John ola – “LP”

August 20, 2013 at 3:53 pm

John ola

John ola is the former guitarist in the punk band C. Aarmé. In Spring he released his solo album debut, which shortly is called “LP”. It’s a strong instrumental album where he paints harsh, dark landscapes, where the dust still whirls around after the battle, but where beautiful melodies makes it through the haze from afar. It feels filmic and the analogue synth sounds reminds us of old glorious days in this newly created rough environment. Here are two songs:

John ola’s site – on Facebookon Spotifyon Wimp

Cyan Marble – “Maya EP”

June 7, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Cyan Marble

The experiment-happy Cyan Marble, which I wrote about in the Autumn, is back with a new EP, “Maya”. And also this time they bring their sense for the theatrical and their unchecked progressive rock. Try the starting track here below.

Cyan Marble on Facebook – on Bandcamp

Misth – “Rise Of A New Day”

June 5, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Misth

Misth, hailing from Stockholm, released a sparkling debut rock album during Spring, which is definitely worth checking out if you like the combination of metal, melodic hard rock and progressive rock. In front of a gang of brilliant musicians and scarred veterans, who come from the predecessor Mercury Fang, we find singer Maria Rådsten. Mostly known from before as a member of the group One More Time, it sounds like she’s really found her hunting grounds as she’s impressing with her register, dynamics and strength.

There’s a lot of candy here for one whose choosy with rock; everything from tight, progressive excursions, to ominous metal riffs to melodic choruses that explodes in a kind of hard rock party. Nostalgic as I am I get quite a few vibes from both the seventies and the eighties with Dio, Black Sabbath, Yngwie Malmsteen and the likes. Sometimes I just get a flashback from one of the many guitar sounds thats strewn across the record. An album where they don’t hesitate to squeeze out the very last from the songs where five of the ten songs run over 6 minutes, with the epic finishing track “Day of Retribution” as the grande finale. Listen for yourself here below in a couple of songs.

Misth’s site – on Facebookon Spotifyon Wimpon Rara

I Call Your Name
Rise of a New Day

Dundertåget – “Det tog en lång tid”

March 14, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Dundertåget

Dundertåget with former Hellacopters-guitarist Robert Dahlqvist in the front, released last month the new single “Det tog en lång tid”. I haven’t listened to the earlier two albums, but this naked seventies-sounding blues-progressive ballad sure gave me taste for more. The single also comes with the track “Inte en dag” with lyrics by Bob Hansson. A new album is underway and will be released later this year.

Dundertåget’s site – on Facebookon Spotifyon Wimp

Puh – “Djärv som kärleken”

February 26, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Puh

Puh call their music fairy tale pop. And even if it’s not for the youngest children, there certainly is a feeling of story-telling in their varied instrumental music. I can hear the Swedish melancholy in folk progressive songs as well as the ambience from pupptries and burlesque journeys with horse and carriage. You can listen to all this on their debut album “Djärv som kärleken” (“Bold as Love”), which was released last month.

The band, hailing from Norrköping, was started in 2010 by the songwriter Jakob Sindahl as a solo project, but grew in size as he added more and more instruments to his compositions. Interestingly they have found a strong fan base in Brooklyn, NY. The organizer of the club Sugarcube in Brooklyn found them on the Internet and invited them to come and play. They grabbed the opportunity, travelled there and made an appreciated performance last year. Beside the appreciation and a bunch of new fans it also resulted in a contract with the  Brooklyn based label The Snake, who now has released their debut.

Puh on Facebookon Spotifyon Bandcamp

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