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 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 a dance performance. The solo version is a new version of the original I made last fall to a special sauna gig at my favorite place Ribersborgs Kallbadhus in Malmö.”
“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.
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.”
Here is a great and brand new video from Louisa Lyne & di Yiddishe Kapelye (Label: Maestro Music). We are proud to have been a small part in the project – the band recording was done by us in our studio I/O studios. They also recorded their first album Debyut with us.
MIR LEBN EYBIK – We’ll live forever – is a powerful song, originally from the ghetto in Vilna, with a message that’s once again current. With this song Louisa Lyne & di Yiddishe Kapelye call for humanity and respect in our dark time of growing xenophobia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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!!!
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.
This great album was recorded in I/O studios. With the addition of singer Jens Friis-Hansen, the band takes a definite step closer to “popular” music, adding ingredients from pop, rock, jazz and cabaret music, while still retaining a strong foothold in the music of Eastern Europe. Now available on CD and in download stores!
”TUMMEL rises from the ashes after the toughest time in the bands history:
After finishing recording their third album TUMMEL’s clarinetist decides to leave the band! The tubaist strikes his head in his workshop, and due to a serious brain concussion he is forced to take a year off! The drummer manages to break his leg during the recording session, 3 months on crutches. A mysterious fever rages among the rest of the members. Despite bursting livers, TUMMEL succeed to finish the record! And in midst of these sufferings, three children are born, engagements are broken and cars wrecked!
TUMMEL is looking for revenge. The album “Payback Time” proves that all accidents have made the band even stronger. With the new member Jens Friis-Hansen on vocals, “Payback Time” offers 13 brand new songs where TUMMEL’s characteristic energy forces everyone to hit the dance floor! “Payback Time” is a collection of bittersweet stories, rumbling loser hymns furious klezmer and vulgar disco beats from the nightclubs around the Black Sea. It is a raging and delightful bastardomusic with roots in a time when all parties lasted until dawn!”
Album credits: Accordion – Edin Bahtijaragic* Cello – Per Tidstrand (tracks: 7) Double Bass – Martin Eriksson (10) (tracks: 11,13) Drums – Jonatan Aisen Guitar, Saw, Synthesizer [Moog] – Tobias Allvin Helicon – Jonatan Ahlbom Mixed By, Mastered By – Joakim Barfalk Percussion – Daniel Pergament Persson (tracks: 3) Recorded By – Per Tidstrand Saxophone – Pär Moberg Trombone – Göran Abelli (tracks: 9) Violin – Andreas Rudenå Vocals, Mixed By [Assistance], Mastered By [Assistance] – Jens Friis-Hansen*
Payback Time was recorded by Per Tidstrand / monophon at I/O studios and mixed and mastered by Joakim Barfalk / Chromophone.
Good Friday April, 10 sees the release a new EP from monophon. It is available for download on iTunes and other download services.
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.
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.
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
We have received a nice little review of Rumores de orquesta in the Swedish music magazine Lira # 5 2007!
Orquesta Tipica Tangarte
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Tango. Orquesta Tipica Tangarte is an Argentinean-Swedish tango orchestra that was formed in Malmö in 1999. The orchestra plays primarily the tango from Rio de la Plata, with a wide repertoire from the old-guard-tango onwards to the modern style. Now Tangarte have reached their third album after eight years together, and have also participated in international tango festivals even in Argentina, the homeland of tango. The music on the new album is composed by some of the big names in tango history during the first half of the 20th century and they are beautiful melodies. Tangarte are playing both for concerts and for dancing, but on the record media it is primarily the tracks where the orchestra´s nestor Juan José Passo sings with his characterful voice that stick to my mind. But also the tracks that have more original arrangements for the strings and the bandoneon linger on. It is a humble and a respectful recording, but at the same time ambitious and above all characterized by the love for tango.
(Freely translated) from Swedish music magazine Lira nr 5 2007.