Releases

Some Place Far Awayby The Search
6 March 2020 · Aenaos Records · X-XV0012

THE SEARCH are back with the second and final part of a retro-inspired journey that started in 2018 with the album “A Wave from the Sidelines”; the band’s new work skillfully blends melodic pop sensibilities with reverberated sound landscapes. With “Some Place Far Away”, Razmig Tekeyan – the founder and currently sole member of THE SEARCH – offers a ten-track dose of escapist pop music and invites everyone to indulge in his world.

“Some Place Far Away” is a collection of songs originally written on an acoustic guitar that Razmig Tekeyan has been working on over a long period of time. Some of them date back 20 years and, had they been recorded at that time, they would have sounded very different since the band’s early work was dominated by 80’s-influenced new/dark wave and indie rock sound. 10 albums later he once again replaces the guitars with synthesizers to conclude his love letter to the sound of the 80s.

“Some Place Far Away” is more than an 80s revival and presents new sides of the traditional genre of Synthpop without carrying relics of the past into the new decade. It’s an album for daydreamers who allow themselves to become lost in their own thoughts and enjoy a faithful companion along the way.

The album was recorded and produced by Razmig Tekeyan in the band’s own studio in Uppsala (Sweden) and mastered by Tommy Steuer (TS-Musix Studios, Leipzig – Germany).

Basement Sessionsby Emerald Park
21 February 2020 · Aenaos Records · X-XV1002

One of northern Europe’s most successful bands releasing music under a Creative Commons license is back after 5 years of silence. Emerald Park will be releasing their brand-new EP “Basement Sessions” in two versions: as a traditional 5-track digital version and as a Creative Commons 4-track version.

The easiest way to describe Emerald Park of 2020 is as a collective where the singer/songwriter Tobias Borelius is at the center and choreographs the band’s moves. Different producers and studios have been involved in the making of “Basement Sessions” during the last year and that has resulted in 5 songs with varying identities although the vocals, lyrics, and emotional state in the songs are all the same; you will recognize the constant presence of melancholy but somewhere along the way happiness appears within reach. The lyrics are all about the feeling of being misplaced and searching for something else, something bigger in life.

“Rules Don’t Apply”, which was released as a single last summer and is now remastered, is the most electrified and energetic track of the EP (recorded by Linus Lindvall and Mattias Larsson of Cub&Wolf and mixed by Daniel Gunneberg of Emerald Park), while “The Haze”, “Decease”, and “Bigfoot” are the most melancholic songs (mixed and recorded by Daniel Gunneberg). The fresh version of “Bigfoot” and a new track called “Agnes of the North” are the two tracks that have really caught the essence of Emerald Park.

Basement Sessions (CC Version)by Emerald Park
21 February 2020 · Aenaos Records · X-XV1001

The easiest way to describe Emerald Park of 2020 is as a collective where singer/songwriter Tobias Borelius is in the centre and pulls the strings. Different producers and studios have been involved in the making of Basement Sessions during the last year. This has resulted in 4 songs with different identities but the vocals, lyrics and the emotional state in the songs are al the same. You will recognize the constant melancholy but somewhere around the corner happiness is in reach. The lyrics are all about the feeling of being misplaced and searching for something else in life. Or maybe the grass isn’t greener on the other side?

Black Dogby (((S)))
27 September 2019 · Aenaos Records · X-XV0011

The mysterious (((S))) returns from the cold and windy streets of Copenhagen with the brand-new album “BLACK DOG”.

As always with (((S))) his music has its roots in postpunk, though this time the songs are longer, with more instrumental passages and a minimum of lyrics. “BLACK DOG” comprises a collection of 8 songs in which (((S))) along with Denmark’s finest backing musicians take you through dark soundscapes of drowning guitars, solid drumbeats, and sparkling bass interwoven with spare, distorted vocals begging for understanding.

A Song for Bad Sectorsby The Silence Industry
23 August 2019 · Aenaos Records · X-XV1000

3 years after releasing “the hidden album (~/.tsi/)”, the Canadian project THE SILENCE INDUSTRY is back with the new album “A Song for Bad Sectors”.

