Swedish pianist and composer Matti Bye has been live scoring silent films with improvised piano works for decades, and more recently moved into full soundtracks for film and television. This Forgotten Land holds dark contemporary piano pieces that edges between Deaf Center and Jacaszek with it’s palpable atmosphere.
Kabuki Femme Fatale is the result of a collaboration between synth-pop artiste Kumisolo and Swedish tropical-groove band Joe Davolaz (odd the former name belongs to the solo artist and the latter the band eh?). Lush spacey pop is the order of the day, with beautiful influences taken various places. Edition of 300 LPs on Tona Serand.
Guitarist and composer Ulrik Ording and drummer Daniel Ögren step away from their Mainekk project and after having both worked with Anna Von Hausswolf journey somewhere much lighter with Isla Del Rojo. Focusing heavily on folk music and all that entails, and blending South American styles with a Swedish pop uplift. Limited LP on Tona Serand.
Swedish indie-synth-pop which transmits an epic feeling on a bedroom-producer scale. These 4 tracks from Sverige are sweet and beautiful, sung in Swedish over charming, finely-crafted instrumental tracks. The Rymdem 7” is limited to a mere 250 copies in hand-printed sleeves, released by the Tona Serenad label.
Joe Davolaz are a Swedish band that describe their music as “experimental easy listening”. Their new 7”, Cha Cha Andre mixes cha cha and bossa nova with flutes, synths and steel guitar. It begins with an air of melancholy before breaking free and indulging in untamed passion. On the flip, Playa Royale evokes the romance of a balmy beach stroll after a few cocktails.