Dr. Sounds – “Cobresia III”

June 7, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Dr. Sounds

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.

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New cassette releases from Zeonlight

February 21, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Zeonlight

Zeonlight is a music company that focuses on cassette releases, a trend that’s clearly growing, although not as strongly as the vinyl revival. They represent quite a few very interesting artists, and have jumpstarted the year with with a number of releases which I thought I’d give you a taste of here below. It’s about the artists Testbild!, Folkmun (upcoming release), Tidlös and Heat and White, and more cassettes is coming up. When it comes to me, I don’t have any cassette players left, if I don’t count the one in the car, but luckily the albums are also available digitally, on Zeonlight’s Bandcamp page.

Houston

January 17, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Houston

If any music deserves the tag dreamy it’s Houston‘s music. Their ambient electronica and whipering soul voices soars right up into the clouds and it feels relaxing and soothing. Behind Houston we find the producer team Sum Comfort and this is their way of showing themselves as artists. An album will be released later this year. On the EP you’ll find four tracks where “14 februari” is an interpretation in Swedish of Sade’s ”I Never Thought I’d See The Day” and “Eldflugor” an interpretation of John Martyns  ”Hurt In Your Heart”.

Houston on Twitteron Bandcamp

Old Friends

Lymland – “Ensamtidsroman”

October 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Lymland

Last week I told you about Kvartetten Raekan and their philosophy of creating their own country, which you reach by listening to their music. Another band that has embraced this idea and created this is Lymland. The name of the country is of course Lymland, and on the cover of their debut album “Ensamtidsroman”, which was released in the end of September, we can even study a map of this island.

In Lymland it feels harmonic and quiet, but also a little lonely sometimes. The pace is slower than here in our world, when we quietly stroll along to some well-chosen organ or clarinet melodies, or lie down in the grass watching the sky filled with large cotton-like clouds, to the tones of a guitar figure. It’s not a carefree world, though, which we’re reminded of as disharmonic tension intrudes in”Mannen med rök i handen” (“The man with smoke in his hand”) or the only vocal track “Söndagstråkigt” (“Sunday boredom”), or as the beast rages in “Räven och hägern” (“The fox and the heron”). It’s an album you can escape to when life goes a little too fast and we need to think about what we’re doing.

Lymland was created by the duo Sonja Perander (If They Ask Tell Them We’re Dead) and Jerker Kaj (Scraps of Tape). The album was recorded during a few days in December last year, with the help of the singer in the band Solander, Fredrik Karlsson.

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Långsam glöd
Mannen med rök i handen

Fort Fairfield – “Danziger Strasse” – video

September 17, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Here’s a song from the upcoming album “The Straw Boys” with electro duo Fort Fairfield, “Danziger Strasse”. A soundtrack to an ordinary day on Danziger Strasse, in Berlin I guess. It obviously feels quite pleasant to walk along that street.

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