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

Barcelona

Psynonima in Barcelona - 28 September

Barcelona

Psynonima in Barcelona - 26 October

Vienna

Protonica in Vienna - 06 September to 07 September

Vienna

Astral Projection in Vienna - 06 September to 07 September

Liverpool

Man With No Name in Liverpool - 30 November

Belgrade

Astral Projection in Belgrade - 06 September

Carpignano Salentino

Protonica in Carpignano Salentino - 03 August

Carpignano Salentino

Protonica in Carpignano Salentino - 03 August

Stolln

Rising Dust in Stolln - 12 July to 14 July

Stolln

Giuseppe in Stolln - 12 July to 14 July

Hamburg

Rising Dust in Hamburg - 11 July to 12 July

Sao Paulo

Aardvarkk in Sao Paulo - 20 July

Rio De Janeiro

Rising Dust in Rio De Janeiro - 04 July to 06 July

Sao Paulo

Rising Dust in Sao Paulo - 07 July to 09 July

Stendal

Rising Dust in Stendal - 30 August to 01 September

Stendal

Silent Sphere in Stendal - 30 August to 01 September

Stendal

KillatK in Stendal - 30 August to 01 September

Stendal

Emok in Stendal - 30 August to 01 September

Stendal

Bliss in Stendal - 30 August to 01 September

Stendal

Astral Projection in Stendal - 30 August to 01 September

Stendal

Arjuna in Stendal - 30 August to 01 September

Stendal

Psynonima in Stendal - 30 August to 01 September

Guadalajara

Bliss in Guadalajara - 16 November to 17 November

Arad

Emok in Arad - 01 November to 02 November

Alcobaca

NoFace in Alcobaca - 12 October

Amsterdam

NoFace in Amsterdam - 05 July

Amsterdam

Aardvarkk in Amsterdam - 05 July

Alcobaca

NoFace in Alcobaca - 12 October

Garland Valley

Rawar in Garland Valley - 18 April

Lisbon

Rising Dust in Lisbon - 31 December to 01 January

Lisbon

Aardvarkk in Lisbon - 31 December to 01 January

Stendal

KillatK in Stendal - 28 August to 01 September

Stendal

Rising Dust in Stendal - 28 August to 01 September

Stendal

Silent Sphere in Stendal - 28 August to 01 September

Stendal

Emok in Stendal - 28 August to 01 September

Stendal

Bliss in Stendal - 28 August to 01 September

Stendal

Astral Projection in Stendal - 28 August to 01 September

Stendal

Arjuna in Stendal - 28 August to 01 September

Stendal

Psynonima in Stendal - 28 August to 01 September

Utrecht

Psynonima in Utrecht - 15 November to 20 November

Sao Paulo

Rising Dust in Sao Paulo - 05 September to 16 September

Sao Paulo

Rising Dust in Sao Paulo - 06 July

Utrecht

Psynonima in Utrecht - 15 November to 20 November

Sao Paulo

Rising Dust in Sao Paulo - 07 December to 08 December

Göteborg

Protonica in Göteborg - 26 October

Montréal

Dirty Saffi in Montréal - 30 November

Thessaloniki

Psynonima in Thessaloniki - 02 November

Mexico

NoFace in Mexico - 14 September to 15 September

Cuautitlan Izcalli

NoFace in Cuautitlan Izcalli - 16 September

Los Angeles

Bliss in Los Angeles - 22 November to 24 November

Mainz

Psynonima in Mainz - 11 April

Mainz

Psynonima in Mainz - 11 April

Goiania

Rawar in Goiania - 12 October to 13 October

Corumba go

Rawar in Corumba go - 12 October

Canberra

Sphera in Canberra - 18 September to 07 October

Goiania

Rawar in Goiania - 12 October

Canberra

Sphera in Canberra - 20 September

Borjomi

Rising Dust in Borjomi - 06 September to 07 September

Quarnstedt

Psynonima in Quarnstedt - 07 June

Effingen

Protonica in Effingen - 06 June to 08 June

Effingen

Emok in Effingen - 06 June to 08 June

Effingen

Carbon Based Lifeforms in Effingen - 06 June to 08 June

Melbourne

Sphera in Melbourne - 19 September to 07 October

Barcelona

Psynonima in Barcelona - 23 August

Belgrade

Astral Projection in Belgrade - 22 June

Valencia

Psynonima in Valencia - 19 October

Hamburg

Psynonima in Hamburg - 14 June to 16 June

Moscow

Psynonima in Moscow - 18 July

Hamburg

Rawar in Hamburg - 23 August

Zurich

Psynonima in Zurich - 05 September to 09 September

Zurich

Rawar in Zurich - 05 September to 09 September

Zurich

Aardvarkk in Zurich - 05 September to 09 September

Zurich

Giuseppe in Zurich - 05 September to 09 September

Lubz

Protonica in Lubz - 30 May to 01 June

Lubz

Psynonima in Lubz - 30 May to 01 June

Lubz

NoFace in Lubz - 30 May to 01 June

Lubz

Rising Dust in Lubz - 30 May to 01 June

Lubz

Bliss in Lubz - 30 May to 01 June

Barcelona

Rising Dust in Barcelona - 27 July to 28 July

Barcelona

Psynonima in Barcelona - 27 July to 28 July

Barcelona

Emok in Barcelona - 27 July to 28 July

Zurich

Psynonima in Zurich - 05 September to 09 September

Pratigi

Sphera in Pratigi - 28 December to 03 January

Ljubljana

Rawar in Ljubljana - 15 August to 17 August

BOLU

Rawar in BOLU - 21 June

Koh Phangan

Sphera in Koh Phangan - 17 July

Stockholm

Astral Projection in Stockholm - 25 December

Amsterdam

Psynonima in Amsterdam - 15 November to 20 November

BOLU

Rawar in BOLU - 21 June to 22 June

Stolln

Rising Dust in Stolln - 12 July to 15 July

Stolln

Giuseppe in Stolln - 12 July to 15 July

Terni

Nuky in Terni - 17 August to 18 August

Terni

Arjuna in Terni - 17 August to 18 August

Mexico

Kox Box in Mexico - 05 October to 06 October

Valencia

Psynonima in Valencia - 19 October

Lisbon

Emok in Lisbon - 08 June

Sao Paulo

Aardvarkk in Sao Paulo - 24 August to 25 August

Hamburg

Rising Dust in Hamburg - 11 July to 12 July

Canelinha

Dirty Saffi in Canelinha - 28 December

Canelinha

Nuky in Canelinha - 28 December