”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.
Malin Ekstrand - Nära. monophon © 2011 (MPHEP003)