Vacuum (band)

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Vacuum
Vacuum 2002 (Lindblom, Wollbeck).jpg
Anders Wollbeck and Mattias Lindblom of Vacuum
Background information
Origin Sweden
Genres Electronic, pop, synthpop
Years active 1996–present
Website http://twitter.com/soitwaswritten
Members Mattias Lindblom
Anders Wollbeck
Past members Marina Schiptjenko
Alexander Bard

Vacuum is the name of a Swedish pop band. The members are Mattias Lindblom and Anders Wollbeck. They also work as song writers and producers under the same name. As songwriters and producers Wollbeck/Lindblom have worked with artists such as Tarja Turunen, Tina Arena, Garou, Monrose, TVXQ, Keisha Buchanan, f(x) and The Canadian Tenors. Wollbeck/Lindblom are signed to Universal Music Publishing world wide.

History[edit]

Vacuum the band was formed in 1996 by Anders Wollbeck, Alexander Bard and Mattias Lindblom. Their first single I Breathe was a big hit in large parts of Europe. At that time Marina Schiptjenko was part of the group. After the second album Bard left the group. Vacuum then released the single Starting Where The Story Ended. Schiptjenko left the group shortly after. Wollbeck/Lindblom wrote and produced, in 2004, Vacuum's critically acclaimed album Your Whole Life Is Leading Up To This, marking a new direction for the band. At that point Wollbeck/Lindblom had started writing and producing for other artists as well. Vacuum then released the singles Six Billion Voices in 2006 and Walk On The Sun in 2007. In 2008 Wollbeck/Lindblom started a collaboration with Austrian pianist Michael Zlanabitnig. It resulted in the release of Know By Now and My Friend Misery. The latter being a duet with Marcella Detroit known for her success with Shakespears Sister. In 2009 they released The Ocean. Another single written in collaboration with Zlanabitnig. Vacuum is currently working on new material. The band enjoys a huge fan following.

June 4, 2011 Vacuum released the song Black Angels.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • The Plutonium Cathedral (1997)
  1. Parallel Universe (4:10)
  2. I Breathe (4:35)
  3. Pride in My Religion (4:01)
  4. Science of the Sacred (4:52)
  5. Rise and Shine Olympia (4:00)
  6. Atlas Shrugged (4:38)
  7. Illuminati (4:14)
  8. Woman Named America (4:16)
  9. Prussia (4:38)
  10. The Shape of Things to Come (4:01)
  11. Sign on the Skyline (5:25)
  12. Tin Soldiers (4:29)
  13. Closer Than the Holy Ghost (5:02)
  • Seance at the Chaebol (1998)
  1. Tonnes of Attraction
  2. Power
  3. Tears of a Nation
  4. Let the Mountain Come to Me
  5. Chant like a Mantra
  6. Satyricon
  7. Nuclear India
  8. Culture of Night
  9. Big Ideas Grand Vision
  10. Ulysses
  11. I Breathe (slightly shorter version)
  12. Science of the Sacred (slightly shorter version)
  • Culture of Night (2000, three new songs + two songs with new sound, Russian release only)
  • Culture of Night (2002, yet another two new songs)
  • Your Whole Life Is Leading Up to This (2004)
  1. Intro
  2. Your whole life is leading up to this
  3. They do it (feat. K)
  4. Mind your Mind
  5. The Void
  6. In the Dirt
  7. Love Earth Cry (feat. Jessica Pilnäs)
  8. Something Evil I Love
  9. Sea of Silence
  10. A Shallow Heart
  11. Queen
  12. Fools like me
  13. Dead
  14. Temporary Solution
  • Your Whole Life Is Leading Up to This (2007, five new bonustracks + video, German release only)

Singles[edit]

  • "I Breathe" (1996)
  • "Science of the Sacred" (1997)
  • "Pride in My Religion" (1997)
  • "Tonnes of Attraction" (1998)
  • "Let the Mountain Come to Me" (1998)
  • "Icaros" (2000)
  • "Starting (Where the Story Ended)" (2002)
  • "Fools Like Me" (2004)
  • "They Do It" (2004)
  • "The Void" (2005)
  • "Open My Eyes" (2005)
  • "Six Billion Voices" (2006)
  • "Walk On The Sun" (2007)
  • "Know By Now" (2008)
  • "My Friend Misery" (2008)
  • "Where Angels Belong" (2009)
  • "The Ocean" (2009)
  • "Black Angels" (2011)
  • "I Loved You" (2012)
  • "Animal" (2013)

Members[edit]

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