Instrumental explorers – Per Störby Jutbring, Conny Olivetti and Interzone Inc

January 27, 2016 at 6:58 pm
Per Störby Jutbring

Per Störby Jutbring

Per Störby Jutbring – “Dance of the Diaper Fairy”

It’s easy to get impressed by Per Störby Jutbring’s versatility as a musician. I feel it’s almost easier to list what he’s not ventured into. In the autumn I wrote about his excellent film song “Tomorrow“, but here I’m going to present an album he released already last Spring, “Dance of the Diaper Fairy”.

He writes that it’s at the piano he feels most comfortable, and it shows on this album, which consists mostly of solo piano tracks. With a quite personal touch to the keys he’s created a beautiful and intimate session where he mixes minimalistic, melodic songs with free improvisation and also a few wonderful trio collaborations, where he’s joined by Johanna Dahl on cello and Malin My Wall on violin. Here are two examples:

Per Störby Jutbring on Facebook – on Spotify – on Apple Music


Conny Olivetti – “Klangwelt / 2016”

Even if the themes and music varies from album to album I do recognize the ambience in Conny Olivettis music. Here on the latest album “Klangwelt / 2016” in a dark, futuristic atmosphere where he lets voice samplings colour and comment upon the theme in question. This time, as I interpret it, it’s about the human rights and the real threats out there in our world.

Conny Olivetti’s site – on Bandcamp


Interzone Inc – “Stories”

And now to another creative electronic adventurer: Interzone Inc. Just before Christmas he released the album “Stories”, a quite enjoyable album where he mixes beat-driven tunes, which sometimes reminds me of old electronica heroes like Vangelis, with dreamy ambient soundscapes. Here are two tracks to taste:

Interzone Inc’s site – on Facebook – on Spotify – on Apple Music – on Bandcamp

Deer – “Your Thoughts”

November 23, 2015 at 6:26 pm


Julia Thomasdotter has a solo project going on which she calls Deer. Earlier this year she released the single “Your Thoughts”, a song you can listen to here below. It’s a folk-vibing song with heavy tom beats, acoustic guitars and sweet voice harmonies that keep me glued to the speakers for the entire length of 5 minutes, although there is little dynamics in the song. Well, there are variations in the shape of a catchy chorus, but it certainly is a rather hypnotic track which can take quite a few spins.

If you’d like to see Julia live, and happen to be in Stockholm on the 1st of December, you can visit Klubb Shangri-La at Hornhuset in the evening.

Crying Day Care Choir – “Wonderlust” EP

November 11, 2015 at 4:42 pm

Crying Day Care Choir

You can’t get anything but happy when you listen to Crying Day Care Choir. Their new EP “Wonderlust” is no exception to that rule. There are no minor scales clouding the blue sky as far as we can see, and we don’t worry about anything as we join the band in a sing-a-long to strong, bright melodies and a flower-dressed, acoustic folkpop, heartened by their warm smiles. Here’s a taste in the shape of the single with the same name, an obvious, and just as captivating, follow-up to last year’s “Up & Away“:

Crying Day Care Choir on Facebookon Spotifyon Apple Music

Låtsaspoeten – “Nattmusik för människor”

November 4, 2015 at 2:39 pm


Earlier in the Autumn Jon Rinneby, as promised, released a new album under the name Låtsaspoeten, “Nattmusik för människor”. Just like on Låtsaspoeten’s debut from the beginning of this year it’s about folk pop in Swedish, often with the acoustic guitar as a base. Even if the albums share many characteristics it feels overall like he’s expanding the musical horizon’s of Låtsaspoeten’s musical landscape. The clever, sing-along-inviting songs are there, but the intimate, tender moments are given more space and the influence from Americana and dreamy folk indie is more obvious than before. As usual his choruses get stuck in my head in some curious way, and when I’m having lunch I hear “Barnasinnets glöd” and “Hoppet kan va hopplöst” on repeat. I am more affected, though, by songs like “Linda” and “Du ser”, where the last one may be the most delicate, naked and vulnerable I’ve heard from him.
If you happen to be in Malmö tonight you can watch him play some songs together with Anna Jadéus (who also has contributed with vocals on the album) at Beer Ditch at 7 pm.

Låtsaspoeten on Facebook – on Spotify – on Apple Music

Novo Amor – “Anchor”

October 21, 2015 at 6:26 pm

Novo Amor

Novo Amor invites us to this immensely beautiful song, “Anchor”. It certainly surrounds me with warmth in this dark Autumn night, like if there were still some sparks left in the last camp fire of the summer. Behind the artist name Novo Amor and the soft falsetto voice you’ll find the British artist Ali Lacey, who last year released his debut EP “Woodgate NY”, a highly recommended album.

Novo Amors site – on Facebook – on Spotify – on Apple Music

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