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.
1. Kay Pacha
2. Isla Del Rojo
3. Bortom Horisonten
4. Intro / Till Min Familj
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 by Jennifer Bergsten
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)
Kumisolo & Joe Davolaz – Kabuki Femme Fatale (TS18)
Kumisolo & Joe Davolaz by Victoria Loeb
The Paris based Japanese artist Kumi Okamoto, more known as Kumisolo, has recorded an album with the Swedish all star orchestra Joe Davolaz for her new album 'Kabuki Femme Fatale'. The album will be released for the Swedish market via Tona Serenad, by Alter K for the French market and by Flau for the Japanese market. The album will be released in May 2017 on Tona Serenad.
Watch the video for the first single 'La Tête Ailleurs':