Riddarna – Simma hem (new single)
Gustaf Spetz – Saknaden (video)
How about wandering a little bit in heaven? Ex-Eskju Divine singer (damn, I loved this band!) Gustaf Spetz second album « Saknaden » is about to be released on the 8th of May. His debut solo album was ok. But this new one seems to sound a step better.
If most of songs go from left to right in my head, I can only picture Gustaf Spetz music through a poetic « bottom-up » movement. I mean, he tells us stories that seem to elevate from the ground to the sky. A little bit like Promise & the Monster, but less dark. Here, everything is illuminated. And if you cannot see the beauty within it, it means you are already dead.Tweet
Karin Ström – New York (video)
Karin Ström again, Karin Ström at least! First time I mentioned her in this blog was seven years ago! She just released her first EP on a Canadian label. I loved it. Then I have been following her career from her long silence to her electro return sung in Swedish, through a long interview when she told me about her whole career. I even told you about her « ghost album »…
And now? She’s back. To her roots. With a pop sound and some English lyrics. A whole album is expected with songs dedicated to different cities. « New York » and « Los Angeles » were actually released months ago. I’m so damn late on this, I know. But now there is a new video, time has come to dedicate her a new post. Is it good music? Sure it is. Fresher than her electro time. Very sweet. Definitely pop. I confess I prefer « New York » than « Los Angeles »: because in my Karin Ström world, the bumpiest the better!
Next cities after LAX and NYC: Havana, Stockholm, Nashville, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Montreal, Reykjavik and Kristianstad!Tweet
John Ola – Horror Vacui (video)
C.Aarmé was nervous and rageous. John Ola seems, at first listen, to take a total opposite direction with his solo project. His LP (Spotify // iTunes) sounds like the peace after the rage, or the calm before the storm. In two words: post apocalyptic. In four words : The sound of emptiness.
So, yeah, this might not be musically speaking « punk », but somehow the spirit of this solo project remains punk. Radical.Tweet