Helena Arlock

April 15, 2009 at 3:39 pm

Helena Arlock recently released her debut album “Old Dirty Hound” (Red Olive). And she has succeeded in creating a very special mix of styles here, with catchy pop interwoven with jazzy blues, electronica with acoustic. Like if the experimental side of Lykke Li would meet the soft emotional side of Nina Persson.

It’s dreamy, varied and somewhat minimalistic, a really pleasant album which you can listen to more on her Myspace page. You can also visit Helenas Arlock’s site where you can listen, read her blog and more.

Listen to and download the first two tracks of “Old Dirty Hound”:

Fragile Me Fragile You

Gustav and the Seasick Sailors

September 21, 2008 at 8:00 am

Gustav and the Seasick SailorsGustav Haggren is an extremely busy musician! It’s obviously not enough that he has a solo project, plays with two other songwriters, Christian Cuff and Helena Arlock, and is coordinating a world band (yes, they are spread all over the world); he is also touring all the time! Go and check out his tourdates for 2007…jesus!

Nevertheless, it seems like it’s among the seasick sailors that Gustav likes it best. And it’s from this constellation the songs below comes from.

The first song I heard is from 2004, “Vagabond’s Polka”, and it feels like I’m invited to Montmartre, Paris. There’s a fantastic Tivoli-feeling here!
And when I listen to “Something Weihtless” I hear great pop with hit potential. Overall, there is an incredible mix of songs I find with Gustav and the Seasick Sailors.

On Friday the 26th of September, they will celebrate the release of their new album “Brilliant Hands” on Tivoli in Helsingborg. Check out the info on their Myspace page.

Listen and download some tracks (Vagabond Polka is a live song with a slightly less sound quality, but I have included it because of the great feeling here. I hope I’m excused ;-)):
Something Weightless
Vagabonds Polka
Distant Mornings

Visit the band:
Gustav and the Seasick Sailors on Myspace
Their homepage and blog

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