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

The Tarantula Waltz – “17”

January 26, 2015 at 4:57 pm

The Tarantula Waltz

Here’s a new music video from The Tarantula Waltz with a piece of wonderful Americana in the retrospective “17”. The song is taken from his third album “Tinder Stick Neck”, released last year.
Later this year he’s going to release a new EP recorded together with Kristian Matsson/The Tallest Man On Earth, who’s also produced the EP.

The Tarantula Waltz’ site – on Facebookon Spotifyon Wimp

The Spiny Normans, Lejonsläktet, The Tarantula Waltz, Iris & Hedvig, Rökmorsa och Manor Rungs

April 22, 2014 at 4:43 pm
The Spiny Normans

The Spiny Normans

I receive more great music than ever, so I’ll kickstart this week with six releases:

The Spiny Normans – “Waiting For the Storm” – EP

The Spiny Normans are based in Stockholm but have some of their roots in Åland. They released the debut EP in the Autumn, which will be available on Spotify and other services in a couple of weeks. I’d say it’s about folk inspired pop with a certain sense of drama. Here are two songs:

Lejonsläktet – “In och ut” – EP

The duo Lejonsläktet, whom I talked about last month, have released their debut EP now, full of great psychadelia with a vibe of Jämtland. Here’s the starting track “Ett svagt hopp om” from the EP:

The Tarantula Waltz – “Scandinavian Minds”

The Tarantula Waltz has released this Americana-sounding single from the new album “Tinder Stick Neck”, his third album which is being released this week.

Iris & Hedvig – “The Watcher & The Mind”

Here’s a new interesting young pop duo, Iris & Hedvig, with the debut single “The Watcher & The Mind”.  The song was produced by Christina Wehage, whom we’ve met before in her own project Be The Bear.


Rökmorsa is one of the projects the trio Pontus Björlin, Anders Åkesson and August Sörensons have been working on. They have collected 12 songs they recorded already in 2008 on the album “Forever’s Gonna Start Tonight”. It’s instrumental, experimental and a blend of influences from now and then. Here are two tracks:

Manor Rungs

The producer deadbeat has written songs and produced music for other artists before, for example electronica artist Compute and The Girl & The Robot. Now he’s grabbed the microphone himself and released seven songs under the name Manor Rungs. It’s a quite special blend of electronica and rock in Swedish, with some instrumental breaks. Listen for yourself:

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