Emilia Alvarez ”Time for Change” single +”Move on” EP release friday July 15th!

Emilia Alvarez second single is “Time for Change” released 15 July 2011 and we have filmed a nice little video for that song. The song is intimate, thoughtful and laid back, and it tells a story that most of us will associate with, to get one’s act together and to get on with oneself. Unfortunately it’s not a very easy thing to do for all of us nowadays, especially many young women are struggling with this. So it is certainly a song with some importance besides being a beautiful song with lovely vocals, cello, acoustic guitar etc.

The EP “Move On” contains five great songs, all quite different but we are sure you will like them all. The single as well as the EP is available on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and a zillion of other stores, as well as Spotify or whatever your favourite streaming service might be.

Time for Change: Written by Emilia Alvarez & Sofia Alvarez Tidstrand. Emilia Alvarez vocals, Fredrik Silfverberg acoustic guitar, Per Tidstrand electric bass, violoncello, Minimoog V, drums. Recorded & mixed by Per Tidstrand at I/O studios, Malmö, Sweden. Produced by Per Tidstrand. Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.

New release: Emilia Alvarez ”Move on” EP release friday July 15th!

Finally, we are so happy to announce the release of the Emilia Alvarez EP “Move On”. It contains five great songs, all quite different but we are sure you will like them all. The single as well as the EP is available on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and a zillion of other stores, as well as Spotify or whatever your favourite streaming service might be.

Beställ CD genom att maila till shop@monophon.se: SEK 59 inkl porto inom Sverige (betalning via Payson.se eller faktura, vänligen ange önskad betalningsmetod). INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Order CD by sending an email to shop@monophon.se: SEK 59 (approx. 6 € / 8 $) incl. international shipping (payment through PayPal - credit cards accepted). Emilia Alvarez - Move On monophon MPHEP004, 2011.
Emilia Alvarez – Move On EP (monophon). MPHEP004, 2011

This is how Emilia describes herself:

”I love art and have been singing, painting and creating ever since childhood. It was not until I was 25 years old and
after spending a year in Australia that I started to write music. All of a sudden it felt natural to express words that flew from my thoughts and in to my writing hand. The words belonged together with a rhythm and meaning, reflected from my emotions, experiences and dreams. It is with great pleasure that I present my first recorded songs. I’m hoping you will love my music just as much as I do. That it will speak to you in its own unique way, comfort and give you strength.

I hope you like my music, I have put a lot of myself, my heart and of course much effort in it. My first tracks are recorded and mixed in I/O studios in Malmö, Sweden. The mastering of the tracks was done at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK (You know, the famous Beatles Studio?). I have many more songs coming up, I am really looking forward to play them to you. I wrote most of the tracks together with my sister Sofia, and some I did all by myself.”

Credits:

Move On: Emilia Alvarez vocals, backing vocals, Sofia Alvarez Tidstrand backing vocals,Tobias Samuelsson drums, Fredrik Silfverberg electric guitar, Per Tidstrand electric bass, electric guitar, organ, Prophet V, Minimoog V, programming, Robert Pettersson tambourine. Recorded & mixed by Per Tidstrand at I/O studios, Malmö, Sweden. Produced by Per Tidstrand. Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.

Time For Change: Emilia Alvarez vocals, Fredrik Silfverberg acoustic guitar, Per Tidstrand electric bass, violoncello, Minimoog V, drums. Recorded & mixed by Per Tidstrand at I/O studios, Malmö, Sweden. Produced by Per Tidstrand. Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.

Hold Me: Emilia Alvarez vocals, backing vocals, Sofia Alvarez Tidstrand backing vocals, Per Tidstrand electric bass, electric guitar, Rhodes, CS-80 V, Minimoog V, Moog modular V, vocoder, programming. Recorded & mixed by Per Tidstrand at I/O studios, Malmö, Sweden. Produced by Per Tidstrand. Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.

Leaving: Emilia Alvarez vocals, backing vocals, Sofia Alvarez Tidstrand backing vocals, Per Tidstrand electric bass,acoustic guitar,electric guitar,CS-80V,ARP2600V,Mellotron,Jupiter 8V, programming. Recorded & mixed by Per Tidstrand at I/O studios, Malmö, Sweden. Produced by Per Tidstrand. Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.

City of Light: Emilia Alvarez vocals, backing vocals, Sofia Alvarez Tidstrand backing vocals, Per Tidstrand electric bass, electric guitar, Rhodes, CS-80 V, Minimoog V, vocoder, programming. Recorded & mixed by Per Tidstrand at I/O studios, Malmö, Sweden. Produced by Per Tidstrand. Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.

Emilia Alvarez first single “Move On”

“Move On” is from today available on iTunes and Bandcamp! A zillion of other stores will follow soon as well as Spotify and so on. Enjoy it loudly!!! 

