Tona Serenad's John Henriksson (Molnbär av John) & Joel Danell (Musette) did a four hour long DJ-set at Radio Skanstull 29/3, for you who missed the live broadcast can still listen to it here on Soundcloud.
The next release on Tona Serenad will be a flexi disc post card single with the amazing band Joe Davolaz and their song Piña Colada. It will also be featured on The Wire Tapper 34 that will come along with the April issue of the magazine.
Piña Colada 5" flexi disc
Release date: TBA
Format: Flexi disc
Imagine a warm breeze moving through a groovy beat. Add a woozy synthesizer, moving the theme along with purpose. Round that out with a melody organ and a slide guitar to really take it over the top. Now, just as you think you have all you need, a beautiful saxophone solo kicks in. Follow that up with a whispering vocal theme, twisting and turning and prancing around. Sounds pretty great, right?
Well, that’s what this is! This whimsical and punchy tune is the debut single from Joe Davolaz, the tropical, Stockholm-based orchestra. They are the musical core of a new generation of innovative creators and this is one of the smoothest and most danceable tunes you’ve listened to in a long time.
Composed by Vilhelm Bromander, Dennis Egberth, Oskar Carls, Joel Danell, Linus Hillborg, Anders Af Klintberg. Cover photo by Lisa Grip. Artwork by John Henriksson. Mastered by Jonathan Dakers. Recorded in Studio Weiner Futurismo, Stockholm (2013).
Matti Bye & This Forgotten Land, Live at Café OTO, London March 3rd.
Photo by: Dawid Laskowski
View more photos from the evening here:
Kumisolo with Matti Bye - Bethanien LP and L'Enfant de la Liberté 7"
Matti Bye - Bethanien LP (TS10)
Matti Bye - The Piano Ship (For The Piano) comes with every copy of Bethanien.
"Feels like a soundtrack if you’ve been dumped and want to mooch across wintry wastelands."
*** Drowned In Sound (7/10)
"Matti’s sense of deep expression through powerful melody, emotional phrasing, and masterful use of old sounds is mesmerizing, and holds true to the notion that sometimes less is more, and that there is something profound, if even frighteningly beautiful, in the silence that rings between notes."
"Bethanien is therefore anything but a boisterous and uptempo set—which is not to imply that's a depressing drag of a listen, either. It is, in a word, lovely, a stirring and elegant set of humble, waltz-styled soundscapes."
"Matti Bye is a Swedish born composer of film soundtracks and as such is a master of tension. The album is filled with ghostly twinkling, the feeling that something very wrong indeed is just around the corner. It has an ancient, antique feel, as though its was recorded decades ago on a crackly phonograph and has just been unearthed."
*** Norman Records (8/10)
*** Dagens Nyheter (3/5)
Matti Bye and Momus with Tona Serenad's Gustav Rådström, Joel Danell, John Henriksson. Photo by Aron Pelcman.
"On le dit en toute subjectivité, Tona Serenad est l'un des plus jolis petits labels européens contemporains. Basé à Stockholm, ce conglomérats de dandys collectionneurs de library mené par Joel Danell (aka Musette) et John Henriksson (aka Molnbär) sort aussi pas mal de disques remarquables."
Tona Serenad's Joel Danell (Musette) and John Henriksson (Molnbär av John) was invited to make a podcast for The Drone, listen to it and download it here: http://www.the-drone.com/magazine/dronecast-075-tona-serenad/
TONA SERENAD & MOTHER PRESENTERAR: MOMUS
Södra Bar, 31 oktober (20.00-01.00)
Åldersgräns: 18 år
Momus på scen ca. 22:00. (Södra Teaterns barer och restaurang öppnar 17:00)
Med Musaks & Cojacks från:
Mother Maycroft & Tona Serenad
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/604198749638994/?fref=ts
Molnbär av John & Milan W was intivted by Yana Foqué & Joke Leonare FOR 'de nachtwinkel' in Antwerp, June 2013 to make a split 7". It's featured in this months The Wire in an article about the Antwerp underground music scene. Molnbär av John's part, titled "Kaikki Loppunu", is available for streaming through their website.
Molnbär av John / Milan W: Music For Night(shops) 7"
A1 Milan Warmoeskerken – Bolero Night 3:32
A2 Milan Warmoeskerken – Slow Motion 3:12
B1 Molnbär Av John – Kaikki Loppunu 5:35
RELEASED by Yana Foqué & Joke Leonare FOR 'de nachtwinkel', Antwerp, June 2013
SLEEVE DESIGN by Joke Leonare
TYPOGRAPHY by Yana Foqué
MASTERED by Bert Aerts at Senstudio
PRINTED by Jan Matthé, Risiko Press
THANKS to IIIW, Scheld'apen VZW, Cultuurantenne district Antwerpen, Jan Van Vliet & Eveline Foqué
Still available for 7€. Order your copy through email@example.com.
Matti Bye: Bethanien LP
Release date: December, 2013
Composed and recorded by Matti BYE at Schokoladenfabrik, Kreuzberg and Beckholmen, STOCKHOLM between 2010 and 2013 with Grand Piano,
Vibraphonette, Glockenspiel, Accordion, Mellotron, 8RPM Gramophone, Live Electronics and Field Recordings. Additional samples on ”ACROSS THE SUN”
by Joel DANELL. Mixed and produced by Joel DANELL and Matti BYE at Studio Wiener Futurismo. Mastered by Alf Håkan Åkesson.
Cover art and design by John HENRIKSSON.
Listen to the two first tracks, "The Piano Ship" and "Eikern, 1977" on our Soundcloud. More information regarding the release will be available soon!
