Desperat K – “Solo”

August 30, 2016 at 5:45 pm

Desperat K

The duo Desperat K, whom I presented less than two years ago, released the single “Solo” a few weeks ago. Like before they serve us colours from the eighties with postpunk-vibing synthpop, here in a song that pulsates with melancholy in the dark Uppsala night. It grows into an epic, beautiful synth ballad, in a similar style as their first track “Östermalm”. Fortunately they have just started working on their first full length album, which we will be able to enjoy some time next year.

Desperat K on Facebook – on Soundcloud

Lars Bröndum – “Fallout” album

August 10, 2016 at 5:06 pm

A major drone sound opens the album ”Fallout”, immediately making me curious. The record soon becomes even more interesting with rhythmic glitches and other sounds, but Lars Bröndum’s music is in a way hard to describe or categorize. It has depth but at the same time it’s rather easy to listen to it even though it’s about drone, noise and glitch, as well as classical eam. The music also contains some elements I interpret as nods to the 60’s sound world. One can be discouraged by the length of the tracks, but there is everything to gain by getting through them, as here and there suddenly new worlds open up.

Target You

Double Helix Staircase

Lars Bröndum’s site – on Twitteron Facebook – on Spotifyon Apple Music

Dumdum Score – “Audio Sheep”

July 11, 2016 at 4:21 pm

Dumdum Score

Experimental 80’s music from Newcastle meets 2016 in a self-sampled material with both new and old content. The British duo Dumdum Score, Cristopher Simpson and Michael Fielding, were never quite satisfied with the outcome of their 80’s album. They sampled their own songs and reworked it to an album which breathes synth and tape loops from the 80’s as well as a complex, multilayered content that feels more 2016 than 1987, when the original was released . The atmosphere feels somewhat metallic and desolate, but is also music with a kind of black humour. There are tracks with vocals and voices, sometimes clear, sometimes quite obscure, and there are tracks based only on instrumental and other sounds.

According to Dumdum Score they have tried to create a surrealistic music with connections to various popular currents within art, and they mean that their music is a collision between the concious and the subconcious. Beside the music there are also associatied art and videos you can check out on their site and on Youtube.

Swells and flows

Heads of tulips

Dumdum Score’s site – on Twitter – on Bandcamp

Death Team – “Death Team Loves You” EP

July 6, 2016 at 5:33 pm

Death Team

The duo Death Team, Mayka Edd and Johan Tilli, have released their debut EP, “Death Team Loves You”, from which you can enjoy a few tracks here below. It’s an irresistible collection of electropop songs where they use much of their palette of naive cheekiness, playfulness, humour and sincerity. You can smile at the images they paint or just dance away without thinking about anything. They don’t complicate things, and I often recognize the melody hooks and the sounds, but still they sound like nobody else.

Death Team’s site – on Facebookon Spotifyon Apple Music

Ærheart feat. Bränderna – “Det Liv Jag Älskar”

June 20, 2016 at 4:46 pm


In his solo project Ærheart Jonas Linngård has released a new version of the song “Det liv jag älskar”, originally recorded by Perssons Pack. In his hands the song moves to a quite different atmosphere as he wraps a electronic haze of beautiful melancholy around us. And when Bränderna adds his sensitive and fragile vocals to the track it becomes a heartbreaking experience.

Earlier this year Ærheart also released the single “Howl”. Again he shows us a soft melancholy and another interesting voice in Naphta Sings. It’s a fascinating song with a catchy melodic line that runs through the entire song in different incarnations, in the intro, in the verse melody and in the chorus, repeating without feeling repetivite.

Ærheart on Facebook – on Spotify – on Apple Music

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