Siri Karlsson – “Långt där ute”

February 4, 2015 at 3:19 pm

Siri Karlsson

The folk/psych duo Siri Karlsson,  Cecilia Österholm and Maria Arnqvist, are on their way with their third album “The Lost Colony”, to be released on th 25th of February. The last song on the album is called “Långt där ute”, which they present today in the shape of a music video directed by David Giese. It’s a journey which starts out calmly, yet somewhat disturbing, but which grows into a powerful folk epic searching for The Lost Colony, tinged by mystique and old folk magic.

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Cassius Lambert – “Orangeri” EP

November 28, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Cassius Lambert

We’ve met Cassius Lambert before as a bass player in the band Funked Up. During the Autumn he has left the band, though, to take care of his solo debut, the EP “Orangeri”. On the EP he’s joined by a number of musicians like for example Lelo Nika jr on accordion, Ludvig Samuelsson on alto saxophone and Arvid Ingvarsson on drums, to mention a few. There are three instrumental tracks on the EP, where he still has a few toes left in the seventies’ funk, but then in a blend of various genres which makes me think of fusionjazz from the seventies. It’s an impressive start of his solo project by this young musician, who also writes that an album is coming up in Spring. Here are two of the songs:

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Lejonsläktet – “Två”

November 19, 2014 at 5:08 pm


The duon Lejonsläktet, Alexander Eldefors and Volter Hagman, are back with more folk psychadelia on the new single “Två”. It contains the two songs “Väderkvarn” and “Trygghetens rus”, two songs approaching the progressive vibe from the seventies even more than the earlier songs.

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Xanima – “Prototype: Homo Sapiens”

October 28, 2014 at 3:07 pm


The band Xanima, hailing from Stockholm, released their second album earlier this year: “Prototype: Homo Sapiens”. Partly they describe their music as progressive rock and artrock, which also feels like the foundation of their music, but is a long way from describing what it’s about. Here’s a darkness and mystique, almost like it was fetched from goth rock and to some extent new wave, and, particularly, a great deal of grand drama channeled through the charismatic singer Jade Ell. It’s a powerful album with thirteen tracks that serves us almost an hour of music, and it’s one of those albums that grow as you more and more get into their special atmosphere.

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New album with Erik Borelius and singles from DNKL, Bring The Mourning On and Lejonsläktet

March 19, 2014 at 6:29 pm
Erik Borelius and House of Sound

Erik Borelius and House of Sound

Erik Borelius – “Erik Borelius and House of Sound” – album

“Erik Borelius and House of Sound” is the name of  Erik Borelius’ twelfth album, which was released a couple of days ago. It’s also the name of the band he started three years ago with himself on vocals and acoustic guitar, Pär Hedtjärn on Drums, Jonas Hedlund on electric guitars and Anders Olausson on bass guitar.

On the album they’ve been aiming at the arrangements they play live with as few added tracks as possible. The sound is airy, warm and close. Mostly it feels rather laidback and quite personal in songs where Erik is mixing influences from various directions, from pop, blues, jazz, progressive rock, fusion. Sometimes I get some Dire Straits-vibes but still it feels like it’s the spirit of Al Di Meola which shines through in the strongest way, and which is also allowed to spread it’s wings in a couple of the instrumental tracks and in a song like “What Is It All About?” here below. It’s a band of skilled, tight musicians where of course Eriks’s fantastic and beautiful acoustic guitar gets some well deserved space. Here are two songs:

DNKL – “Battles”

The trio DNKL got plenty of attention on the net from their debut single “Hunt“. Last month they released the follow-up “Battles”, a song where I recognize the large-sounding, soaring electro pop from the debut but which also contain a certain rock vibe.

Bring The Mourning On – “Fading Trail” – video

Bring The Mourning On, hailing from Malmö, are releasing a new album, “Northern Ghost”, on the 4th of April. Here’s the first taste in the shape of a video to the song “Fading Trail”. Naked, beautiful Americana:

Lejonsläktet – “Som om sanden rinner ut” – video

Alexander Eldefors and Volter Hagman grew up together in the small village Undersåker in Jämtland. Later they played together in the band  Rói Höttur, but parted musically, and we’ve heard them here before in projects like The Orange Revival, The Seed Coat and Yellus. Now they are back together again in a new project, Lejonsläktet, which is built upon ideas, melodies and thoughts they have collected over the years. Here’s their first creation, a song that really feels like psychadelia from Jämtland, and which will soon be followed by the debut EP “In och ut”:

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