Thursday, October 29, 2009

Moloken live at cafe mic

Today I will be absent from the net while arranging a sludge/metal/hardcore show here in Vänersborg with great sludge band Moloken as headliner. I will also meet an friend, buy clothes for tomorrows funeral, eating great vegan food at mic and there is also a chance that my girl Sara will come by! What a great day, I hope you get one yourself!

(Some assholes were ripping down my "fine" posters around town, I just don't get it)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Strafe statt lösung

I know two things about this artist. One: he's (or they) from Switzerland. Two: you should get this!

If I would give a personal input on the sound it would be something like: "100 doors frenetically closing and opening at the same time, with dramatic ambient synths mixed together with field noise, calm death screams and winter landscapes in the background".

Myspace: Haven't found any space for this artist

Download album:

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Years passing

This is the ambient/lo-fi solo project of Henning Runolf from Suis la lune. I bought this on cassette (which was limited to 50ex), at a Suis show during the summer. It turned out to be so damn good that my girlfriend even "stole" the cassette! This is without a doubt one of the years best records. Pure beauty that makes you cry.


Download the album here:

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Indie band originally from Göteborg, now operating in Malmö. Not much information out on this band, but I know that Fredrik (vocals, guitar) is the maestro creating all music. They recently did a little tour here in Sweden to promote their first album, and that's when I got this. The music is really soft and nice, including cello, banjo, clarinet and also few hints of post-rock (in the structure). A great and fun mix with other words!


Download their debut album: (will post new link later)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Was she cold?

My grandmother passed away yesterday, so sorry for taking it easy with the updates! Though I did manage to get my hands on a new artist.

I was at a show at the local library, with a band named Solander. Beautiful indie pop, with a small touch of post-rock without all explosions. Really cool use of electric-cello, clarinet and banjo. Will be uploading it later today if everything's going according to plan! Don't miss it.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Erik Levander

I'll let this typo from lastfm do the introduction:

*In a single song you will be able to hear the aftermath of digital ragnarok intervened by divine haunting melodies and a new world rising up in the horizon built upon a weave of lush bleeps and brittle stutter*

Erik is a swedish guy who sometimes do music according to himself. Sounds like Nebulo with a touch of noise, awesome mix if you ask me. I'll thank my friend Torpahallen for this!


Download his second album Kondens:


Nebulo is Thomas Pujols, a French composer creating beautiful ambient music with touches of idm, glitch and electronica. Not very well known at all, which irritates me. Don't miss this whatever you do. One of my big musical finds this year, and maybe one of yours to!

Download first album Kolia:

*More will come when I get my hands on it!*

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Suis la lune

Swedish screamo band, who has since their start in early 2005 made some of the best music the genre has to offer. Henning Runolf (guitar, vocals) is the mastermind, writing all music and lyrics. Saw them live earlier this year, and it was one of the best concerts I've ever seen. They were that good. Now I'm setting up a show for them in November, and it's going to be awesome to see them again. Not much more to say, so I'll let the music talk for itself. It's truly beautiful.


Download their discography:

Monday, October 12, 2009

If footmen tire you, what will horses do?

Here's another great screamo act from Sweden. Formed in Örebro 2007, by Andreas (bass, vocals), Rickard (guitar, vocals) and David (drums, vocals). Released their first demo at their first concert on September 13th 2008, playing together with Suis la lune. Has since continued playing small shows around southern Sweden and recently got their first ep out, named "Viskningar och rop" (cries and whispers in english). I really liked the demo when I first came across it earlier this year, but what I love is the new ep. They play screamo with a more experimental touch, sounding like post-metal pioneers Isis at places mixed with dirty hardcore skramz. I really look forward to hear more from them.


Download their demo and ep:

Echo, echo, landscape!

First screamo band out on the blog, and a really good start if you ask me. Echo is the birth child of Jon Danielsson (drums, vocals), formed in the Swedish town Karlstad 2006. At this point it was more of a side project then a real band, something that would change in 2009 when they become a full band, got their first ep "Det var oundvikligt" out and played their first live shows together with If footmen tire you, what will horses do? and the well known screamo act Suis la lune (both also from Sweden). I saw them live with Suis la lune, and it was definitely a great second show. With more time and routine, they can become something big in the genre. Check this out now!


Hazelnut, white bread = great

Just got home from a meeting at the cafe. It turned out great. My upcoming screamo show with "Suis la lune", "Meleeh", "Echo, echo, landscape!" and "If footmen tire you, what will horses do?" on november 6th is going according to plan. Every act is awesome, and I hope that folks will come do see this.

I'll be uploading something with every act for you to hear.

Recently ate some bread with hazelnut cream on, marvelous for the mouth, bad for the teeth. Going to try make some cookies out of it, recipe will be up at the blog if it succeeds. Wish me luck!

The evpatoria report

Here we have something really beautiful. The evpatoria report is a post-rock band from Switzerland, who started in 2002. Named after the Ukrainian city Evpatoria, where the location of Ukraine's space agency is. Space is a theme that's common in many of their songs. For example: Taijin Kyofusho features radio communications between the space shuttle Columbia and ground control before it exploded in space in February 2003. All I can say is that their music is just as epic as space, and that's a lot. They are currently on hiatus, but I'll be welcoming their
comeback when it happens, and so should you.

Download their first ep and album:

Download their second album:

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Malysz is a great Swedish post-rock act from my hometown Vänersborg. Don't miss this if you enjoy other post-rock bands such as September malevolence.


This is my post-rock bands debut ep. Recorded in April but recently released on the net. I hope you enjoy it.

For more info go here:



This is a blog that will mostly be a spectre for me to move in and out from, including music both written by me and others I respect as artists. Uploads of great screamo, post-rock, ambient and noise acts. I will also give away vegan recipes, talk about solar storms, cat killers and shows I arrange at a local cafe. I welcome you all to this blog, and hope you welcome me.

/ Rickard