DOWNLOAD: Visit iTunes Music Store or or your favourite download store.
Emilia Alvarez – Move On. (monophon) MPHSG001, 2011

Emilia Alvarez vocals, backing vocals, Sofia Alvarez Tidstrand backing vocals, Tobias Samuelsson drums, Fredrik Silfverberg electric guitar, Per Tidstrand bass guitar, electric guitar, organ, synthesizer, programming, Robert Pettersson tambourine. Recorded & mixed by Per Tidstrand at I/O studios, Malmö, Sweden. Produced by Per Tidstrand. Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.

And dont forget to vote on http://onstage.metro.se/artist/48314 !!!!

Visit her facebook page to keep yourself updated. For more information on Emilia visit www.emiliaalvarez.com for more stuff.

New release: Malin Ekstrand – Nära

We are proud to present Malin Ekstrand and a new EP from monophon. It is available for download on iTunes and other download services 2011 03 11.

DOWNLOAD: Visit iTunes Music Store or or your favourite download store. Malin Ekstrand - Nära monophon MPHEP003, 2011.
Malin Ekstrand – Nära. monophon © 2011 (MPHEP003)

”The Music: Open, Warm, Loving, Personal, Happy, Laid Back, Intimate, Elaborated, Playful, Soft, Ingenious. Malin: I am just like anybody with thoughts and ideas, right and wrong. The difference is that I write it down, using music. My life, so far, has been very exciting and I have had many positive surprises. 

In addition to my lovely man and my two wonderful children I also enjoy having music as a close friend. Music has always followed me, but in different shapes and genres: pop, rock, funk, soul, jazz, musicals and that mixture of everything that is a genre of its own. All of it has enriched my life and helped me develop. I have been given the opportunity to explore music as a pianist, a solo artist, a choir singer, a teacher, a creator and as a listener. The music in my life changes, as do my goals and myself. My next goal is to always believe in myself. 

A good friend said: If a song has come to you it is selfish not to pass it on. These five songs have come to me, you can have them. / Malin”

Knowing that Malin has a strong following abroad, we chose to make the presentation in English, although her lyrics in these songs are in Swedish. The songs are written by Malin Ekstrand. Grodor i ring Malin Ekstrand vocals, piano, Johannes Nästesjö double bass, Johan Melén drums, Fredrik Silfverberg electric guitar, Daniel Dahlquist backing vocals, Per Tidstrand Mellotron, Jupiter8. Tvilling Malin Ekstrand vocals, piano, Johannes Nästesjö double bass, Johan Melén drums, Fredrik Silfverberg electric guitar, Per Tidstrand Mellotron, ARP2600V. Nära Malin Ekstrand vocals, piano. Ibland tvär Malin Ekstrand vocals, piano, Johannes Nästesjö double bass, Johan Melén drums, Martin Thuvesson saxophone. En Sista Dag Malin Ekstrand vocals, piano. All tracks were recorded by Per Tidstrand at I/O studios in Malmö, Sweden.

New release: a-kutikku – Onomatopoetic Songs

Good Friday April, 10 sees the release a new EP from monophon. It is available for download on iTunes and other download services.

DOWNLOAD: Visit iTunes Music Store or or your favourite download store. a-kutikku - Onomatopoetic Songs monophon MPHEP002, 2009.
a-kutikku – Onomatopoetic Songs

a-kutikku – Onomatopoetic Songs

Japanese electro pop with Eiko Furukawa and Per Tidstrand. Japanese traditional songs and children’s songs with a touch of Scandinavia.

Eiko Furukawa is a singer in a variety of musical styles. In this case, Eiko is the vocalist in a-kutikku where rather childish songs, many of which also more or less traditional japanese songs, are performed in a quite modern way. Most of the music is based on a club sound and atmosphere, where we tried to capture the playfulness of the songs, or the stories the songs are about. The music is meant to be able to be performed live on stage, with recorded backing tracks and live vocals, as well as one or more live instruments. We have done this successfully a couple of times in Sweden. Eiko is at the moment living in Sweden where this collaboration started.

The musical arrangements are made by Per Tidstrand, a swedish musician and music producer. Per is originally a classical cellist but is working in most of the musical genres, in both professions.

New release: OPA!

Good Friday April, 10 sees the release of a new EP from monophon. It is available for download on iTunes and other download services. OPA! is also availabe as a CD at the band’s shows.

DOWNLOAD: Visit iTunes Music Store or or your favourite download store. OPA - O Apokliros monophon MPHEP001, 2009.
OPA! – O Apokliros. monophon © 2009 (MPHEP001)

OPA! – O Apokliros

“OPA!” framför en mix av känd och okänd grekisk musik: visor, zeibekiko, chassapiko, tsifteteli!

