The Music of CODE ELEKTRO
We at Foreign Planets came across the work of Code Elektro when we were setting up our instagram account. One listen to their second album 'Wolf' lead to a further try of their first album 'Superstrings' and we were hooked. We even went as far as getting in contact with them to commission use of one of their tracks for our video opening titles for youtube so here's a post all about them.
CODE ELEKTRO is a Danish electro band. The music is characterized by the use of analog and digital synths - arpeggiators and sound design. It could sound like something from a modern Blade Runner, Stranger Things or TRON.
March 23rd 2015 Code Elektro released the critically acclaimed debut album, SUPERSTRINGS, on Iceberg Records (vinyl and digital). The album has been nominated for a GAFFA AWARD for Best Danish Electronic Album 2015. Also the track "Cyber Dreams" was used for a PUMA commercial.
A year later, June 3rd 2016, Code Elektro released the album: "WOLF". The new album is a concept album, which mixes themes such as technology, the future and the role of man in relation to nature. Each track on the record describe a feeling or action - and all of the tracks describe an adventure. From the initiation ritual in the wolf den, to the Scandinavian nature, storm, darkness of the night, the city lights - and to the final transformation.
The album, "WOLF", was nominated for a GAFFA Award for Best Danish Electronic Release 2016.
Jon Gotlev (Liserstille, NoHeroes) created the cover and illustration. He also created the large inner cover illustration for the vinyl.
Samuel Hejslet (Lukas Graham) plays sax on "Transformation" and Leonardo Badinella (Billy Sheehan) plays guitar solo on "Lost in Time".
Code Elektro is Martin - and 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, John Carpenter, Daft Punk, S U R V I V E, 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.
As much as Code Elektro is an artistic outlet for Martin, it is also a fan project from one Sci-Fi fan to others.