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Matti Bye – Absence

Matti Bye

Clash Magazine
premiered 'Absence', the first single off 'This Forgotten Land' Matti Bye's forthcoming piano album to be released on November 3rd, 2017.

Read the full article here.

Pre-orders for 'This Fogotten Land' are now available via Klangbox Distribution.




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Kumisolo & Joe Davolaz – Kabuki Femme Fatale (TS18)

Kumisolo & Joe Davolaz – Kabuki Femme Fatale (TS18)

Artist: Kumisolo & Joe Davolaz
Title: Kabuki Femme Fatale
Catalogue number: TS18
Release date: 2017-05-12
Format: 12" 33 1/3 rpm

Order now from: Klangbox Distribution

Kumisolo started collaborating with Swedish tropical band Joe Davolaz by singing on their « Cha Cha André » EP. Attracted by their warm and authentic sound, she decided to meet them in Stockholm and record the arrangements for her second album « Kabuki Femme Fatale ». By jamming together in Tropiska studios, a true alchemy soon operated between Kumi’s bitter sweet pop compositions and the band’s live vibrations. Listening to « Kabuki Femme Fatale », music lovers will probably tell their common fascination for timeless pop artists, such as Haruomi Hosono, Martin Denny, Françoise Hardy or the synthpop trio Antena. Like a psych-pop concept album rescued from a time capsule, « Kabuki Femme Fatale » brings you a kaleidoscopic reading on the modern woman with unique hypnotic sounds.

Limited edition gatefold LP released by Tona Serenad under exclusive license from Alter K. « Kabuki Femme Fatale » is also available in France by Alter K and in Japan by Flau.

Tracklist:
01. Voyage
02. Pop Girl
03. Jungle Lady
04. Kung-Fu Boy
05. La tête ailleurs
06. Pico Pico Robot Woman
07. Kabuki Femme Fatale
08. Automne Joli
09. Ping Pong Machine
10. Tous Les Jours


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14/6 — Release Party at Fasching in Stockholm.



Buy tickets here:
http://www.fasching.se/evenemang/kumisolo-joe-davolaz/MTg2Mzk=


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3 April, 2017

Isla Del Rojo

Isla Del Rojo

Artist: Isla Del Rojo
Title: Isla Del Rojo
Catalogue number: TS17
Release date: 2017-04-22
Format: 12" 33 1/3 rpm

Order now from: Klangbox Distribution

One. So, there's this thing in Incan mythology called pacha. It’s basically about dividing the world, and all of cosmos, into three different spheres: the world above, the world below and this one. While these spheres, according to pacha, are part of a unified system, the division between the spheres is where it gets interesting. That’s where we get the dualism so important with the Incans, the Yanantin. It relates to both time and space, then and now, here and there, anything and anywhere and in any time and everything at the same exact time. In short, what it means is that every thing possesses, in some way, all possible values of that thing; it exists in all three spheres.

Two. Although the term folk music has only been used since sometime in the 19th century, people have enjoyed it a lot longer than that. It’s literally the people’s music. And, while it often describes music that is traditional and bound by customs, because of the inherent democracy of its meaning, it not only allows, but encourages any peoples to define and create their own folk music. So let’s do that.

Three. Isla del Rojo. Comprised of Swedish guitar player and composer Daniel Ögren (Sarah Riedel, Musette) and Danish drummer Ulrik Ording (Anna von Hausswolff), Isla del Rojo blends various South American styles of music—with a particular focus on the Peruvian Huayno tradition—with Swedish pop, jazz, folk and film music. By mixing analog synths with flutes and woodwinds (such as the quena, played by Per “Ruskträsk” Johansson), strings with percussions, they embrace the dualism of the pacha tradition, creating music that is at the same time traditional and modern, South American and Scandinavian, romantic and festive, peaceful and and energetic, fitting equally well on a movie screen as on a Bolivian dance floor.

Limited edition of 300 copies.

Tracklist:
1. Kay Pacha
2. Isla Del Rojo
3. Bortom Horisonten
4. Intro / Till Min Familj
5. Abisko
6. Öppna
7. Ge Fjället Tillbaka
8. Du Gamla Du Fria


"One of my absolute favourite Swedish bands, Isla del Rojo [...] Isla del Rojo is a collaboration between Ulrik Ording and Daniel Ögren and they make music inspired by Bolivian folk music, Swedish pop, jazz, film music and folk music"
— Anna von Hausswolff




Isla Del Rojo
Isla Del Rojo by Jennifer Bergsten

Concerts:
4 MARCH @ DISELVERKSTADENS BIBLIOTEK, STOCKHOLM
28 MARCH @ PUSTERVIK, GÖTEBORG (opening for Anna von Hausswolff)
1 APRIL @ VASATEATERN, STOCKHOLM (opening for Anna von Hausswolff)
19 APRIL @ RÖNNELLS, STOCKHOLM (release concert)


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