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

Los Angeles

Electric Universe in Los Angeles - 18 November

Guatemala

Jossie Telch in Guatemala - 30 December

Mexico

Giuseppe in Mexico - 29 October to 30 October

Altinopolis SP

Giuseppe in Altinopolis SP - 25 November to 27 November

Altinopolis SP

Jahbo in Altinopolis SP - 25 November to 27 November

Altinopolis SP

Rawar in Altinopolis SP - 25 November to 27 November

Neustadt-Glewe

Rising Dust in Neustadt-Glewe - 09 July to 10 July

Neustadt-Glewe

Bliss in Neustadt-Glewe - 09 July to 10 July

Ponta Delgada

Bliss in Ponta Delgada - 21 August

AZORES

Bliss in AZORES - 21 August

Garlin

Giuseppe in Garlin - 03 September

Sydney

Rinkadink in Sydney - 25 November to 27 November

Dubai

Giuseppe in Dubai - 24 February to 25 February

Schelten

Dirty Saffi in Schelten - 02 July

Tijuana

Bliss in Tijuana - 30 July

Lund

Rinkadink in Lund - 24 June

Delhi

Rising Dust in Delhi - 21 July

Mumbai

Rising Dust in Mumbai - 22 July

Bangalore

Rising Dust in Bangalore - 23 July

Kolkata

Rising Dust in Kolkata - 24 July

langnau im emmental

Aardvark in langnau im emmental - 09 September to 12 September

Wuppertal

Rinkadink in Wuppertal - 01 October

Eggendorf

Electric Universe in Eggendorf - 09 July

Zurich

Aardvark in Zurich - 09 September to 12 September

Vienna

Rinkadink in Vienna - 10 September

Athens

Man With No Name in Athens - 08 July to 11 July

Athens

Giuseppe in Athens - 08 July to 11 July

Athens

E-Clip in Athens - 08 July to 11 July

Athens

Astral Projection in Athens - 08 July to 11 July

Brussels

Electric Universe in Brussels - 10 September

Neustadt-Glewe

Rising Dust in Neustadt-Glewe - 09 July to 10 July

Neustadt-Glewe

Bliss in Neustadt-Glewe - 09 July to 10 July

Goiania

Giuseppe in Goiania - 12 November

Dubai

Imagine Mars in Dubai - 02 July

Dubai

Nuky in Dubai - 03 September

Tallinn

Astral Projection in Tallinn - 17 June

Wedhem

Silent Sphere in Wedhem - 12 August

Puebla

Aardvark in Puebla - 03 July

Puebla

Aardvark in Puebla - 03 July

Penamacor

Grouch in Penamacor - 26 August

Moulines

Grouch in Moulines - 30 June to 01 July

Association Plan d'Eau de Vieure

Grouch in Association Plan d'Eau de Vieure - 27 August to 28 August

Lisbon

Grouch in Lisbon - 26 August

Delhi

Rising Dust in Delhi - 21 July to 24 July

Belo Horizonte

Bliss in Belo Horizonte - 12 June

Ozora

Astral Projection in Ozora - 01 August to 07 August

Vagator

Kox Box in Vagator - 12 August to 15 August

Vagator

Faders in Vagator - 12 August to 15 August

Lisbon

Grouch in Lisbon - 26 August to 28 August

Belo Horizonte

Bliss in Belo Horizonte - 11 June to 12 June

Sao Paulo

Imagine Mars in Sao Paulo - 12 June

Sao Paulo

Electric Universe in Sao Paulo - 12 June

Sao Paulo

Volcano in Sao Paulo - 12 June

Sao Paulo

Volcano On Mars in Sao Paulo - 12 June

Sao Paulo

Rising Dust in Sao Paulo - 12 June

Sao Paulo

Bliss in Sao Paulo - 12 June

Tel Aviv

Grouch in Tel Aviv - 20 August

Amsterdam

Electric Universe in Amsterdam - 31 December

Amsterdam

Electric Universe in Amsterdam - 31 December

Vienna

Electric Universe in Vienna - 09 July

Sao Paulo

NoFace in Sao Paulo - 20 August

Sao Paulo

Aardvark in Sao Paulo - 20 August

Goiânia

E-Clip in Goiânia - 11 June to 12 June

Goiânia

Electric Universe in Goiânia - 11 June to 12 June

Goiânia

Bliss in Goiânia - 11 June to 12 June

Goiânia

Nuky in Goiânia - 11 June to 12 June

Goiânia

Psymmetrix in Goiânia - 11 June to 12 June

Goiânia

Dirty Saffi in Goiânia - 11 June to 12 June

Belo Horizonte

NoFace in Belo Horizonte - 17 July

Goiânia

NoFace in Goiânia - 20 August

rio de janeiro

NoFace in rio de janeiro - 17 July

Gothenburg

Giuseppe in Gothenburg - 09 July

New York

Jahbo in New York - 25 August to 28 August

Gothenburg

Giuseppe in Gothenburg - 08 July

Recife

Rising Dust in Recife - 11 June

Rio De Janeiro

Rising Dust in Rio De Janeiro - 19 June

Buenos Aires

Rising Dust in Buenos Aires - 18 June

Goiânia

E-Clip in Goiânia - 12 June

Lund

Rinkadink in Lund - 25 June

Zurich

Bliss in Zurich - 13 August

Mexico

Aardvark in Mexico - 02 July to 03 July

Copenhagen

Jahbo in Copenhagen - 02 December

Copenhagen

Giuseppe in Copenhagen - 02 December

Vila Velha

Bliss in Vila Velha - 18 June

Bangalow NSW

Ben Coda in Bangalow NSW - 11 June

Chihuahua

Rinkadink in Chihuahua - 21 May

MARLBOROUGH

Jossie Telch in MARLBOROUGH - 07 August

Lubz

Rinkadink in Lubz - 02 June to 05 June

Sydney

Electric Universe in Sydney - 22 September to 24 September

Chihuahua

Rinkadink in Chihuahua - 21 May

Belgrade

Astral Projection in Belgrade - 04 June

Ponte De Sor

Man With No Name in Ponte De Sor - 21 August to 22 August

Melbourne

Rinkadink in Melbourne - 03 December

Osaka

Faders in Osaka - 02 July

Osaka

Faders in Osaka - 02 July

Bern

Emok in Bern - 04 September

Vila Velha

Electric Universe in Vila Velha - 18 June

Freiburg

Bliss in Freiburg - 15 July

Cherrabah Resort

Rinkadink in Cherrabah Resort - 26 November

Skopje

Astral Projection in Skopje - 03 June