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

Sao Paulo

Bliss in Sao Paulo - 18 May to 21 May

Arad

NoFace in Arad - 19 May

Sao Paulo

NoFace in Sao Paulo - 27 May to 28 May

Zernez

Arjuna in Zernez - 25 June

Dubai

Arjuna in Dubai - 11 March

Tel Aviv

NoFace in Tel Aviv - 11 March

Dubai

Arjuna in Dubai - 11 March

Athens

Psynonima in Athens - 18 March

Stolln

Yestermorrow in Stolln - 23 June to 26 June

Stolln

Boundless in Stolln - 23 June to 26 June

Belo Horizonte

Libra in Belo Horizonte - 07 July to 08 July

Vagator

Libra in Vagator - 11 February

Idanha Nova

Boundless in Idanha Nova - 20 July to 27 July

Idanha Nova

Astral Projection in Idanha Nova - 20 July to 27 July

Hastiere

Giuseppe in Hastiere - 01 September to 03 September

Hastiere

Braincell in Hastiere - 01 September to 03 September

Vevey

Silent Sphere in Vevey - 18 March

Budapest

Carbon Based Lifeforms in Budapest - 04 March

Salzburg

Giuseppe in Salzburg - 07 April

Solothurn

Astral Projection in Solothurn - 08 July

Solothurn

Astral Projection in Solothurn - 08 July

Zurich

Silent Sphere in Zurich - 22 February

Kranj

Rawar in Kranj - 15 August

Salzburg

Psynonima in Salzburg - 11 March

Tel Aviv

Man With No Name in Tel Aviv - 11 March

Salzburg

Psynonima in Salzburg - 11 March

Zurich

Silent Sphere in Zurich - 03 June

biberist

Silent Sphere in biberist - 06 May

Lisbon

Rawar in Lisbon - 27 May

Marseille

Psynonima in Marseille - 07 October

Verrières

Psynonima in Verrières - 01 July

Granada

Psynonima in Granada - 26 May

Prague

Psynonima in Prague - 31 March

Hamburg

Psynonima in Hamburg - 25 November

Waldfrieden

Kox Box in Waldfrieden - 12 August

Terni

Braincell in Terni - 17 August to 20 August

Delhi

Jossie Telch in Delhi - 25 January to 06 February

Tel Aviv

Silent Sphere in Tel Aviv - 10 February

Tel Aviv

Kox Box in Tel Aviv - 11 February

Verrières

Psynonima in Verrières - 30 June to 02 July

London

Dirty Saffi in London - 09 August to 13 August

London

Nuky in London - 31 August to 04 September

London

NoFace in London - 31 August to 04 September

London

Electric Universe in London - 31 August to 04 September

London

Dirty Saffi in London - 31 August to 04 September

London

Aardvarkk in London - 31 August to 04 September

Lisbon

NoFace in Lisbon - 06 May

Budapest

Rawar in Budapest - 18 March

Merzouga

Braincell in Merzouga - 04 May

Merzouga

Yestermorrow in Merzouga - 04 May

Sao Paulo

Rising Dust in Sao Paulo - 06 May

Natal

Rising Dust in Natal - 06 May

Sao Paulo

Aardvarkk in Sao Paulo - 18 March

Vitoria

Emok in Vitoria - 25 March

Spornitz

Psynonima in Spornitz - 04 March

Granada

Psynonima in Granada - 28 May to 18 March

Porto

Man With No Name in Porto - 01 September to 03 September

Cologne

Astral Projection in Cologne - 01 April

Glenaladale, Victoria

Emok in Glenaladale, Victoria - 29 January

Brunswick VIC

Emok in Brunswick VIC - 11 February

Vagator

Braincell in Vagator - 09 April

Lostallo

Psynonima in Lostallo - 12 July to 16 July

Lostallo

Man With No Name in Lostallo - 12 July to 16 July

Mumbai

Astral Projection in Mumbai - 28 January

Maceio

Sphera in Maceio - 15 January

Coimbra e Covilhã

Psynonima in Coimbra e Covilhã - 10 March

Gent

Man With No Name in Gent - 23 September

Brunswick

Rawar in Brunswick - 31 March

Burleigh Heads QLD

Rawar in Burleigh Heads QLD - 01 April

Tharwa ACT

Rawar in Tharwa ACT - 07 April

San jose - costa rica

Giuseppe in San jose - costa rica - 17 March

Minneapolis

Carbon Based Lifeforms in Minneapolis - 18 May to 21 May

Hamburg

Silent Sphere in Hamburg - 16 June to 18 June

Hamburg

Rawar in Hamburg - 16 June to 18 June

Tel Aviv

Braincell in Tel Aviv - 09 March to 10 March

Cologne

Rawar in Cologne - 04 March

San Francisco

Jossie Telch in San Francisco - 10 February

San Diego

Jossie Telch in San Diego - 11 February

Somerset

MVMB in Somerset - 05 May

Baldellou

Giuseppe in Baldellou - 06 September to 10 September

Baldellou

Psynonima in Baldellou - 06 September to 10 September

Baldellou

NoFace in Baldellou - 06 September to 10 September

Baldellou

Astral Projection in Baldellou - 06 September to 10 September

Huesca

NoFace in Huesca - 06 September to 11 September

Huesca

Astral Projection in Huesca - 06 September to 11 September

Baldellou

Psynonima in Baldellou - 10 September

Baldellou

NoFace in Baldellou - 10 September

Baldellou

Astral Projection in Baldellou - 10 September

Athens

Giuseppe in Athens - 02 June to 05 June

London

Giuseppe in London - 16 June

Tel Aviv

Silent Sphere in Tel Aviv - 10 February

Tel Aviv

Kox Box in Tel Aviv - 11 February

Bern

Rising Dust in Bern - 24 March to 25 March

Badajoz

Psynonima in Badajoz - 28 September to 30 September

Hamburg

Psynonima in Hamburg - 30 September

Hamburg

Psynonima in Hamburg - 09 December

Delhi

Jossie Telch in Delhi - 25 January to 07 February

Stockholm

Protonica in Stockholm - 12 August

San Francisco

Jossie Telch in San Francisco - 10 February to 12 February

Putlitz

E-Clip in Putlitz - 21 July to 24 July