Released May 16, 2019.
Never Mind the Solar Wind is the fourth and most popular release for Code Elektro.
Just like the other albums Never Mind the Solar Wind also has an overall theme. This time the theme is about space and exploration of this. The focus is optimism, curiosity and imagination – just like in beginning of the space age (1960s).
There’re a few spoken lines in every track. Combined they tell a story about a cosmonaut on a journey out in space – and also how to find your way home again.
The release has been supported by Koda’s Cultural Funds and Koda's collective blank tape remuneration.
Released September 29th 2017.
"TRIADS" is the third release from Code Elektro. Just like the other albums (Wolf and Superstrings) we are still in the Cyberpunk/Sci-Fi realm - but this time the album has an Asian flavor.
"TRIADS" was nominated for a GAFFA AWARD for BEST ELECTRONIC RELEASE 2017 in Denmark
Cover by John Bergin
"WOLF" VINYL LP 12" (NEW Repress)
Released originally June 2016.
Gatefold black with yellow vinyl (second press). Mastered to NORDIC DYNAMIC specs for better dynamics and sound
From Nordic Music Review: "An imaginative, original album which is absorbing, persuasive and brilliantly conceived"
Cover by Jon Gotlev
Code Elektro - "WOLF" is supported by KODA and DMFF. Code Elektro - "TRIADS" is supported by DPA and DMFF
See prices here
New t-shirt with TRIADS motive.
Quality band t-shirt. Gildan Soft Style (Ring Spun).
Different sizes available.
Released March 2015
"SUPERSTRINGS" was nominated for a GAFFA AWARD for BEST ELECTRONIC RELEASE 2015 in Denmark
Turntables of Terror wrote: "A mesmerizing meld of digital/analog synths and taps into the ongoing 21st trend for evocative atmospheric music"
This is the second press of Superstrings. The first was black vinyl (sold out).
Cover by Kilian Eng / Niclas Mortensen
Get the album TRIADS (2017), WOLF (2016) or Superstrings (2015) on download / stream here:
- Spotify, Apple/iTunes, Deezer, Tidal, Google Play and more...
Code elektro - Music for cyperpunks!
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.
Similar artist could be Tangerine Dream, Jean-Michel Jarre, Survive, Vangelis, Carpenter Brut etc.
March 23rd 2015 Code Elektro released the critically acclaimed debut album, SUPERSTRINGS
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.
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 synthwave flavor. The album also featured a few retro 8bit Commodore64 classic covers such as International Karate and Last Ninja.
John Bergin has designed the album cover (Stranger Things, DRIVE, Mr. Robot)
The TRIADS album 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.
May 3rd 2019 Code Elektro released Never Mind the Solar Wind (NMTSOW)
The album has been the most successful and well received album to date.
This time the overall theme is about space and exploration of this. The focus is optimism, curiosity and imagination – just like in beginning of the space age (1960s).
There’re a few spoken lines in every track. Combined they tell a story about a cosmonaut on a journey out in space – and also how to find your way home again (the text is printed on the vinyl inner sleeve).
John Bergin has designed the album cover (Stranger Things, DRIVE, Mr. Robot)
DYNAMIC SOUND and Collaboration
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 Apple Music and Spotify. This allows the music to have an extra form of natural texture and extra musical depth - although the sound universe is electronic.
Behind Code Elektro
Code Elektro is Martin - and Martin is a huge fan of science fiction, synthwave 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. You can also check out his all-analog-sideproject: Telestation Alpha here
Download Press Release "Shinobi" Music Video
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Selected REVIEWS / INTERVIEW / FEATURES
Code Elektro SØger en Manager
”Dystopiske Science Fiction-agtige musiklandskaber, neon skylines og evige cyberpunk-nætter med syreregn” - lyder det som et godt arbejdsmiljø for dig? Så kan det måske være, at du er den nye Manager for musikartisten Code Elektro.
Code Elektro er elektronisk musik i genren synthwave – og har udgivet fire plader siden 2015. Tre af dem har været indstillet til nominering til en GAFFA Pris for Bedste Danske Elektroniske Album (2015, 2016 og 2017).
Code Elektro har op mod 200.000 månedlige streams på Spotify alene – og jeg laver også custom sound design og musik til reklamer og TV i mit firma, Ahmatron. Tidligere kunder har været: Kildevæld, TV2, PUMA og MTV + mange flere.
Lidt om den person der søges
- Dedikation, åbenhed, selvstændighed og løsningsorienteret
- Gribe idéer og føre dem ud i livet
- Ordensmenneske med fokus på detaljer
- Flydende på engelsk (tale og skrive)
- Har kendskab til musikbranchen
- Det vil være en fordel hvis du er bosat i Aarhus/Østjylland (men ikke et krav)
Dine opgaver vil være
- Følge op på aftaler
- Udvikling af Code Elektro brandet
- Udvikling af nye forretningsområder
- Udvikling af kampagner med pladeselskab
- Kontakt til pladeselskab, presse og andre partnere
- Uge-til-uge opgaver og andre lavpraktiske opgaver for både Code Elektro og Ahmatron
Løn og arbejdsmængde (kan forhandles)
- 15% af alt hvad du skaber i den tid vores aftale løber (kan forhandles)
- Vi har møde ca. hver 14. dag (kan variere)
- Udgangspunktet er, at du bruger en 5-10 timer om ugen (men det afhænger også af dig)
Lyder det som noget for dig? Send ansøgning og CV til martin @ codeelektro . com
Jeg glæder mig til at høre fra dig