Sturm Café

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Sturm Café
Origin Gävle, Sweden
Genres Anhalt EBM
Years active 2001-
Labels Progress Productions, SCR
Members Jonatan Löftstedt
Gustav Jansson

Sturm Café is an electronic body music band from Gävle, Sweden.

Music made by Sturm Café provides the soundtrack of the movie Die Zombiejäger.

Band members[edit]

  • Jonatan Löfstedt - vocals, music
  • Gustav Jansson - music, live keyboards & drums

Occasional band members / collaborators[edit]

  • Pehr-Anders Stockenberg - live drums
  • Oskar Gullstrand - videoprojections, art work, music videos
  • Björn Andersson - live member during 2003
  • Joakim Mohlund - guest vocals on "Schweiss Bier und Stahl", live keyboards and second vocals during 2006
  • Slim Vic - credited as remixer on "So Seelisch, So Schön!" 2CD version.
  • Chinese Theatre - credited as remixer on "So Seelisch, So Schön!" 2CD version

History[edit]

Sturm Café started out by the two teenage boys Gustav (born 1985) and Jonatan (born 1985) in 2001 under the name The Xenophobian Alliance. They released a couple of demo cassette tapes and handle out just to close friends. The instrumentation was a cheap digital synth with an Atari for sequencing and an analog 4 channel portable studio the quality of the songs were low but charming.

Later on in 2002 they bought some analogue synthesizers and a digital portable studio and the music started to spread through mp3.com. The name of the band had at this time changed to Sturm Café which came up as an idea from Gustav's father. The music had moved to a definite EBM:ish approach with minimalistic analogue basslines, monotonous drum machines and chanting vocals in German.

This eventually led to some live gigs in early 2003. Now people started to talk and the success was a fact when they performed live at Sweden's biggest open air alternative music festival Arvika Festival in the summer of 2004. Later on that year they signed at contract with the record label, Progress Productions.

One year later the album So Seelisch, So Schön! was released and climbed the position of 75 at the Swedish official album sell chart. Same autumn Jonatan moved to Poland for medicine studies which somewhat put Sturm Café on halt.

The halt was temporary; Jonatan moved back to Sweden the next year and the work with the band could continue.

Instrumentation[edit]

Discography[edit]

    • Compilations:
    • APE Produkt #3 CDR (contributing track: "Regimegegner") (2003)
    • Electronic Compilation CD-R (contributing track: "In Meinem Griff" + "Radiosüchtig") (2004)
    • Interbreeding III: Xenophobic 2CD (contributing track: "In Meinem Griff" + "Mr.T") (2004)
    • ElectriXmas 2004 CD (contributing track: "Ein Mann Und Sein Bart") (2004)
    • Born / Evolve / Progress vol.1 CD (contributing track: "Stiefelfabrik" + "Schweiss Bier und Stahl") (2005)
    • Hymns of Steel CD (contributing track: "Schweiss Bier und Stahl") (2006)
    • Sonic Seducer Cold Hands Seduction Vol. 56 2CD (contributing track: "Die Wahrheit") (2006)
    • Infacted vol.3 CD (contributing track: "Radiosüchtig") (2006)
    • Born / Evolve / Progress vol.2 CD (contributing track: "Weltliches Leben") (2007)
    • Mortal Decay 2CD-R (contributing track: "Der Grosse Schwein (Terror Punk Syndicate Remix)") (2007)
    • Infected vol.4 2CD (contributing track: "Tot (Terror Punk Syndicate Remix)") (2008)
    • Machines Against Hunger 2CD (contributing track: "1/15") (2008)
    • Nacht Der Maschinen VolumeTwo CD (contributing track: "Ich Spekuliere") (2008)
    • 5 Years Of Progress - 2004-2009 CD (contributing track: "Der Löwe Ist Zurück") (2009)
    • EBM Collection Vol.1 12" (contributing track: "Der Löwe Ist Zurück") (2009)
    • Swedish EBM - The Collection CD (contributing track: "Scheissnormal") (2010)
    • Nacht Der Maschinen Volume Three (contributing track: "Der Löwe Ist Zurück") (2011)
    • Electronic Body Matrix 1 (contributing track: "Die Wahrheit") (2011)
    • Doppelhertz Vol. 2 (contributing track: "Sicherheit") (2011)

Complete tour history[edit]

External links[edit]

Interviews

Reviews