Prolific IAT.MP3 artist Tsukimono has a new release on Structures sonores imprint Personal Work entitled "Red, red wine". Go here for more info plus video footage from his performance in GBG this past weekend: http://elefanten.blogspot.com/2007/12/today-was-good-day.html
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I've got an extremely fresh song for you today from Swedish shoegazers Talking to Drake, a track that was just finished this past weekend if what the band tells me is true. As to the story of Talking to Drake, I really don't know much of anything except that Martin Senter from Seven Feet Four plays drums and even that piece of knowledge is kinda useless since that band is a poor reference point for the music TTD make. TTD is much more akin to the languid dreaminess of sonores, a slow-burning darkness that gradually unfolds and envelopes your senses. It's the kind of music that's best suited for headphones. In fact, for full appreciation, I suggest you block out the distractions of the outside world as much as possible - turn it up and close your eyes, let it carry you away.
Talking to Drake - I knew
More (better) video footage from Viktor Sjöberg's performance at Koloni on Monday: http://elefanten.blogspot.com/2007/08/live-video.html
I couldn't tell for sure with the other clip posted yesterday, but that's Jonas Odhner who, along with Viktor, is a member of IAT.MP3 act sonores. On drums is Johan Gustavsson from Tsukimono/Scraps of Tape.
It's official: not only is IAT favorite Viktor Sjöberg (both solo and with sonores, among other acts) performing with Jens Lekman as part of his band on tour in the US, but he'll also be performing a solo closing set after each night's performance. Whether that means a DJ set or a set of Viktor's own music remains to be seen, but either way I'm excited. Those dates again:
10/23 - Jake's, Bloomington, IN
10/25 - Black Cat, Washington, DC
10/26 - First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA
10/27 - Webster Hall, New York, NY
10/29 - Paradise, Boston, MA
11/01 - Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
11/02 - Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago, IL
11/03 - Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis, MN
11/06 - Nectar, Seattle, WA
11/07 - Someday Lounge, Portland, OR
11/09 - Bimbo's 365 Club, San Francisco, CA
11/10 - Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA
Check out the Elefanten (sonores) fiske/fish podcast: http://structuressonores.com/podcast/fiske_podcast_%231.mp3
Mostly in Swedish, but don't let that influence enjoyment of the music.
Last night's playlist for my show on Sirius Blog Radio:
01. Isolation Years - Yellow cross on blue
02. TALK 1
03. Johndoe - Nattskift
04. Montys Loco - Wasteland
05. Once We Were - Cut corners
06. TALK 2
07. [ingenting] - Mycket vasen for ingenting
08. Margaret Berger - Robot song
09. Namur - Marching
10. Lampshade - New legs
11. TALK 3
12. Maia Hirasawa - Gothenburg
13. Mixtapes & Cellmates - Quiet
14. Fattaru - 100:-
15. Juvelen - Hanna
16. TALK 4
17. Säkert! - Allt som är ditt
18. sonores - 16th of June
19. Detektivbyrån - E18
20. TALK 5
21. At the Gates - The swarm
22. Barra Head - Kill the lights
23. TALK 6
24. The Tough Alliance - Leg 7
25. Torpedo - My evil twin
26. Alog - Catch that totem!
27. TALK 7
28. Valley Days - 10k angels
29. A-ha - Celice
30. Victims - Who the fuck are we?
31. TALK 8
32. The Vicious - Alienated
33. Viola - Unreal life
34. Zweizz - Nowadays the only boring everything is so frustrating
35. Viktor Sjöberg - Winter guitars
36. TALK 9
37. Closer - The talker
38. Aerial - My god, it's full of stars!
39. The Kissaway Trail - La la song
40. Laakso - Italy vs Helsinki
41. The Psyke Project - Panic
42. TALK 10
43. C.Aarmé - We are the world
Next week: expect lots more killer jams including totally a brand new track from Closer and maybe even a spotlight set on post-rock/ambient music. Good times!
The Silent Ballet reviews sonores: http://thesilentballet.com/dnn/Home/tabid/36/ctl/Details/mid/384/ItemID/366/Default.aspx
Sonomu has a nice review of sonores posted today: http://sonomu.net/text/~sonores-elefante/
Again, this is one of 2006's best releases and is highly recommended.
Dark Dose on sonores: http://darkdose.com/?p=145
I passed the CD to Jesse when his band Daylight Dies passed through Seattle on tour with Katatonia and Moonspell. I didn't stick around for the latter (besides the fact that I'm not really a fan, it was raining hard and I had a long drive home), but the others were great. Good to read that he's enjoying the disc, just as I thought he would - it easily made to be one of my top picks from last year.
Photos of IAT.MP3 artists sonores on tour in the UK: http://www.flickr.com/photos/viktorsjoberg/sets/72157594372622600/
Aversionline on sonores: http://www.aversionline.com/blahg/2006/10/sonores-elefanten-cd.html
One of the year's best records - very highly recommended.
I'm anticipating that I will be totally exhausted and preoccupied on Tuesday morning since my friends from Kayo Dot are staying over while on tour, so I'm writing this on Monday afternoon. They're not Scandinavian, but I still highly recommend that you check 'em out regardless. They make the kind of progressive music that truly transcends boundries. Radiohead is a mere rockband by comparison. Don't believe me, click on that link and check out their myspace profile. Verses? Choruses? Don't be so narrowminded. In a lot of ways, the music of sonores reminds me of Kayo Dot. sonores doesn't really ever get all that heavy, but their chord voicings and unique sonic textures give me the same kinds of chills. It's that sinister undercurrent that does it to me, as well as the fact that their music is both evocative and intellectually stimulating. Kayo Dot is often far more overtly distressing, but the band's softer passages conjure up the same feelings. It's music that's not easily pinned down by tags according to genre though you may find other music with similar emotional attributes. It's a record I feel very strongly about, a no-brainer as a pick for October's album of the month. Seriously, if you don't like this, we may need to reevaluate our friendship.
Buy "Elefanten": [click here]
(Update: the dudes didn't actually sleep here last night, but man am I tired. Staying up 'till 3am gets harder the older I get. Amazing show though. "_____ on limpid form" was a definite highlight.)
Sonores - Jonathan