• liberty-diamonds
    • The Liberty Balance
    • Diamonds We Trade (2014)
    • The music fills a space that is deep with genre, but resists being labeled.. The leitmotif being vocals atop well-built harmonics, which steer clear of complexity.

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    • Orbit Stern
    • Inde i Skoven / Ude i Byen (2014)
    • Even if you live under the proverbial rock, it’s probably still apparent to you that pop culture’s fixation with American country music has reached a fever pitch. It is important to mention this because, though Frederik Hauch and Samuel Hällkvist, the two players who comprise the duo Orbit Stern, have both nursed a longtime affinity for twang, one thing should be clear that Hauch and Hällkvist won’t tell you themselves, so allow me: It is not enough to say that Orbit Stern is one step ahead of the hordes of current bands sporting 1970s haircuts and country-music affectations. That’s because Orbit Stern stands a world apart from them. In fact, the music on Orbit Stern’s new album Ude i Skoven, Inde i Byen (which translates from Danish as “in the woods, out in the city”) sounds closer to something that came from Mars than our quaint renderings of Appalachia or the American west of popular myth. Likewise, the duo’s obvious attraction to analog keyboard textures yields a similarly alien sound that has nothing to do with the new-wave synth retrophilia now raging within indie rock and chillwave circles like some form of contagious flu. This is, perhaps, where jazz comes into the picture.

       

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    • Samuel Hällkvist
    • Return to Center (2013)
    • On his new cd Return to Center, Swedish jazz guitarist Samuel Hällkvist contrasts the digital exactness of MIDI programming with the human qualities and modes of expression that we traditionally associate with acoustic instruments. He thus stages a meeting between man and machine, so to speak. 

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    • The Opposite
    • In Action (2012)
    • The Swedish group The Opposite was initiated by Loïc Dequidt and Peter Nilsson with a desire to investigate improvisation and interplay through a collective approach. Their music is based on rhythmic concepts, partly inspired by the musical traditions of India, Africa and Cuba. The group’s instrumentation and open approach creates a wide spectrum – sonically, dynamically and rhythmically.

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    • Samuel Hällkvist
    • Variety of Loud (2012)
    • Variety Of Loud constantly criss-crosses the borders between control and abandonment, between discipline and intuition, between pulling different elements together and ultimately, having the confidence to let go and see what happens next.

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    • Michael Vesterskov
    • Morning Sessions (2012)
    • Michael Vesterskov is the confidential troubadour, and with intimacy and humor, in close dialogue with his listeners, he leads them through life and the world as it appears in his poetic universe.

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  • patsam
    • Pat & Sam (2012)
    • The weird music guitarmanship of Samuel Hällkvist has at last found a rhytmic counterpart in the drumming of Pat Mastelotto. Together they are the incomparable Pat & Sam. Greatest Hits is a collection of their most epic tracks, now available as a handy 2-track single.

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  • lindha
    • Lindha Kallerdahl
    • Let’s Dance (2012)
    • Amazing avantgarde/jazz/rock-singer/musician/composer Lindha Kallerdahl is back with a stellar line-up! Released by NORCD outside Sweden.

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  • industrisemestern
    • Andreas Bertilsson
    • Industrisemestern kan börja (2011)
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  • shc
    • Samuel Hällkvist Center (2010)
    • Music for the 2010′s: Samuel Hällkvist’s music is an expression of a boundless world. A world where extremely different genres, geographic variety and, above all, the unexpected meet without restrictions and are conveyed with sincerity, passion and brilliant technique.
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    • Rhododendron String Band
    • Keep on the Sunny Side (2010)
    • Rhododendron String Band is grinding an unpolished tradition to whole grain flour, kneading doughs on the brink of insanity and bakes crispy, acoustic patchworks of G Major and Major Breakdown.
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  • opposite
    • The Opposite
    • Intertwined (2009)
    • Fresh, suggestive and unpredictable music with a wide range – the music is both grooving and meditative, complex, jagged and beautiful.
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  • bpcd004
    • Television Pickup
    • Kinescope Mountain (2008)
    • Television Pickup’s second album release. Here they continue their journey through a mixed bag of suggestive musical landscapes, from widescreen panoramas to clinical close-ups.
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  • 15
    • 15,5
    • På Begäran (2007)
    • One day in the early autumn of 2007, another album hit the streets, shock-full of guitarisms, smattering drums and sobbing saxophones.
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  • eliveation
    • Eliveator
    • Eliveation (2007)
    • Eliveation gives you a set that is alternatingly pretty and then comes through with some grit.
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  • klara
    • Klara Kjellén Sextett
    • Under Your Skin (2007)
    • This music can be described as Impropop, as it is pop music played with a balance of improvisation, structure and love.
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    • Television Pickup
    • Da jeg var lille var alting større (2006)
    • Music from your grandma’s attic. Weird sounds from under your bed. The drones from vast western landscapes and claustrophobic wall-to-wall carpets. It’s all there, and more, on Television Pickup’s first album.
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  • twang
    • Twang (2006)
    • The repertoire is a mixture of more or less well known standards from different eras, tunes that the band has some kind of relation to. Straightforward but always with an original twist.
  • tolen
    • Michael Tolén
    • Pest, Pina och annat Elände (2001)
    • Swedish songwriter Michael Toléns first album features lots of acoustic instruments, old tape recorders, amazing microphones and songs about love and misery.