Spectroscope v. 2.1

August 28, 2008 at 12:00 pm

I remember the first time that a voice really entranced me. It was when I heard Björk perform some kind of wordless misty song that was absolutely fantastic! If you replace the part about the fog, but with the same capacity of spellbinding the listener, you get Frida in Spectroscope.

It is exciting, fantastic and fascinating to listen to Spectroscope. They deliver music that doesn’t resemble any other artist I can think about. Drums and bass form the base of their music together with synth pads, and on top of this Oscar adds an outstanding guitar playing that makes the sound very unique. Together with the vocals I mentioned, you get a result that’s really good.

Well, I suppose you have gathered by now that I like this pretty much. ;-)

Decide for yourself by listening and downloading two tracks:

Visit the band:
Spectroscope on Myspace

Keep cool

(translated by Pär/Blindmen)


August 27, 2008 at 12:00 pm

When I listen to Jive, an image of a live scene appears in my head: four charged guys, with the guitars and the bass carried high upon their chests, hair swirling around, and dancing intensely…I hope it’s like that when they play live.

There’s such a groove about the Malmö band Jive’s music that it’s hard for me to sit still. The bass melodies are incredibly nice, and the vocals are brilliant. On the high notes the singer “growls” almost in a way like Howlin’ Pelle from the Hives.

Jive is just about to release their first EP, “Nite O’s”, which you can read about on their Myspace page. As a teaser you have the chance here to listen and download two great songs:

Ruby Riot
Nite O’s

Keep cool,

(translated by Pär/Blindmen)


August 26, 2008 at 1:44 pm

HighrideI’m sitting here, the last day at work before the vacations, with a real cold…yes, I usually save them for my vacation. With a heavy head I am going through some tips, sent to us here at Meadowmusic, and finally I land on Highride’s Myspace page. Finally some music that clears up the pipes!

I’m hit by a Rock’n’roll energy that I really feel in my whole body. The singer Peter has a special voice, and sounds almost like he is swallowing the words, or like he is singing from deep inside. Together with grinding power chords from the guitars, this sounds surprisingly unique.

One comparison that strikes me is the one with Danko Jones. Maybe not with the same energy (but who can beat that?), but then again, I haven’t yet seen Highride live.

Listen and download:
Bad Habit

Visit Highride:
On Myspace

Keep cool,

(translated by Pär/Blindmen)

Stefan Lundblad & Hyrda Knektar

August 24, 2008 at 12:00 pm

This is three chord rock, this is nostalgia, this is punk rock and this is truly great! The memories from my childhood room with the Swedish punk rock band Ebba Grön on loudest volume possible, charges towards me at high speed. However, this is not Ebba Grön with Thåström at the mic but Ebba with Fjodor screaming “profit” on the recording from an apartment from “Ebba the movie”!

That’s what it feels like to listen to Stefan Lundblad & Hyrda Knektar! I just enjoy it Sooo much and I’m Sooo happy that there are still artists out there creating music like this!

I’ll post three songs for download and listening. I’m afraid that the last creation “För nära kanten” (“Too close to the edge”) is of poor quality, but I’ll include it anyway… anyone who’s heard the bootleg “Where were you at -77” of the Sex Pistols will consider the song high quality stuff ;-)

Now. Turn up the volume and rock out!!!
Det jag ser
För nära kanten

Visit the band:
The band’s web site
The band on Myspace

Keep cool,

(translated by Clint Hell)

Zed is Dead

August 24, 2008 at 11:00 am

Inspired by Tarantino, in my last post, I threw myself over a band from Växjö, Zed is Dead. In their new tracks they continue with the type of “draggy” rock that define their music. Yes, I really mean “draggy”, but in a positive sense. The singer Edin Z sings in a cloudy, sensitive voice that fits superbly with the avant garde rock of Zed is Dead.

The new songs are really good, but to me, the real gems lie in the songs “Shadow of My Pain” and “Here By Your Side”. If you think it sounds like Edin Z is lisping on “Shadow of My Pain”, I can tell you that he does indeed. Sources have told me that he missed a front tooth during the recordings.

Here you have two songs from 2007 and one from the new recordings.
Shadow of My Pain
Here By Your Side

To listen and download more tracks:
Zed is Dead on Myspace

Keep cool,

(translated by Pär/Blindmen)

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