elegant MACHINERY is, without a doubt, one of the most popular synthpop bands ever to grow out of Sweden and Scandinavia. Influenced by
electronic bands like Depeche Mode, Human League and Yazoo, the band started out in 1988 with a goal to make music the way it was made
in the early 80's: pop music based on synthesizers.
Since the release of the debut album Degraded Faces in 1991, and with the 1993 album Shattered Grounds and the 1996 album Yesterday Man,
elegant MACHINERY has grown in popularity and managed to maintain a faithful group of fans all over the world.
elegant MACHINERY toured extensively during the mid 90's, and had a couple of chart climbers in Sweden and several performances on Swedish
radio and television during the same period. The biggest success though, was when the single Process managed to climb as high as number 5
on the official Spanish chart back in 1992.
elegant MACHINERY has always been a very popular band on stage, which was proven in 1998 when they won the price as "best live-act 1997" on
SEMA (Swedish alternative music awards).
Even though things seemed to go in the right direction, the band decided to split due to various reasons during the winter of 1998/99.
In early 2005, after requests from fans all over the world, the members of elegant MACHINERY started to make music together again. After some
successful concerts throughout 2005 and 2006, in South America, Mexico as well as in Europe, elegant MACHINERY is now working on their forthcoming album.
Today elegant MACHINERY is not only influenced by the music of the early 80's, but also by indie and electro acts like Goldfrapp, IAMX, Ladytron,
The Knife, Placebo, The Bravery, The Killers, Gabriel & Dresden, Keane etc. Trying to combine the electronic scene of the 80's with the music of
today, elegant MACHINERY is definately making music for the future, as well as for the past.