Carbon Based Lifeforms

Genre
Downtempo
Label
Leftfield Records
Territory  
Worldwide

Carbon Based Lifeforms (CBL) are Johannes Hedberg and Daniel Vadestrid, both born in1976 and based in southwest Sweden. They met when both 15 and are still, amazingly,working happily together, over 25 years later. CBL itself was formed in 1996, as an offshootfrom other projects, but it soon became their focal point, culminating in their first release on‘mp3.com’ in 1998.

The duo signed with the celebrated Lyon based ‘Ultimae’ label in 2002 and have sincereleased six official, full length albums:
‘Hydroponic Garden’ in 2003
‘World of Sleepers’ in 2006

‘Interloper’ in 2009‘Twentythree’ in 2012

In 2014 they left Ultimae and went independent and have released:‘Derelicts’ in 2018
'Stochastic' in 2021.

Derelicts made it to #12 on Billboards Dance/Electronic albums chart, #11 on UK OfficialCharts Top 40 Dance Albums and #59 on UK Official Charts Top 100 Independent Albums.Their music has been extraordinarily well received by connoisseurs within the ambient sceneand clearly beyond, since in 2012 they were also commissioned to write the soundtrack tothe independently produced movie ‘The Mansion’ and the theme to ‘ Green Land’ byWanderword in 2018. In addition to their own work, they have actively participated insuccessful collaborations with several other artists, including Magnus Birgersson of SolarFields in a project to compose the music for the Swedish dancer Olof Persson’s ‘Fusion’performance in 1999.

Johannes and Daniel aim to combine earth and space in their music. Using the combinationof nature and technology as the main inspiration for their work, they like to represent boththe positive and negative effects that this collaboration can lead to, including the negativeimpact that incorrect technology can have on the environment. Johannes often creates thebuilding blocks of sounds and harmonies and could happily tweak sounds forever, whereasDaniel develops the rhythms and sculpts the ideas into tracks. It remains unclear which ofthem derives the greatest pleasure from manipulating the distinctive, squelching sounds ofthe Roland TB-303.

CBL are frequently present among the headliners of the biggest Psytrance festivals acrossEurope and have done many shows in Russia and even USA and Australia.
In 2009 they performed at ‘Cosmonova’, the Planetarium within Stockholm’s Museum ofNatural History, with a backdrop of nature inspired imagery from across the world and thenbeyond too, with the International Space Station taking an impromptu tour of the SolarSystem. The gig sold out way in advance, so they scheduled another night, which also soldout. Those who attended will readily attest to an unforgettable experience. They did anotherfour sold out shows in 2014. In 2018 they did a show in the Moscow Planetarium. The ticketswas sold out in less than 14 hours. The Russian tours of 2018, 2019 and 2020 made somenoise in Russia and was covered by TASS and Aeroflot magazine.

