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New release: Orquesta Típica Tangarte – Rumores de orquesta

We are very proud to present the new album from Orquesta Típica Tangarte: Rumores de orquesta. It is available for download on iTunes and other download services 2012 10 10. Or order it here at www.monophon.se or www.tangarte.se

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.
Orquesta Típica Tangarte – Rumores de orquesta. (monophon) MPHCD002, 2012. www.tangarte.se

We are very proud of this new album as it also features some very nice moments with visiting guests Juan Esteban Cuacci, piano, Cristian Zarate & Leonardo Sanchez, piano and guitar, and Mercedes Krapovickas, bandoneon together with the full orchestra and our vocalists Juan José Passo and Sofia Alvarez Tidstrand.

Orquesta Típica Tangarte is an Argentinean-Swedish tango orchestra, founded in 1999 in Malmö, Sweden. The orchestra’s music is the tango from Rio de la Plata, a repertoire with a great variety from the 1940’s and -50’s up to this date. Well-known composers like Villoldo, Canaro, Fresedo, Di Sarli, Troilo, Pugliese and Piazzolla, to mention a few, are part of this repertoire. The music is primarily played for dancing; for people to meet in the embrace of the tango and to be carried away by the music.

Orquesta Típica Tangarte – Rumores de orquesta credits:

Juan José Passo – vocals (# 2, 3, 8, 9, 16, 18) Sofia Álvarez Tidstrand – vocals (# 5, 6, 10, 11, 15, 17) Juanjo Passo – bandoneon (all # except 17, 18) Mercedes Krapovickas – bandoneon (all # except 9, 10, 14, 17, 18) Lars Pilsgaard Hansen – bandoneon (# 4, 7, 13) Garik Binder – piano (all # except 9, 10, 14, 17, 18) Irina Binder – violin (all # except 17, 18) Hedda Heiskanen – violin (all # except 17, 18) Per Tidstrand – violoncello (all # except 17, 18) Viktor Auregård – double bass (all # except 17, 18)

with Special Guests: Cristian Zárate, piano (# 9, 10, 14), Leonardo Sánchez, guitar (# 9, 10, 14), Juan Esteban Cuacci, piano (# 17, 18)

Musical direction Juanjo Passo.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Per Tidstrand at I/O studios, Malmö, Sweden. Produced by Per Tidstrand.

Design by Per Tidstrand & “The Gramophone” Artwork by Marcela Troncoso.

Louisa Lyne & di Yiddishe Kapelye – Debyut

Louisa Lyne & di Yiddishe Kapelye (Label: Maestro Music) are releasing their album Debyut today. We are proud to have done the band recording in our studio I/O studios.

For more information please visit www.louisalyne.se

Louisa Lyne & di Yiddishe Kapelye – Debyut

”Yiddish. Darkness and sorrow, pleasure and joy!

With her first album, DEBYUT, singer Louisa Lyne breathes new life into songs and poetry that have lain forgotten for many years.

With enchanting emotion and warmth she and her music welcome us into a new world, where we are invited to share an evocative journey through the old and the new, through sadness and laughter – a musical experience that will linger long afterwards.

Louisa’s passion for language and music is revealed throughout this album, and DEBYUT is undoubtedly the start of something big.

A declaration of love!”

Download it at iTunes or listen to it on Spotify.

New release: Alligator Gumbo Lacassine Special

We are proud to present Alligator Gumbo and a new EP from monophon. It is available for download on iTunes and other download services 2012 08 10.

No longer available from us. Since Nov. 2014 distributed by Rootsy.nu Alligator Gumbo - Lacassine Special monophon MPHEP006, 2012.
Alligator Gumbo – Lacassine Special

Alligator Gumbo – unpolished and honest cajun music from the heart! Cajun music is a world heritage that was born and developed with the french immigrants in South Western Louisiana during the 19th century. Alligator Gumbo is a band with it’s roots in South Western Sweden, with their love for music from the South they have devoted themselves for the cajun tradition. With the right instruments and interpretations Alligator Gumbo invite for dancing but also something to enjoy for a seated audience. The lyrics are in ”Louisiana French” – passionate with thematics such as unanswered love, hard living, but of course also the joys of life.

The EP “Lacassine Special” contains seven great songs and it is available on iTunes, Amazon and a zillion of other stores, as well as Spotify or whatever your favourite streaming service might be.

Recorded & mixed by Per Tidstrand at I/O studios, Malmö, Sweden.

New release: Csaba & Jerry

We are proud to present Csaba & Jerry and a new EP from monophon. It is available for download on iTunes and other download services 2012 08 10.

DOWNLOAD: Visit iTunes Music Store or or your favourite download store. Csaba & Jerry - Csaba & Jerry monophon MPHEP005, 2012.
Csaba & Jerry – Csaba & Jerry

Csaba & Jerry is an acoustic duo from Malmö, Sweden. They write and perform honest and catchy pop songs in Swedish. Their vision is essentially to write that perfect pop song that everybody can relate to – one that says something important about your life. No hidden meanings or complex metaphors. Just songs hat describe the strange concept of day-to-day life.

This EP contains six songs and is available on Spotify, iTunes and other digital distributors.

www.csabajerry.se

Recorded & mixed by Per Tidstrand at I/O studios, Malmö, Sweden.

”MOVE ON” EP now available on CD

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

We decided to make a limted edition of Emilia Alvarez EP “Move On” available on CD for all of us retro minded old school hipsters with a passion for plastic. It comes in a cardboard sleeve, though.

If you would like to have the CD just visit emiliaalvarez.bandcamp.com and follow the instructions. You will also receive a free download of the EP when you order the CD. Alternatively, just visit the releases section on this website.

To celebrate this we decided to have a little CD giveaway, where 10 lucky people will receive a signed CD. All you have to do is send an email to giveaway@emiliaalvarez.com with your name, delivery adress and emailadress. We will draw the winners on sunday, dec 11th.

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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 Single Giveaway “Move On”

Go and get “Move On” for free! The song is available in Emilia’s Giveaway corner of her website, in a limited number – her first single for free!

All you have to do is as to visit http://www.emiliaalvarez.com/emilia/GIVEAWAY.html and follow the instructions.

Please note that you will have to agree to receive a newsletter once in a while. The other thing you will have to do is to enjoy it as much as you like, the song is yours. Oh, and – play it LOUD to your neighbours;-)

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

Are you still reading this?!?!

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.