Sweden’s electro queen Emmon, aka Emma Nylén, returned to the Electronic Body Music Scene after an 5 year long break in 2019.
After releasing 4 stand alone singles under the working name “Under construction”, Emmon is now back to reclaim her throne with brand new album “Recon”, out on October 7. Dropping the single ‘Prurebloods’ featuring post punk icon Emanuel Åström from Agent Side Grinder, and ‘Machines’ during the summer and early autumn, she is now preparing her release party of the full-length with the applauded EBM festival Bodyfest in Stockholm on October 8th.
“Recon” is a routhless EBM-album, packed with thundering basslines and gritty synths, all coming together seamlessly under Emma’s characteristically smooth soprano vocals. The industrial-club romanticism and pumping beat takes the listener on a journey through well thought out lyricism that carry a red thread throughout the 10 tracks.
Emma goes on to explain: ”The new songs have become harder and got a darker costume. Musically, I went back to my creative roots and to the sound of the 00’s electroclash scene that Emmon was created and descends from. Mixed with progressive old school synth in a postmodern production that is primarily produced to be performed live.”
Returning to the stage after a 5 year long break in 2019 with several live shows planned when the first wave of the pandemic hit, Emmon’s gig at Subkult this summer was received with great enthusiasm. Filling the dance floor to the brim with starry eyed (and black robed) synth enthusiasts, finally getting that long awaited taste of her new upcoming album, her performance was reviewed and celebrated by fans and media alike.
Hymn recites the show and tells it’s readers that: “The new material fills the dancefloor with heavy programmed basslines and hard hitting dance beats. The EBM-transformation is a very successful move and really gets the crowd going. But we also get some electro-clash classics such as “Lips on Fire”, and many need to fight back the tears when she covers Depeche Mode’s “The Sun and the Rainfall”, as a homage to the recently passed Andy Fletcher. After this festival highlight, I look forward to her oncoming full-length Recon even more.”
New album “Recon” is released on all major platforms via Icons Creating Evil Art on October 7th 2022.
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