Upcomming gigs

Bochum

E-Clip in Bochum - 31 December

Cologne

E-Clip in Cologne - 31 December

winterthur

Silent Sphere in winterthur - 10 December

biberist

Silent Sphere in biberist - 31 December

Bern

Silent Sphere in Bern - 21 January

Bern

Silent Sphere in Bern - 25 March

Luzern

Silent Sphere in Luzern - 06 April

Zurich

Silent Sphere in Zurich - 10 June to 11 June

Zernez

Silent Sphere in Zernez - 25 June

Zurich

Silent Sphere in Zurich - 12 August

Erlach

Silent Sphere in Erlach - 02 September

Zurich

Silent Sphere in Zurich - 25 December

Zurich

Silent Sphere in Zurich - 11 March

Zurich

Bliss in Zurich - 11 March

Zurich

Braincell in Zurich - 25 December

Zurich

Braincell in Zurich - 11 February

Sao Paulo

Rising Dust in Sao Paulo - 06 May

Athens

NoFace in Athens - 25 December

Tokyo

Rinkadink in Tokyo - 28 January

Hambye

Banel in Hambye - 01 July to 02 July

Hambye

MVMB in Hambye - 01 July to 02 July

Hambye

Banel in Hambye - 04 December

Hambye

MVMB in Hambye - 04 December

Vagator

Astral Projection in Vagator - 29 January

Collias

Rinkadink in Collias - 18 May to 21 May

Collias

Rawar in Collias - 18 May to 21 May

Collias

Emok in Collias - 18 May to 21 May

Nimes

Rinkadink in Nimes - 18 May to 21 May

Nimes

Rawar in Nimes - 18 May to 21 May

Copenhagen

Bliss in Copenhagen - 30 September

Zurich

Braincell in Zurich - 10 June to 11 June

Lyss

Braincell in Lyss - 03 February

Vagator

Libra in Vagator - 10 February

Zernez

Bliss in Zernez - 25 June

Zurich

Bliss in Zurich - 12 August to 13 August

Zurich

Bliss in Zurich - 25 December

Vagator

Libra in Vagator - 10 February

Vagator

Nuky in Vagator - 19 March

Vagator

Dirty Saffi in Vagator - 19 March

Asprovalta

Braincell in Asprovalta - 30 August to 03 September

Asprovalta

Kox Box in Asprovalta - 30 August to 03 September

Asprovalta

Critical Choice in Asprovalta - 30 August to 03 September

Asprovalta

Emok in Asprovalta - 30 August to 03 September

Asprovalta

E-Clip in Asprovalta - 30 August to 03 September

Asprovalta

Giuseppe in Asprovalta - 30 August to 03 September

Ozora

Jossie Telch in Ozora - 31 July to 06 August

Ozora

Asura in Ozora - 31 July to 06 August

Ozora

Braincell in Ozora - 31 July to 06 August

Ozora

Boundless in Ozora - 31 July to 06 August

Ozora

Rinkadink in Ozora - 31 July to 06 August

Ozora

Kox Box in Ozora - 31 July to 06 August

Ozora

Grouch in Ozora - 31 July to 06 August

Ozora

Emok in Ozora - 31 July to 06 August

Morro de São Paulo

Rising Dust in Morro de São Paulo - 21 February to 03 March

London

Rising Dust in London - 11 March

Delhi

Rawar in Delhi - 11 December

Los Angeles

Giuseppe in Los Angeles - 24 March to 26 March

Melbourne

Rawar in Melbourne - 31 March to 01 April

Los Angeles

Giuseppe in Los Angeles - 24 March to 26 March

Vagator

Kox Box in Vagator - 12 March to 21 November

Hastiere

Sync 24 in Hastiere - 13 May

Hastiere

Carbon Based Lifeforms in Hastiere - 13 May

Aarau

Aardvarkk in Aarau - 30 September

Idanha Nova

Kox Box in Idanha Nova - 20 July to 27 July

Idanha Nova

Silent Sphere in Idanha Nova - 20 July to 27 July

Idanha Nova

E-Clip in Idanha Nova - 20 July to 27 July

Idanha Nova

Nuky in Idanha Nova - 20 July to 27 July

Gothenburg

Bliss in Gothenburg - 29 April

Tel Aviv

Aardvarkk in Tel Aviv - 17 December

Stolln

Giuseppe in Stolln - 23 June to 26 June

Stolln

Astral Projection in Stolln - 23 June to 26 June

Stolln

Man With No Name in Stolln - 23 June to 26 June

Stolln

NoFace in Stolln - 23 June to 26 June

Stolln

Aardvarkk in Stolln - 23 June to 26 June

Brooman

Rawar in Brooman - 07 April to 08 April

Berlin

Psynonima in Berlin - 08 April

Chiapas

Rawar in Chiapas - 28 December

Köln

Psynonima in Köln - 09 April

San Cristobal De Las Casas

Rawar in San Cristobal De Las Casas - 31 December

Berlin

Psynonima in Berlin - 23 November

Berlin

Psynonima in Berlin - 08 April

Cologne

Bliss in Cologne - 25 August

Mexico

Nuky in Mexico - 18 February to 19 February

Mexico

Aardvarkk in Mexico - 18 February to 19 February

Budapest

Electric Universe in Budapest - 18 March to 19 March

Fortaleza

Libra in Fortaleza - 18 March

Vagator

Astral Projection in Vagator - 22 January

Vagator

Nuky in Vagator - 29 January

Vagator

Dirty Saffi in Vagator - 29 January

Vagator

Braincell in Vagator - 05 March

London

Nuky in London - 04 March

London

Aardvarkk in London - 04 March

Melbourne

Libra in Melbourne - 08 December to 10 December

London

Nuky in London - 04 March

London

Aardvarkk in London - 04 March

Wittstock

Psynonima in Wittstock - 13 May

Coimbra e Covilhã

Psynonima in Coimbra e Covilhã - 10 March to 11 March

Minnesota

Carbon Based Lifeforms in Minnesota - 14 September to 16 September

DUBAI

Astral Projection in DUBAI - 17 December

Coimbra

Psynonima in Coimbra - 10 March to 11 March