Warm gloom is a great way to describe this album. Darkjazz master E.E. Engström makes another appearance on the blog (and we’re honored to showcase his work, by the way), providing a smoky, twangy, slightly muffled and claustrophobic work to pound your bottle of homemade absinthe to. Each release has a gorgeous creepiness to it, […]
There isn’t much information about the powerful ethno-folk-metal-ish troupe Eastern Lord. They’re either from Azerbaijan or Azerbaijanis residing in Sweden. What is important is that they play a powerful music heavily affected by their Caucasian roots.
Many thanks to my friend Oded for sharing this Kurdish pop gem from legendary singer Ciwan Haco, who was the first Kurdish musician I ever heard.
Dead Vibrations. Stockholm’s Södermalm, often shortened to “Söder,” which is Swedish for “south,” is a neighborhood that was home to famous Swedes (Greta Garbo spent her childhood there), and famous fictional Swedes (Mikael Blomkvist, the journalist searching for sinister answers in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). But it’s also prime real estate for up-and-coming […] […]
Unfortunately, there’s no embedding capability for my friend Zdenko Colic’s music, but if you like shoegaze and rock combined, this may be worth checking out.
A wonderful fusion of world music and jazz from a young Turkish-Swedish composer, İlhan Erşahin.
This band comes as a revelation to me. Apparently, Pärson Sound compare favorably to The Velvet Underground, and have connections with legendary Swedish Progressive Folk band Träd, Gräs och Stenar. I hope to come across more of their weird psych sounds.