Musette - Space Songs (mixtape)
1. March of the Apes - Leonard Rosenman
2. The Liquidator - Dick Hyman
3. Hard Hitter - Keith Popworth
4. Samba de Victoria - Richard Hayman
5. Isn´t it odd - Dick Hyman
6. Lay Lady Lay - Claude Denjean
7. Walk on By - Enoch Light
8. Give it up or turn it Loose - Dick Hyman
9. Dear Miss Christie - Rod Hunter
10. Zoom a little ZoomTom Glazer & Dottie Evans
11. Let the Sunshine In - The Electric Hair
12. Shake that Bow/Shake does Bones - Don Harper
13. Venus - John Coltrane / Rashied Ali
14. Symphonie No 6 - Moondog
15. Across the Universe - Sounds Galactic
Molnbär av John - Moonlight and Love Songs (mixtape)
1. Francois De Roubaix - Le Vieux Fusil
2. Roy Orbison - In Dreams
3. Ruby and the Romantics - Moonlight and Music
4. Lee Andrews - I'm Sorry, Pillow
5. Pete Drake - I'm Sorry
6. The Chantels - Look In My Eyes
7. The Groop - Nobody At All
8. Grethe Agatz - Ekkoleg
9. Francois De Roubaix - Loin
10. The Videls - I'll Forget You
11. The Shangri-Las - Remember (Walking In The Sand)
12. The Ronettes - Do I Love You
13. Chantal Goya - D'abord-Dis Moi Ton Nom
14. The Supremes - Only Sixteen
15. Roy Orbison - You'll Never Be Sixteen Again
16. The Tornados - The Ice Cream Man
17. The Coasters - Brazil
18. The Cowsills - The Rain, The Park and Other Things
19. The Sandpipers - What Makes You Deam, Pretty Girl
20. Francois De Roubaix - Baran
21. The Cryin' Shames - Please Stay
22. Cliff Richard - The Next Time
Tom Gagniere and John Henriksson are starting a daughter label to Tona Serenad called Basiers Volés (Stolen Kisses) that are specializing in re-editions of odd and rare gems released as exclusive vinyl editions. We're proud to present the first project almost entirely created by the pupils of the Freinet classes in the 1970s called L'Enfant De La Liberté – Pre-orders will be available soon!
I. C. E. M. Pédagogie FREINET: L’ENFANT DE LA LIBERTÉ 7"
BAISERS VOLÉS – BV001
Release date: TBA
This record was initially released by the Institut Coopératif de l'Ecole Moderne - Pédagogie Freinet (The Cooperative Institute of Modern School - Freinet's teaching method) and distributed with the issue number 79 (November-December 1975) of the magazine Art enfantin et créations. The songs presented in this record were created by children from secondary school and high school classes.
To say that these classes were like no others and that the teachers were not just any teachers may sound pretentious but it is certain that these songs could have never been composed without the particularly warm atmosphere that reigned in these children's groups. They didn't just come out of the blue either.
"Singing is like drawing..." and this is is one of the child's means of expression, just like writing, dancing, etc and this is in this context that those songs were born. They were created in "French" class and not in music class. Sometimes one pupil composed the text first, and then found a melody, sometimes another classmate helped. But most of the time they were created as songs instead of being only texts with music. Then the other members of the group discovered the songs and learnt how to play it, always in a sharing and welcoming context.
The teachers and educators using Freinet's method (created by Célestin Freinet) intend to develop teaching practices rooted in a "social reality, in order to favour children's emancipation. They want school to be a place where every child can express himself, learns how to be responsible for himself, learns how to cooperate, experiment and open himself to the world. thanks to free text, free drawing, inter-school correspondance, printing and high school paper.... that is still in practice today.
A1. L’ENFANT DE LA LIBERTE
A2. C'ÉTAIT L'HISTORIE
A3. LAISSEZ MOI RÊVER
Anna KRIKORIAN – Andréa DEBRET
A4. HOMMAGE A PUIG ANTICH
Annick BANNOS Poème
B1. PRENDS LE TEMPS D'ECOUTER
B2. THE OCEAN
B3. LA MER ÉTAIT GRANDE
Anna KRIKORIAN – Andréa DEBRET
B4. LA – BAS
The Wire Tapper 32
All copies of the August 2013 issue of The Wire will come complete with an exclusive free CD attached to the cover, The Wire Tapper 32, the latest volume in the acclaimed series of new music compilations.
This months edition features Matti Bye's "Eikern, 1977" from his upcoming full length LP "Europa" witch is our next release on Tona Serenad.
As with previous volumes this CD, which has been compiled by Shane Woolman, Andy Tait and Katie Gibbons, is packaged in a heavy duty card sleeve designed by The Wire's art director Ben Weaver, and contains a range of new, rare or exclusive tracks from across the spectrum of the kind of underground/outsider musics covered in The Wire.
Matti Bye “Eikern, 1977”
From Europa LP
After several years composing and performing innovative scores, Matti Bye has developed an incomparable style of piano improvisation between moving image, sound and music. Written and composed between Stockholm and Berlin over the last two years, Europa was initially inspired by a dream about a piano in a sunken ship, and takes the listener on a lyrical journey into the world of dreams and illusions.
Release Party for Dorian Pimpernel - Teorema 7"
THURSDAY 2 MAY
20h00 – 01h30
8, passage Josset
(Johan GIRARD, Hadrien GRANGE, Jérémie ORSEL, Laurent TALON, Benjamin ESDRAFFO)
Molnbär av John