Yugoslavian Space Program – An Electronic Compilation Gem, or More if You Want

This compilation album is a fraction of the electronic music made in former (or current day imaginative) Yugoslavia. The album is rooted in the dreamy nostalgic visions and ideas that old and young x-yuggies have about what Yugoslavia could have been, could have become - not what it was or ended up in. One has ...

Lerin / Hystad release ‘Creatures of the Deep’

A favorite musical duo, actually a married couple, called Lerin/Hystad have released fine music and are hot up with a new album called Creatures of the Deep. The music is a skeletonian mix of elecetronic music with happy easy going tight drums, a kind of cozy lo-fi blip-blop intellectual background music. I mean background music in a ...

Cary Grace Live

The past month I got the chance to see and hear one of my favorite artists live, Cary Grace (interview with her). She's just released a live album called The Uffculme Variations and posted a fantastic live concert excerpt from earlier in May this year. Hopefully there is more she'll post on YouTube from that May concert. ...

Slim Vic’s ‘Force Majeure’ Remix Part 2

Recently Slim Vic released a remix version of his album Force Majeure. I was part of that and really happy about my mashup. It's a fine album to begin with and several artists got their chance to lay their hands on it.   https://youtu.be/imMAd9sTLJE   Slim Vic's real name is Viktor and he is on the throne of the ...

Saturn rocket launch & Apollo journey with dark ambient soundscape

I really enjoy the footage from the golden age of space traveling. Here's the Saturn rocket launch and the epic journey to the moon and back by the Apollo program. All footage is NASA public domain and the music is an ambient soundscape (kosmische) by me called Entr'acte. Download: Entr'acte 25:05 min (@320 kbps)   https://youtu.be/GDrrr8X6ibs

Florian Fricke 1981 interview by Sandy Robertson

Here is an interview from a 26th September 1981 issue of a music magazine called Sounds. There is no abundance of interviews with him so this is great! (I'll do a transcript of it, meanwhile, download the zip file of these images to have a closer look - Florian Fricke 1981 Sounds interview ZIP file). Original ...

Popol Vuh and the choir organ sound in Aguirre

Florian Fricke (23 Feb 1944 - 29 Dec 2001) was among the first musicians to own a Moog modular III Synthesizer in Europe. Back then in the late 1960’s it wasn’t an easy purchase - you’d get a house for those money today. Add also the shipping costs from USA to a house in a ...

Music improvisation and fun in nature

Väg 7 This is a piece inspired by the road 7 over Hardanger. The video is based on clips from the roadtrip. Download the piece from my band camp. https://youtu.be/MX5BmQYw-JA   12-string guitar at a medieval church ruin https://youtu.be/4idr-LxTUtA   Soundscape poetry in nature https://youtu.be/Kw--lNuLSKg   A paean /ˈpiːən/ is a song or lyric poem expressing triumph or thanksgiving.   The dead stone our planet was, produced ...

Interview with Eston Lathrop, the man behind the kosmische music of ‘Paw Paw’

In a dreamy, steady and calm soundscape of kosmische vibes and rhythm the EP StarGazer by Paw Paw opens up with the track The River. I really get caught in on the minimal guitar playing and rhythm, that shamanically goes on and on, hypnotizing and relaxing. On the artists Bandcamp all albums can be heard ...

‘Speed of Delight’ live in Gävle

I’ve always wanted to play some kosmische dark ambient soundscapes in a church. So finally in Gävle through an event by Lamour I did it. It’s a former Catholic church that was sold out. Apparently it’s been for sale for many years and is the oldest kept Catholic church in Sweden. I wonder why the Catholic ...

Geiger NovFest på Atalante

Geiger anordnar för första gången någonsin på Atalante en minifestival på två dagar, NovFest. Atalante är en av mina favoritscener och kvällen blev späckad med en skön blandning av musik, men också grejer akterna hade på scenen. Fredagkvällen öppnade med Olle Petersson som framförde ett avskalat ljudlandskap där ljudets signal varierade allt efter hur en ...

Stefan Klaverdal – Evocations

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Stefan Klaverdal is an internationally recognized composer who often works with electroacoustical projects. In his latest album Evocations we hear a mix of his earlier works, getting recycled, in new interpretations by Swedish, Norwegian and Scottish musicians. The new material results in a collection where every composition sticks out; the tracks are like leaves in a ...

Sprängd!

På säsongspremiären för Club Lamour, på Fylkingen i Stockholm, spelade det sprillans nya bandet Sprängd! och gjorde starkt intryck. Deras musik var elektronisk, rytmisk och med sköna echo-elpiano fraseringar och melodier i någon slags 60-tals garagestil. Det svängde och var avskalat samtidigt, likt en slags obekymrad roadtrip. Här är några frågor till Jonas i bandet och konserten ...