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Origin Sweden
Genres Synthpop, electronic
Years active 1996–present
Mattias Lindblom
Anders Wollbeck
Former members
Alexander Bard
Marina Schiptjenko

Vacuum is the name of a Swedish synthpop project originally formed by Alexander Bard, Anders Wollbeck and Mattias Lindblom, now used to refer to the song-writing/production duo Lindblom and Wollbeck, who also work together as a pop group under the same name. As songwriters they have written hits for artists such as Monrose, Tarja Turunen and Rachel Stevens to name a few.



Vacuum as a band was formed in 1996 by Anders Wollbeck, Alexander Bard and Mattias Lindblom. One of their first singles, "I Breathe", had much success in Europe and is their most famous song. At that time it was a symphonic synthpop project featuring Bard, Marina Schiptjenko (formerly of synthpop group Page), and Mattias Lindblom. Anders and Mattias met when Vacuum recorded their first album "The Plutonium Cathedral". They work out of their studio "Home" situated in central Stockholm, Sweden but are constantly on the move to wherever their work takes them. The original lineup split after the second album when Bard left the band for producing Alcazar. Marina left the band after the third album.

In 2004 Vacuum released their fourth album "Your Whole Life Is Leading Up To This". It was followed by two singles "Six Billion Voices" in 2006 and "Walk On The Sun" in 2007. Due to high demand as song-writers, Vacuum the band is only active from time to time. The band still enjoys a huge fan-following.

As songwriters they have worked with many artists around the world. In 2007, they've worked with artists such as Garou, Tarja Turunen (I Walk Alone, Die Alive etc), Monrose (What You Don't Know), Cinema Bizarre (Heavensent, Get Off), Edyta Gorniak and many more.

In April 2008 the band released the songs "Know By Now" and "My Friend Misery", a duet with Marcella Detroit of Shakespears Sister on their official myspace site, as the first release from their collaboration with Austrian pianist Michael Zlanabitnig.




  • The Plutonium Cathedral (1997)
  1. Parallel Universe (4:10)
  2. I Breathe (4:35)
  3. Pride in My Religion (4:01)
  4. Science of the Sacred (4:52)
  5. Rise and Shine Olympia (4:00)
  6. Atlas Shrugged (4:38)
  7. Illuminati (4:14)
  8. Woman Named America (4:16)
  9. Prussia (4:38)
  10. The Shape of Things to Come (4:01)
  11. Sign on the Skyline (5:25)
  12. Tin Soldiers (4:29)
  13. Closer Than the Holy Ghost (5:02)
  • Seance at the Chaebol (1998)
  • Culture of Night (2000, three new songs + two songs with new sound, Russian release only)
  • Culture of Night (2002, yet another two new songs)
  • Your Whole Life Is Leading Up to This (2004)
  1. Intro
  2. Your whole life is leading up to this
  3. They do it (feat. K)
  4. Mind your Mind
  5. The Void
  6. In the Dirt
  7. Love Earth Cry (feat. Jessica Pilnäs)
  8. Something Evil I Love
  9. Sea of Silence
  10. A Shallow Heart
  11. Queen
  12. Fools like me
  13. Dead
  14. Temporary Solution
  • Your Whole Life Is Leading Up to This (2007, five new bonustracks + video, German release only)


  • "I Breathe" (1996)
  • "Science of the Sacred" (1997)
  • "Pride in My Religion" (1997)
  • "Tonnes of Attraction" (1998)
  • "Let the Mountain Come to Me" (1998)
  • "Icaros" (2000)
  • "Starting Where the Story Ended" (2002)
  • "Fools Like Me" (2004)
  • "They Do It" (2004)
  • "The Void" (2005)
  • "Six Billion Voices" (2006)
  • "Walk On The Sun" (2007)
  • "Know By Now/My Friend Misery" (2008)


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