the early 80's; pop music based on synthesizers.
Since the release of the debut album Degraded Faces in 1991, and with the 1993 album Shattered Grounds and the 1996 album Yesterday Man, Elegant Machinery has grown in popularity and managed to maintain a faithful group of fans all over the world.
Elegant Machinery toured extensively during the mid 90’s, and had a couple of chart climbers in Sweden and several performances on Swedish radio and television during the same period. The biggest success though, was when the single Process managed to climb as high as number 5 on the official Spanish chart back in 1992.
Elegant Machinery has always been a very popular band on stage, which was proven in 1998 when they won the price as "best live-act 1997" on SEMA (Swedish electronic music awards).
Even though things seemed to go in the right direction, problems with labels and other personal reasons, led to the split of the band during the winter of 1998/99.
In early 2005 the members of Elegant Machinery started to make music together again. And after the two hit singles "Feel the Silence" (February 2008) and "Move" (August 2008), the fourth long awaited full length album "A Soft Exchange" was finally released on the German label Out Of Line Music(November 2008).
To stay updated with the latest Elegant Machinery news, please visit the official webpage: http://www.elegantmachinery.se.