Gruppen består av engagerade och virtuosa musiker som känner passion för grekisk musik. Huvudelen av materialet består av rebetiko, en genre som utveklades under nittonhundratalets början i hamnstaden Pireus nära Aten, men OPA! har även en stor repertoar med folkkära grekiska melodier och sist men inte minst de personliga favoriter som sångaren Michael Sideridis introducerat för bandet. Stommen i orkestern består av Trio OPA! som är sångaren Michael Sideridis ackompanjerad av Tobias Allvin, Bouzouki och Andreas Rudenå, gitarr. I sin fulla sättning omfattar OPA! sju musiker:

OPA!
Michael Sideridis, vocals
Tobias Allvin, bouzouki
Thor Ahlgren, bouzouki
Andreas Rudenå, guitar
Johan Ols Olsson, accordion
Martin Eriksson, double bass
Daniel Pergament Persson, percussion

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Per Tidstrand.

www.opaband.com

New release: Orquesta Típica Tangarte LO QUE VENDRÁ

DOWNLOAD: Visit iTunes Music Store or or your favourite download store. SVERIGE: Beställ CD genom att maila till shop@monophon.se: SEK 150 inkl porto inom Sverige (betalning via Payson.se eller faktura, vänligen ange önskad betalningsmetod). INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Order CD by sending an email to shop@monophon.se: SEK 150 (approx. 15 € / 20 $) incl. international shipping (payment through PayPal - credit cards accepted). Orquesta Típica Tangarte - Rumores de orquesta monophon MPHCD002, 2012.
DOWNLOAD: Visit iTunes Music Store or or your favourite download store. monophon © 2012 (MPHCD002)

Finally it is time for Tangarte’s new record Lo que vendrá to see the light of day. And as if that weren’t enough, it is also the first release from monophon as a record label! 

We start by celebrating at Barnens scen in Malmö on October, 26, 2007 at 7 pm for invited and from 8.30 pm for everyone, where there also will be a short live performance. The record will be sold at a reduced price for that evening. The record will also be available through iTunes music store and other download services.

For a start the physical record will only be available at concerts or by order in the shop, but later on we will try to get it distributed to stores as well.

Lo que vendrá is the name of the latest record by Orquesta Típica Tangarte. The album is available on iTunes music store (in the new plus format with better audio quality and without copy protection) and several other download services, just as the last record. For a start the physical record will only be available at shows or at www.monophon.se, but later on we hope to get it to record stores as well.

Orquesta Típica Tangarte is an Argentinean-Swedish tango orchestra with the intention of spreading the tango from Rio de la Plata. Their music is primarily played for dancing; for people to meet in the embrace of the tango and to be carried away by the music. Tangarte plays a wide repertoire ranging from the old-guard tango to the modern style tango from 1940 and onwards. Well-known composers like Villoldo, Canaro, Fresedo, Di Sarli, Troilo and Piazzolla, just to mention a few, are part of this repertoire.

The orchestra plays tango music of Argentinean tradition along with milongas and waltzes. With this wide range of music, the programme is also suitable for concert performances. Tangarte is under musical and artistic direction of Juanjo Passo, guitar player, who founded the group in june 1999. The orchestra has had great guests musicians, singers and dancers: bandoneon players Luis Stazo, Carlos Buono and Marcelo Mercadante, singer Elizabeth Figueroa and dancer Marcela Troncoso.

Tangarte is based in the city of Malmö, Sweden to spread their tango music to the world. The orchestra has performed in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Argentina, Spain and France. Among others main events Tangarte has perfomed in Stockholm International Tango Festival 2003, Malmö Tango Festival 2004, 5th World Tango Summit in Rosario (Argentina), 6th World Tango Summit in Sevilla (Spain), Salamanca University (Spain), 7th World Tango Summit in Valparaiso (Chile), Buenos Aires, International Tango Festival of Tarbes, International Tango Festival of Granada (Spain), TV NDR of Germany, TV4 Sweden.

The latest record is ”Lo que vendrá” (2007). Tangarte has previously recorded two CDs – ”Danzarin” (Skåneton/Hi-hat records) and ”Ecos de Tango” (EDT) from the tango show with the same name.

Album credits:

Orquesta Típica Tangarte

Juan José Passo – vocals
Juanjo Passo – guitar
Tord Sölvesson – accordeon
Lars Pilsgaard Hansen – accordeon
Santiago Cimadevilla – bandoneon
Jerzy Markiewicz – piano
Garik Binder – piano
Irina Binder – violin
Hedda Heiskanen – violin
Sarah Nordholm – violin
Per Tidstrand – violoncello
Robert Pettersson – double bass

Musical direction Juanjo Passo. Produced by Per Tidstrand. Recorded, edited, mixed and mastered by Per Tidstrand & Robert Pettersson at I/O studios, Malmö, Sweden. Design: Per Tidstrand Photo: Sofia Alvarez Tidstrand

www.tangarte.se