Saturday, 6 October 2012

Interview: Carbon Based Lifeforms

© LaMir Photography
Underground music has always had its time and place in our musical landscape. The underground music scene is known for its fresh take on mainstream culture and devout fans. Recent trends saw a lot of once unknown bands step out into the open. Dubstep and Indie are prime examples of this, and more genres and scenes are sure to follow.

Ambient is no exception. With the “invention” of the genre by Brian Eno in the 70’s interest in this particular brand of relaxing music spiked and has arguably reached its peak in 2012. Leading the new wave of ambient and downtempo trance are Sweden-based duo Carbon Based Lifeforms (Johannes Hedberg and Daniel Segerstad). With four succesful albums released by the French downtempo label Ultimae (Their first album was under the pseudonym Notch and wasn't released on Ultimae) they now tour around the world to a cheering crowd.  And I got to interview them about their exciting career, their live show and the almighty buzz of the TB-303


  1. haha drugs are optional

  2. Thanks for the interview! It was really interesting :)

  3. Nice interview, longing to see you :)!

  4. Thank you for the interview. Carbon Based Lifeforms have a very interesting style of music. I typically don't listen to that much ambient/downtempo genre. But for some reason I just can't stop listening to them. Their music seems very intelligent, not just from the elegant sounds, but also from the names of the songs for example "Photosynthesis" being a very complex biological process. On top of the obvious name of the band being scientific as well. It is something that I appreciate because I enjoy science a great deal. CBL is the thinking persons music. Intelligent, elegant, scientific.