We just released “Öland”, the second single from the upcoming album "Mitt i Bilden" by Emerald Park singer Tobias Borelius’ solo project Silvermannen.
Silvermannen has begun his journey. He moves slowly through a beautiful and lonely soundscape with “Öland” marking the beginning of his story, one that began many years ago on a cold spring day.
“Morri”, the second song on the single, is inspired by Ennio Morricone and in its 2-minute time length it works as a time-machine for the story, bringing the listener back to the present.
The National Swedish Radio P3 played the previous single “Mr. Hyde” and referred to it as “groovy and weird”, in a positive way. “Öland” and “Morri” are the opposite - melancholic and uniform.
The download single is now available as a “name your price” download, as well as at iTunes, Spotify, Deezer and many more digital retailers.
The new video for the single is also available on YouTube.
On 19th of April we will release “Mr. Hyde”, the first single from the upcoming album "Mitt i Bilden" by Emerald Park singer Tobias Borelius’ solo project Silvermannen.
Tobias has been working with the producer Carl Granberg (Bob Hund, Tingsek, Danko Jones and many more). The last two years Carl has also been working with Råå, a drone project created by Magnus Svenningsson of Cardigans. This might not be heard on “Mr. Hyde” but most definitely on the upcoming album. “Mr. Hyde” has a more upbeat and joyful sound, which, combined with the dark, personal and violent lyrics. creates a somewhat frightening combination.
“Silvermannen moves slowly and silently through a harsh but beautiful soundscape where present and past do not exist. He listens and observes the surroundings, but does not bring anyone to justice. No super powers, no rock, no arch enemy, just a big heart”
As you might remember the debut album "Ghost River" of the Danish Dream Pop duo BlackieBlueBird was released end of last year and has since received fantastic reviews. After their first concerts the band decided to release a cover version of "Oh Susanna" written by Stephen Foster in 1847, which is considered to be the very first global "pop hit". It is a song well-known in numerous versions with varying lyrics that opted to eliminate the racially offensive language of the original.
BlackieBlueBird has recorded their own version, elevating "Oh Susanna" to the dreamy and feverish song it always deserved to be known as.
BlackieBlueBird are the vocalist Heidi Lindahl and the composer Nils Lassen; together they create delicate torch songs of reverb and echo that captivate the listener with resonating guitars, lap steels, mandolins and a choir of mermaids that sporadically embraces Heidi’s golden voice. The echoes of love and longing, hellos and deceiving goodbyes live within her unique and clear vibrato.
GHOST RIVER symbolizes a subterranean river of memories that flows beneath our cities while on the surface we live our lives behind walls, among buildings and clamorous streets, ever pursuing our hopes and dreams. Unaware that deep within we are influenced by the GHOST RIVER, we fulfill what lies in our destinies as tiny twigs floating along the flow of a gentle water stream.
Resembling a dream, GHOST RIVER is an album that dwells in a drumless, cinematic atmosphere filled with romantic soundscapes of yearning desire and melodic choruses that caress the ear in a liberating and cathartic way.
All songs are written and produced by Nils Lassen. The album is a cooperation between T&E Records, Poisonic, and afmusic. GHOST RIVER will be released on Vinyl, CD and as a download on 23rd of November.
afmusic is celebrating its 10-Year Anniversary with the CD compilation “Join the Dark Side, We Have the Music!”. The 14-track album, to be released on November 2, includes songs from the label’s main artists Principe Valiente, Golden Apes, The Search, (((S))) and The Silence Industry, as well as unheard and rare material from bands the label has worked with in the past years.
afmusic can look back at more than 150 digital releases and a successfully established strategy to offer a large part of the repertoire as a net label under a free license. Next to those, there have been more than 100 CD or Vinyl releases in the Dark Wave-, Gothic-, Post Punk- and Independent-Genre.
But this compilation is much more than looking back, it’s also a preview of things to come.
With previously unreleased tracks from Golden Apes (“Voykova” is taken from their upcoming album “Kasbek” to be released in March 2019), Emerald Park, Principe Valiente, The Silence Industry, Shearer and Supreme Soul this compilation takes the listener to the future of Aenaos Records.