New release: Orquesta Tangarte – La milonga que faltaba

A new single from Orquesta Tangarte “La milonga que faltaba”. Available for download and streaming on all the usual services like iTunes / Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, etc. from 2019 06 24!

Orquesta Tangarte – La milonga que faltaba
Orquesta Tangarte – La milonga que faltaba

It is time for a new release from Orquesta Tangarte, a little celebration of the group’s 20th anniversary this year! This recording of La milonga que faltaba is dedicated to the wonderful DJ Marcelo Rojas of La 2×4. Saludos & abrazos Marcelo from Tangarte!

Orquesta Tangarte
Orquesta Tangarte

For more information please visit www.tangarte.com

Credits:
Juanjo Passo – bandoneon
Garik Binder – piano
Irina Binder – violin
Hedda Heiskanen – violin
Per Tidstrand – violoncello
Viktor Auregård – double bass

Musical direction Juanjo Passo.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Per Tidstrand. Produced by Per Tidstrand.

Anna Fält “ITE” recension i Lira

Så här skrev Gunder Wåhlberg för musiktidskriften Lira, #1 2019.

Röstens urkraft och energi

Anna Fält
ITE
Skivbolag: Monophon Records Recenserad av: Gunder Wåhlberg

Skivhäftet visar en anatomisk närbild av det mänskliga röstorganet som samtidigt illustrerar vad denna speciella solo-cd innehåller. Med styrkan hos en naturkraft låter Anna Fält, som är finsk folkmusiker, sångerska och utbildad sångpegagog, sina röstresurser bli ett närmast gränslöst instrument med stämbanden som töjbara ljudskapare.

Hennes ljudkonst rymmer en märklig språklig och röstbaserad magisk kraft. Hon gör sina publika framträdanden mestadels a cappella och bygger innehållet på urgamla nordiska och rysk- karelska traditioner. Hon turnerar runt i Skandinavien med konstnärligt genomarbetade föreställningar som hämtar sitt innehåll ur de olika musik- och berättarprojekt hon driver.

Denna Anna Fälts första skiva innehåller en blandning av traditionella folksånger och textfragment på finska, allt förmedlat i tonlägen som skiftar mellan det intensivt kraftfulla och mjukt meditativa. Hon använder gamla sångtekniker och en variation i rösten som nog fordrar ett inkännande lyssnande. På skivan finns också delar av det vokala utforskande hon ägnar sig åt i sina olika projekt. Dessa rör sig ofta på historisk grund som omfattar bland annat finsk runosång, finnmarkens historia och de värmländska skogsfinnarnas liv. Deras kamp för överlevnad i en tillvaro som också fylldes av åldriga besvärjelser och arkaiska sånger. En historik som nu bärs fram av Anna Fälts dokumentära och artistiska insatser.

Anna Fält - ITE. monophon ©2018 (MPHFL006)

Available for download and streaming on all the usual services like iTunes / Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, etc.!

Tangarte Christmas special offer

We have a lovely christmas special deal for you! Put one, two or three of Tangarte CDs underneath the Christmas tree – 1 CD for 130 SEK, 2 CDs for 220 SEK and all three for 300 SEK (approx. 14/22/30 €) – all prices are incl. shipping within Europe! For rest of world we need to charge 50 SEK (approx. 5€) extra.

Choose between Ecos de Tango, Lo que vendrá and Rumores de orquesta, and combine them as you like.

SVERIGE:
Beställ genom att maila (betalning via Paypal/Payson – kortbetalning, eller Swish. Vänligen ange önskad betalningsmetod).

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS:
Order CD by sending an email (payment through PayPal – credit cards accepted).

New release: Anna Fält first album “ITE”

We are proud to bring you Anna Fält with her first album “ITE”. Available on CD and for download and streaming on all the usual services like iTunes / Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, etc. from 2018 11 19!

Anna Fält - ITE. monophon ©2018  (MPHFL006)
Anna Fält – ITE. monophon ©2018 (MPHFL006)

Anna Fält talks about her music and the project:

“Words cannot express how happy, proud and exited I am to finally have this album out. I can honestly say this is something I´ve been waiting for My Whole Life: my first official full-length solo album. Unaccompanied solo song, voice, sounds, vocals, tradition, new compositions, repetitive, meditative, hard, harsh, sweet, beautiful… human voice.”

“March 2015 I received two grants to start working with a project in which I am studying the ancient singing traditions collected from the so called “Finnish forests” in Sweden (and a bit behind the border in Norway). These forests were unsettled until about 1600’s when thousands of Finns came and started burning down the forests, making them into fields with their special technique. Still in 1960’s there were a few people who could the old songs and traditions and spoke Finnish; they had preserved the dialect and traditional songs that had vanished in Finland.

