Radio 9 is a group based in Oslo, Norway
it is electronic with guitars. some vocals
the music has been described as optimistic krautpop
named after a Buzzcocks song
Muraglia moved to Oslo, Norway in 2005 to focus on music. There he wrote, recorded and toured with Norwegian band Salvatore - a group that made atmospheric postrock music - for 3 years and appears on their last album, Days of Rage. In 2007 Salvatore won a Norwegian Spellemanspris (Norwegian equivalent to a Grammy) and then split up
Muraglia decided to restart Radio 9 with Rob Schultzberg (ex-Placebo) and enlisted Magnus Husum (from Far From Tellus) on guitar. The logistics of travel meant that Schultzberg was replaced by Christian Næss on drums
recorded and worked with producers Paul Epworth (Adéle, Primal Scream, Florence and the Machine, Bloc Party, etc.) and Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, Interpol, Mogwai, These New Puritans, John Foxx, Einstürzende Neubauten, etc)
leon sings and plays bass+guitar+radio
aleks sings and plays drums
elvira plays bass+radio
influences incllude NEU!, Kraftwerk, Can, Add N to (X), punk and Yves Klein.
the band has a 4 track EP release on WLM label, England
a track on London's Resonance FM compilation
released a 10" on clear vinyl (Enraptured Records)
released 'Endless Streams of Light' on Oblong•••
Radio 9 is a collective that plays electronic music with real drums, guitar and bass and some vocals. Think energetic, melodic Krautpop. NEU!/Can/Add N to (X). Varying from hypnotic, mellifluous atmospherics to frenzied postpunk whiteouts, the band frequently improvise live in extended rhythmic bop. Previously based in the London, now Oslo, the band released an album, 'Endless Streams of Light' on Oblong••• and a 4-track EP on UK label WLM.
"excellent Krautpop" Jean-Hervé Peron, from German krautrock legends Faust
"a shiny, streamlined future broadcast" bizarre magazine.
"really rather good" John Peel
"highly recommended" ptolemaic terrascope.
"experimental and exciting" record collector.
"a stunning debut" interactive DJ.
"un effetto narcotizzante" blow up.
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