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

Munich

Carbon Based Lifeforms in Munich - 28 April

Amsterdam

Carbon Based Lifeforms in Amsterdam - 16 May

Prague

Psynonima in Prague - 04 August

Gothenburg

Kox Box in Gothenburg - 30 March

Budapest

Protonica in Budapest - 13 April

Vieure

Silent Sphere in Vieure - 22 August to 25 August

Vieure

Rawar in Vieure - 22 August to 25 August

Sao Paulo

Rising Dust in Sao Paulo - 05 September to 16 September

Hamburg

Bliss in Hamburg - 02 March

Waldfrieden

Silent Sphere in Waldfrieden - 29 July

Vieure

Silent Sphere in Vieure - 22 August to 25 August

Austin

Rising Dust in Austin - 07 April

Verona

Psynonima in Verona - 25 April

Sao Paulo

NoFace in Sao Paulo - 07 September

Vagator

Psynonima in Vagator - 16 February

Mumbai

Psynonima in Mumbai - 17 February

Villeneuve-Tolosane

Nuky in Villeneuve-Tolosane - 16 March

Sayulita, Nayarit

Bliss in Sayulita, Nayarit - 30 March

Dubai

Rising Dust in Dubai - 04 May

Gothenburg

Astral Projection in Gothenburg - 09 March

Gothenburg

MVMB in Gothenburg - 09 March

Gothenburg

Emok in Gothenburg - 09 March

Dubai

Arjuna in Dubai - 02 March

Sao Paulo

Bliss in Sao Paulo - 14 June to 16 June

Sao Paulo

Rising Dust in Sao Paulo - 14 September

Copenhagen

Protonica in Copenhagen - 05 October

Sao Paulo

Libra in Sao Paulo - 20 April

Brasilia

Libra in Brasilia - 21 April

Sao Paulo

Libra in Sao Paulo - 17 August

Sao Paulo

Libra in Sao Paulo - 07 September

Goa

KillatK in Goa - 31 December

Goa

Giuseppe in Goa - 22 February to 23 February

Dubai

Astral Projection in Dubai - 04 May

London

Emok in London - 25 May

Gothenburg

MVMB in Gothenburg - 09 March

Gothenburg

Emok in Gothenburg - 09 March

Gothenburg

Astral Projection in Gothenburg - 09 March

Zurich

Rising Dust in Zurich - 02 March

Dubai

Astral Projection in Dubai - 04 May

Warsaw

Carbon Based Lifeforms in Warsaw - 30 November

Pune

Nuky in Pune - 25 February

Colombo

Emok in Colombo - 02 March to 03 March

Stemwede - Wehdem

Rinkadink in Stemwede - Wehdem - 26 July

Dapuzsta

Rising Dust in Dapuzsta - 26 July to 06 August

Goa

Nuky in Goa - 06 February

Goa

Aardvarkk in Goa - 06 February

Goa

Aardvarkk in Goa - 20 February

Goa

Nuky in Goa - 20 February

Pune

Nuky in Pune - 24 February to 25 February

Vagator

Nuky in Vagator - 06 February

Vagator

Aardvarkk in Vagator - 06 February

Sao Paulo

Dirty Saffi in Sao Paulo - 19 April to 22 April

Sao Paulo

Nuky in Sao Paulo - 19 April to 22 April

Ramonville

Bliss in Ramonville - 11 May

Meziricko

Psynonima in Meziricko - 28 June to 29 June

Pune

Psynonima in Pune - 28 January

Delhi

Psynonima in Delhi - 15 February

Mumbai

Psynonima in Mumbai - 24 February

London

Psynonima in London - 05 May

London

KillatK in London - 05 May

Helsinki

Carbon Based Lifeforms in Helsinki - 25 April

Meziricko

Psynonima in Meziricko - 28 June

Pratigi

Rising Dust in Pratigi - 03 January

Pratigi

Psynonima in Pratigi - 03 January

Rome

Psynonima in Rome - 20 April

Verona

Psynonima in Verona - 25 April

Toronto

NoFace in Toronto - 13 April to 27 April

Basel

Aardvarkk in Basel - 13 April

Basel

Aardvarkk in Basel - 13 April

Hamburg

Bliss in Hamburg - 05 October

Amsterdam

Bliss in Amsterdam - 18 May

Bolu

Rawar in Bolu - 20 June to 24 June

Bolu

Psynonima in Bolu - 20 June to 24 June

Barcelona

Rising Dust in Barcelona - 27 July

Barcelona

Psynonima in Barcelona - 27 July

Goa

Psynonima in Goa - 16 January

Bolu

Rawar in Bolu - 20 June

Bolu

Psynonima in Bolu - 20 June

Goa

Psynonima in Goa - 16 January

Collias

Libra in Collias - 10 May to 12 May

Collias

Aardvarkk in Collias - 10 May to 12 May

Vagator

Psynonima in Vagator - 27 February to 28 February

Bangalore

Psynonima in Bangalore - 10 February

Vagator

Nuky in Vagator - 27 February to 28 February

Vagator

Aardvarkk in Vagator - 27 February to 28 February

London

Aardvarkk in London - 15 March

Asprovalta

Kox Box in Asprovalta - 27 August to 01 September

Asprovalta

Giuseppe in Asprovalta - 27 August to 01 September

Asprovalta

Rising Dust in Asprovalta - 27 August to 01 September

Asprovalta

Man With No Name in Asprovalta - 27 August to 01 September

Asprovalta

Emok in Asprovalta - 27 August to 01 September

Eldena

Rising Dust in Eldena - 28 August to 02 September

Sao Paulo

Libra in Sao Paulo - 20 April

Eldena

Silent Sphere in Eldena - 28 August to 02 September

Spornitz

Psynonima in Spornitz - 31 March

Tbilisi

Jahbo in Tbilisi - 23 June

Tbilisi

Arjuna in Tbilisi - 23 June

Mumbai

Psynonima in Mumbai - 04 February

Vagator

Psynonima in Vagator - 13 February

Vagator

Nuky in Vagator - 13 February