New Christmas Music

December 19, 2008 at 4:17 am

ChristmasAfter listening to Best-of Christmas albums too many times, too many Christmases, I thought it would be nice to find some new favourites. And why not start looking among all the artists we have presented here at Meadowmusic?

So, here’s a collection of new christmas songs, and I hope that you too will find some songs that gives you that extra Christmas atmosphere.

Merry Christmas!

ad dios, the masters of ambience have created their own version of an old Christmas carol. On their site you can also download the wav-file of the song and a cover, so that you create your own Christmas gift.
Once In Royal David’s City

The Deer Tracks
Christmas Fire

Twiggy Frostbite
Lanterns & Stars

Mikael Herrström (with his own version of Hanoi Rocks’ song. Mikael will be presented in an upcoming post.)
Dead By X-mas

Maini Sorri, buy her Christmas EP here.
Our River Runs On Christmas Night

Strangers In Wonderland
Flickan i fönstret

Christian Björklund and Chuck Dread
O, helga natt (Chuck Dread remix)

Pär Enqvist Band
Blir det nån jul i år?

SvenStures Poporkester, the children’s pop band, world famous in Skåne, Sweden, also gives away their new album for free download. If you’d like to listen to the songs you can visit their site. (in Swedish)
Nissarnas A-lagskapten

Strangers In Wonderland

October 19, 2008 at 1:00 am

Strangers In Wonderland - ShadowsThe 6th of October Strangers In Wonderland released their debut album “Shadows” (Last Refrain Music). The duo, Åsa Girgensohn and Lasse Thomasson, offers 19 tracks on their album! On the album you’ll find 4 excellent remixes signed by Chuck Dread (Fredrik Muskos) and David Lilja.

Even if I had listened to some songs before, it was a real positive surprise to listen to the entire album. It takes a lot to be able to maintain the listener’s interest throughout 19 tracks, but I would say that they have really succeded in this. More so, I feel that the tension and the interest of the album step up the further I listen.

The base is solid pop with beautiful melodies, strong choruses, an atmosphere and lyrics that give a feeling of mystique around their Wonderland-theme. Åsa Girgensohn adds a lot of tension and drama with her vocals. Her voice reminds a little of ABBA-Annifrid, but with real dose of attitude added, which makes it more interesting to listen to.

Influences from other styles spice things up like funk, soul flirts from the seventies, rock, blues, drama and art rock.

The last year Strangers In Wonderland has achieved great success among the podcasters all over the world. In fact, they are one of the most frequently played bands in the world. On their site you can find links to many of these podcasters, which can be a interesting way of discovering the podcasting world if this is unfamiliar to you.

At strangersinwonderland.com you can listen to all the songs from “Shadows”, download some of them, read their blog and subscribe to their newsletter.

Listen to three songs from “Shadows”:

So Much More
Whispers
Addicted (Chuck Dread remix)

You can also find Strangers In Wonderland on Myspace.

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