Another band that has made an awaited comeback this Spring is the duo Club 8 with the new album “Above the City”. Quite pleasant electro pop indeed, represented by the three songs here below, which show some of the span on the record.
I’m trying desperately here to catch up with all the fantastic music I had in mind to present here on Meadowmusic. Here’s a band I haven’t written about before: Syket and their new album “Can You Keep a Secret?”. Help yourself to two great songs from the record.
In 2009 I presented Dr. Sounds here on the blog and since then he’s been quite productive, to say the least. Counting the albums on Spotify I can find at least 11 of them only since 2010, with songs and albums of varying length; “Kobresia” from 2010, for example, contains 60 tracks with several hours of music. If you like to sink into chillout, different electronic sound atmospheres and ambient music, you have quite a gold mine here to find some inspiration from. The latest album is called “Cobresia III”, and the first song here below is taken from there. Below it you’ll find “Bengali” with some asian influences, which can often be found in his music.
I’ve written about Fredrik Jonasson’s electronica project Silencio Stampa before. The latest album “The Red Album” was released in 2011, but since then he’s also produced a row of singles and EP:s. A new album “Kalejdoskop” was launched in March, an album which I think takes a different route than the ealier music, and which appeals to me even more.
I’m wrapped in warm analogue powerful synth sounds with sweeping, beautiful melodies; music that breathes a lot of seventies’ and eighties’ nostalgia. He also spices things up with two smooth ballads with vocals by Jenny Gabrielsson Mare rand Compute respectively, where you can listen to the last one here below with “The Hours”. A great album and the best so far from Silencio Stampa.
The electro duo Me The Tiger was formed a year ago by Gabriella Åström and Tobias Andersson, and earlier this year they released their debut album “Me The Tiger”. Everything was written and produced in Tobias’ kitchen and Gabriella’s sewing room, but the music doesn’t carry any traces of the small rooms but leaves for the large spaces with a dense, melodic electro pop, with heavy synth sounds and a nice collection of catchy choruses. Listen for yourself here below in a couple of tracks.
With an interval of two weeks Adam Tensta released five new songs from December to January, where each song was a collaboration with another Swedish artist. In March he released this song collection as the album “The Undeniable Tape”.
“The Undeniable Tape is a collection of songs that I created during the travels across Europe and Africa. The songs were created along with other Swedish artists, artists for whom I have great respect for. TheUndeniable EP is not really a sequel to my previous album, rather a 6-track tribute to the listeners who’ve kept up with me during my travels. It’s a tribute to the generation of Swedes who are citizens of the world, and it’s first and foremost a tribute to everybody that is listening to my thoughts”
It turns out as a brilliant set of musical meetings, and a lovely mix of styles as he works with Duvchi, Chords, Eboi, Adam Kanyama, Elliphant and David Sandström (Refused) respectively. The best Swedish hip hop there is right now.
The Mary Onettes continue to explore the eighties on their third album “Hit the Waves”, which was released in March. We could listen to the splendid single “Evil Coast” already in the Autumn, and there’s more of that on the album, but then more in the way of straight hooky pop melodies, which there are plenty of among the ten tracks. The Cure still feels like a point of origin for the music, from where the band in a nostalgic ambition goes hiking in the domains of synth pop and New Wave-pop. Here’s the title track from the album.