Even though the production of the album was delayed (due to a hard drive crash in 2017 in which the drum programs for the album were lost and to which the title is a partial reference), THE SILENCE INDUSTRY continued to develop their own, unique sound and deliver what is possibly their darkest, most complex and refined work to date. Unlike many of their releases, “A Song for Bad Sectors” is a full-length album comprised of 7 songs and 3 ambient/noise works.

Rules Don't Applyby Emerald Park
12 July 2019 · Aenaos Records · X-XV0999

One of Northern Europe’s most successful bands releasing music under a Creative Commons license, Emerald Park are back after about 4 years of silence. Emerald Park found their audience on the dark side of the internet when they released the album “For Tomorrow” (2008) as a free download back in 2010 – a choice that has given them almost 8 million listeners and over 1 million downloads at Jamendo.com. Thousands have also enjoyed their music in commercials and YouTube videos with various themes. This success brought Emerald Park to the Midem Festival in Cannes and led them to gigs in London (The Cavern), Hamburg, and Amsterdam – just to name a few.

The band hit the pause button in 2016 but are now back with their brand-new single “Rules Don’t Apply”.

Oceans (Deluxe)by Principe Valiente
21 June 2019 · Aenaos Records · X-XV0010

On 21st of June, 2019 we will be reissueing Principe Valiente’s highly acclaimed album “Oceans” originally released in 2017. The new special edition comes in a redesigned 6-panel-digipack with all original recordings plus all remixes and versions previously only available as download remastered by Tommy Steuer at TS-Musix Studios, Leipzig (Germany).

Mitt i Bildenby Silvermannen
7 June 2019 · Aenaos Records · X-XV0009

Silvermannen is the solo project of Emerald Park’s1 singer and songwriter Tobias Borelius. His new musical journey “Mitt I Bilden” (“In the Middle of the Picture”) gives an insight into his life: while the body resides in Malmö, the heart remains in Småland.

The Swedish lyrics are rich in personal issues and experiences. In “Öland” a relationship is in crisis and in “Kullarna” it gets resolved, “Gryning” focuses on the stress of the everyday life, and “Mr. Hyde” shows the dark side that can surface when this emotional strain becomes overwhelming. The lyrics also deal with social matters, as in the songs “Vi Kan Vänta” (“We Can Wait”), which is about children with autism, and “Tidigt i May” (“Early in May”), which is a statement for humanity sprung from the neo-Nazi demonstrations before the last elections in Sweden.

There is no easy way to define Silvermannen or assign the compositions to a genre. Highly influenced by artists like Peter Gabriel, David Bowie, Yazoo, and The Church, Tobias found his own unique way to express his creativity and feelings in his music.

Kasbekby Golden Apes
7 June 2019 · Aenaos Records · X-XV0008

KASBEK is the essence of the band´s last two years and, at the same time, an analysis of its history without sounding retrospective or backward-looking. In fact, quite to the contrary, with songs like “Oblivion”, “Vento”, “Sleep” or the enchanting “Dust & Dew” (a duet with Canadian Shannon Hemmett, vocalist of bands Leathers and Actors), which are acoustic derivatives, owning all that the GOLDEN APES’ sound is made of but unique in their own right…for being further, more resolute, deeper…soaked with that unique aesthetic and subtle grandeur.

Anthemic, dark, elegiac, disturbing and yet somehow soothing… KASBEK is a lot of things, but mainly it´s a statement of a band, which made itself a present and gifted us in the end…

Ölandby Silvermannen
17 May 2019 · Aenaos Records · X-XV0998

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.

Mr. Hydeby Silvermannen
19 April 2019 · Aenaos Records · X-XV0997

On 19th of April “Mr. Hyde”, the first single from the upcoming album "Mitt i Bilden" by Emerald Park singer Tobias Borelius’ solo project Silvermannen will be released.

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.”

Oh Susannaby BlackieBlueBird
28 March 2019 · Aenaos Records · X-XV0996

I come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee!

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. You can find the download or stream of the song at Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes and many more digital services.