Anna Fält (photo by Jerry Pedersen)

So far I’ve been in Värmland, middle of Western-Sweden where the Swedish “Finnskogarna” still have old houses left and a culture centre/museum in Lekvattnet. I’ve visited several old “Finnish houses” and I also got the possibility to travel to Norway to sing at the annual Finnskogdagene festival 2015. After this I’ve been back in these places several times.

The opening night of my solo performance “Finnskogarnas magi” was Thursday (a magical day of the week in the Forest Finns old tradition!) 19/11.2015 in Stockholm, Sweden. The next show was also in Stockholm at Teater Slava Friday 9/12 and the first show in Finland was 17/12 .

Finnskogarnas Magi is an on-going project, which will continue it’s journey. Summer 2016 I performed at Sommelo Folk Music Festival and gave a lecture about this tradition. The seminars, lectures and research work will continue alongside the upcoming performances. 2017 I gave a workshop on these songs at Urkult festival in Sweden and performed Finnskogarnas magi for the 5th time, of course on a Thursday… I’ve had several solo concerts with this material, for example at the Faroe Islands and Iceland.”

For more information please visit www.annafalt.com

Album Credits:
Anna Fält, vocals. Graphics by Emma Fält.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Per Tidstrand.

New release: Anna Fält “Sauna” & “Puun loitsu”

We are proud to bring you Anna Fält with her first two singles “Sauna” and “Puun loitsu”. Available for download and streaming on all the usual services like iTunes / Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, etc. now!

Anna Fält – Sauna. monophon ©2018  (MPHSGL002)

Anna Fält talks about her music and the project:

“This is the first single called SAUNA and it is an old sauna spell text I wrote music to years ago when composing to the dance performance ¡RÅ!. The new piece is is a modified version of the original I made last fall to a special gig at my favorite sauna, Ribersborgs Kallbadhus in Malmö.”

“The other single, PUUN LOITSU, is based on the ancient singing traditions of the so called Finnskogarna in Sweden, forrests that were colonized by the mysterious Forrest Finns. This is a spell for a tree and it is one of the first songs I composed to my solo performance Finnskogarnas magi. It is also the only song on the upcoming album where we took advantage of studio technics and recorded several tracks so that the recorded version differs from the live one. Otherwise the whole album is all about one voice, a cappella solo singing, stripped, minimalistic and simple. Just the way I like it.”

“March 2015 I received two grants to start working with a project in which I am studying the ancient singing traditions collected from the so called “Finnish forests” in Sweden (and a bit behind the border in Norway). These forests were unsettled until about 1600’s when thousands of Finns came and started burning down the forests, making them into fields with their special technique. Still in 1960’s there were a few people who could the old songs and traditions and spoke Finnish; they had preserved the dialect and traditional songs that had vanished in Finland.

Anna Fält (photo by Jerry Pedersen)

So far I’ve been in Värmland, middle of Western-Sweden where the Swedish “Finnskogarna” still have old houses left and a culture centre/museum in Lekvattnet. I’ve visited several old “Finnish houses” and I also got the possibility to travel to Norway to sing at the annual Finnskogdagene festival 2015. After this I’ve been back in these places several times.

Anna Fält – Puun Loitsu. monophon ©2018  (MPHSGL003)

The opening night of my solo performance “Finnskogarnas magi” was Thursday (a magical day of the week in the Forest Finns old tradition!) 19/11.2015 in Stockholm, Sweden. The next show was also in Stockholm at Teater Slava Friday 9/12 and the first show in Finland was 17/12 .

Finnskogarnas Magi is an on-going project, which will continue it’s journey. Summer 2016 I performed at Sommelo Folk Music Festival and gave a lecture about this tradition. The seminars, lectures and research work will continue alongside the upcoming performances. 2017 I gave a workshop on these songs at Urkult festival in Sweden and performed Finnskogarnas magi for the 5th time, of course on a Thursday… I’ve had several solo concerts with this material, for example at the Faroe Islands and Iceland.”

For more information please visit www.annafalt.com

Album Credits:
Anna Fält, vocals. Graphics by Emma Fält.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Per Tidstrand.

New release: Pøbel – Lux Luminum

We are very happy to present Pøbel and their first album Lux Luminum. It will be released 2017 05 13 on CD (available for order at www.poebel.dk and here at www.monophon.se), and on all the usual digital music download stores. Streaming release is set to follow in September this year.

DOWNLOAD: Visit iTunes Music Store or your favourite download store. CD ORDERS: Order your CD at www.poebel.dk Pøbel - Lux Luminum monophon MPHFL005, 2017.
Pøbel – Lux Luminum monophon ©2017 (MPHFL005).

Dressed in historically correct 1470-clothes and armed with shawms, flutes, bagpipes, drums, fiddle, hurdy gurdy and lute, Pøbel bring the audience back in time aided by facts and stories of the instruments and melodies. If granted the opportunity, they will happily put on the dancing shoes. 

