Astronaut In Cyberspace

June 18, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Astronaut In Cyberspace

The quartet Astronaut In Cyberspace is a new acquaintance who released their debut EP a couple of weeks ago. I’d like to call it psychadelic folk music, suggestive, slow and with quite special-sounding, draggy vocals. It’s an ambitious project which doesn’t stop with the music, but also includes art and music videos to all the tracks. Listen to a selection of the songs here:

Astronaut In Cyberspace site – on Facebookon Spotify

The Late Call live at Sofar Sounds – Premiere

June 9, 2015 at 10:45 am

The Late Call

Today I’m presenting a video premiere with The Late Call, aka Johannes Mayer, performing live at Sofar Sounds in Stockholm with the song “The Pact”. The song is taken from his latest album “Golden”, his fourth since the start in 2009, and which was released in April earlier this year.

The Late Call’s site – on Facebookon Spotify

The Tarantula Waltz – “Lynx EP”

June 4, 2015 at 6:02 pm

The Tarantula Waltz

The Tarantula Waltz, aka Markus Svensson, released the EP “Lynx” a couple of weeks ago. He serves us four tracks with uplifting folk-based singer/songwriter-music. It’s intimate, close, and Markus’ passionate, warm vocals sweeps across the beautiful melodies backed by gentle, dynamic arrangements with inspired finger-picking, subdued piano harmonies and shimmering pads in the background.

The sound has an earthy luster, maybe echoing the environments around Gagnef in Dalarna where he recorded the album together with Kristian Matsson (aka The Tallest Man On Earth). There are four strong songs, each one with its own character. They grow with each time I listen, but I have to admit that I was immediately caught by the immensely beautiful “The Leaning Apple Tree” where he closes in on Damien Rice’s heights. Taste two of the songs here below.

The Tarantula Waltz’ site – on Facebookon Spotify

Kataokas – “Anthesis”

May 11, 2015 at 4:27 pm

Kataokas

The band Kataokas, which I wrote about a couple of weeks ago, have released their album “Anthesis” now. It’s a great record in the same folkpop spirit we heard before. Here’s plenty of summer vibes, energy and sing-a-long melodies, but also some slower tunes turning it into a dynamic and varied album. Here are a couple of songs to taste.

Kataokas på Facebook – på Spotify

Kataokas – “Bad Time to Die” – premiere

April 27, 2015 at 3:05 pm
Kataokas

Foto: Anna von Brömssen

The band Kataokas with the singer Kalle Kataoka at the front has a premiere here on the blog today with the new single “Bad Time to Die”. The song is taken from their upcoming album “Anthesis”, to be released on the 12th of May. They write about the song:

“Kalle has got a friend whose wife passed away a couple of years ago. Her cancer was diagnosed when she was pregnant with her daughter. The cancer was unstoppable and the child lost her mother before age of one. The funeral was all through horrible. No one should have to die that young. Sorrow was hard to bare but at the same time everyone attending the ceremony found themselves smiling and laughing with the child.
The song Bad time to die was composed in the void between hope and sorrow.”

Despite the heavy subject, the song is an irresistable, catchy track which breathes of folky indiepop and sprouting joy of life. Listen for yourself here:

Kataokas on Facebook – on Spotify

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