Code Elektro is an electronic synthwave artist from Denmark. 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.
The cover design for Superstrings were created by Niclas Mortensen (logo) and Kilian Eng (illustration). Kilian Eng is very well known graphics artist with a special interest in Sci-fi and surrealism.
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.
Artwork by Jon Gotlev (Lis er stille, NoHeroes).
September 29th 2017 Code Elektro releases "TRIADS".
The title “TRIADS” has two meanings:
- A triad is a group of three, and this is album number three
- Triads can also mean Asian crime syndicates originating from China in the 18th century. The album has an Asian concept throughout the album.
Just like the other albums we are still in the Cyberpunk realm - but this time the album has an Asian flavor.
John Bergin has designed the album cover (Stranger Things, DRIVE, Mr. Robot)
The new album, TRIADS, were really well received with 5 stars in the music magazine GAFFA - and it went no.1 on the Danish iTunes Electronic Album Chart at the release. It also debuted in the top20 on the Danish Vinyl Chart.
TRIADS has also been supported by DMFF and DPA
DYNAMIC SOUND ON "WOLF" and "TRIADS"
Code Elektro has partnered with Nordic Dynamic and Peter Lyngdorf (HifiKlubben) about sound quality and dynamics. The vinyl version - and a special Nordic Dynamic version – both have more dynamics and better sound quality, which otherwise is not possible on traditional platforms such as iTunes, Spotify and TIDAL. This allows for "Wolf" and "TRIADS" to have a form of natural texture and extra musical depth - although the sound universe is very electronically.