Pøbel is an old Scandinavian word for mob or crowd. As the name suggests, Pøbel like to focus on the music of the common man – the music that ordinary people could have experienced at the faire or at other festive occasions around medieval Europe.

The album Lux Luminum is certainly a good case in point, with it’s colourful parade of folklorical and well-arranged medieval tunes from both Scandinavia and other parts of the World.

Oh, and don’t forget to bring your own dancing shoes.

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Album Credits:
Mads Kjøller-Henningsen, hurdy-gurdy, shawms, flutes, bagpipes & vocals, Lasse Væver Jacobsen, medieval fiddles & vocals, Magnus Heebøll Jacobsen, cylindrical drum, frame drum, dumbed, tambourine & vocals, Thor Ahlgren, bagpipes, lout, recorder, kaval & vocals

All tracks arranged by Pøbel
Special guest on ”Lullaby” Agnes Åhlund
Produced and recorded by Troels Alsted at his studio (2017)
”Grand Banquet” recorded by Michael Caplin at Skurups Folkhögskola (2014)
Mixed by Troels Alsted & Pøbel
Mastering by Per Tidstrand
Photos by Benjamin Tarp
Cover layout by Mads Kjøller-Henningsen

monophon @ WOMEX 2016

monophon will be at the World Music Expo 2016 in Santiago de Compostela!

The expo is held in the spectacular Ciudad de Cultura (October 19-23) with showcases and concerts all over beautiful Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain. We are joining forces with a lot of other Swedish artists, labels, promoters etc in the Export Music Sweden stand (1.52-1.54).

We are looking forward to meet new friends and perhaps some new collaborations, and of course to find some new channels for our connected artists. So, hopefully – see you there!

New release: 232 Strängar – Spunnet

We are proud to bring you 232 Strängar with their first album Spunnet. It will be released 2016 07 29 for download and streaming on all the usual services like iTunes / Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, etc.

DOWNLOAD: Visit iTunes Music Store or your favourite download store. 232 Strängar - Spunnet monophon MPHFL004, 2016.
232 Strängar – Spunnet. monophon ©2016 (MPHFL004).

232 Strängar (which means 232 Strings) duo will take you on a journey from northern Sweden’s forests down to the open plains of Skåne, where the piano’s tone colours are woven together with the violin’s intricate harmonies and together create a different and exciting form of folk music today.

The music tells of emotions, highs and lows, shaped in beautiful waltzes, groovy schottis, melancholic polskas, where no one is left untouched. The duo’s penchant for improvisation and other genres such as jazz, creating interesting arrangements, delicate soundscapes and curious rhythm.

Although the number of musicians not more than two, the width of the music is great and the colours are many.

Frida Höfling & Emma Engström met at Skurups folk high school and have in recent years been performing at festivals, dance halls, churches, schools, nursing homes, cafes, jazz clubs and trains throughout Sweden.

Album credits:
Frida Höfling, violins and cow horn, Emma Engström, piano. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Johannes Lundberg at Studio Epidemin, Gothenburg.

New release: Sexteto Bandango – Oblivion

Sexteto Bandango are here with their first EP called Oblivion. It will be released 2016 03 01 for download and streaming on all the usual services like iTunes / Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, etc.

DOWNLOAD: Visit iTunes Music Store or or your favourite download store. Sexteto Bandango - Oblivion monophon MPHEP007, 2016.
Sexteto Bandango – Oblivion (EP). monophon ©2016 (MPHEP007)

Sexteto Bandango – Oblivion (EP)

#01 Michelangelo 70, Astor Piazzolla
#02 Oblivion, Astor Piazzolla
#03 Tanguedia, Astor Piazzolla
#04 Prologue (Tango Apasionado) from The Rough Dancer and the Cyclical Night, Astor Piazzolla

Sexteto Bandango is a band where musicians from different genres – tango, jazz, improvisation and classical music meet to jointly embark on exploring the concertante tango repertoire of Astor Piazzolla classics to to- day’s Tango Nuevo. With a slightly different instrumental composition and a hint of jazz the main thread is tango and improvisation. 

Right now the band’s material is based on Astor Piazzolla but Sexteto Bandango also play music by John Coltrane, for example, but also Alberto Ginastera and other new Argentine composers Ramiro Gallo, Pedro Giraudo, Julian Graciano and Andres Lynetzky. 

The four tracks on the EP Oblivion are all written by Astor Piazzolla, and they range from the meditative to the heavy and brutal, with many contrasts and moods simultaneously. 

Juanjo Passo, who leads the group, is also leading tango orchestra Orquesta Tangarte and was portrayed in Swedish National Television program series “Doreen comes home” 2015.

Album Credits:

Sexteto Bandango: Juanjo Passo, bandoneon | Dante Hidemark Boström, piano | Peter Olsson, electric guitar | Viktor Auregård, double bass | Joakim Jensen drums | Mårten Lundgren trumpet. 

Recorded, mixed och mastered by Per Tidstrand.