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, so I intend on following his development as an artist.
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.
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 […]
A wonderful fusion of world music and jazz from a young Turkish-Swedish composer, İlhan Erşahin.
A new band for me, Goat hail from Sweden and play some very, very strange music that seems rather hard to classify, though it would fit well in scenes where people like groups such as Borbetomagus and, say, Cibo Matto.