Lokatt – “Karg” EP

November 30, 2015 at 5:47 pm

Lokatt

The two sisters Johanna and Nina Piroth have been our guests here several times before with their folk-vibing indie music. Now they have started a new project they call Lokatt. Here they explore the electronic spaces instead, playing with techno beats, mellotrones and synthpads. On Friday they released the debut EP “Karg”, an EP with three songs where I recognize them very well despite the new environment. The folk mystique, the melancholic ambience and the dreamy vibe are still there, but at the same time it feels entirely fresh with new, dance-enticing and suggestive soundscapes. Here are two of the tracks:

Lokatt on Facebookon Spotifyon Apple Music

Jean Dark – “I Will Never Let Me Down”

November 30, 2015 at 1:49 pm

Jean Dark

The duo Jean Dark are presenting themselves today with their first single, “I Will Never Let Me Down”. It’s a wonderful, soft, ambient ballad with a nocturnal 80’s vibe. The duo consists of Minna Bolin, whom we’ve heard here before in the band Desertsongs, and Ingela Jansson. They write that they are releasing the song today, on the 30th of November, to remind us to never give up the struggle for our future on this planet. Because today is also the start of the climate conference in Paris.

Jean Dark on Facebookon Spotifyon Apple Music

Neiked – “Cowboy” feat. Thomas Stenström

November 23, 2015 at 6:43 pm

Neiked

The producer Victor Rådström has been working behind artists like Miriam Bryant and Elin Bergman before. Now he’s launched his own project under the name Neiked, a project which will feature both Swedish and international artists in the time to come.

First up is the song “Cowboy” and Thomas Stenström. The song fits Thomas like hand in glove and is a wonderful, uplifting mix with both an organic and an electronic vibe, where a funkish deep bass comes in the company of a catchy muted guitar riff, sitar strands, children choirs and handclaps.

The next installation is coming up in the beginning of December.

Neiked on Facebookon Spotifyon Apple Music

Alex Vargas – “Giving Up the Ghost”

November 12, 2015 at 7:45 pm

Alex Vargas

The Danish-British artist Alex Vargas is not only an impressive soul-tinged singer, he’s also a most creative producer and songwriter, which he shows on his latest single “Giving Up the Ghost”. I take the opportunity also to add his single from last year, “Till Forever Runs Out”, a much softer song which shows another side of his unique mix of electropop, soul and R&B.

Alex Vargas’ site – on Facebookon Spotifyon Apple Music

Orange Red – “Ocean” EP

November 12, 2015 at 6:16 pm

Orange Red

Orange Red is the solo project of the musician Jonas Love Williamsson, hailing from Göteborg. In October he released his debut EP “Ocean” through the French label Scandinavian Crush. Inspired by shoegaze from the 90’s and ambient music from the likes of Brian Eno and Angelo Badalamenti he has created beautiful soundscapes with songs that walk the line between melodic synthpop and moodsetting musical landscapes. Clean guitar figures and dreamy, distanced vocals are embedded in glittering, sweet and retro-sounding layers of synths accompanied by electronic beats. It’s quite a varied album, though, and there are plenty of diversions from this theme. Here are a couple of songs from the EP.

Orange Red on Spotifyon Apple Music

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