Releases

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.

Ghost Riverby BlackieBlueBird
23 November 2018 · Aenaos Records · X-XV0007

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 Aenaos Records.

Join the dark side, we have the music! (10​-​Year Anniversary Compilation)by Various Artists
2 November 2018 · Aenaos Records · X-XV0006

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.

Quintessence 2008 – 2018by Various Artists
1 June 2018 · afmusic · X-XV0995

It's been 10 years since we started the label; a lot has changed, and a lot hasn't. Who would have thought that a small net label would have lasted this long?

Formed in 2008 as a digital label, we have successfully established the strategy to offer a large part of the repertoire as a net label under a free license. Now, we can look back at more than 150 releases which can still be found at archive.org/details/afmusic. Next to those, there have been more than 100 CD or Vinyl releases in the Dark Wave-, Gothic-, Post Punk- and Independent-Genre.

Within the last 10 years, nameable indie bands like THE SEARCH and EMERALD PARK, as well as the Gothic Rock / Dark Wave veterans GOLDEN APES and the up-and-coming Post-Punk ensemble PRINCIPE VALIENTE were promoted and established.

On 1st of June, to celebrate our 10-year anniversary, we will publish a free download compilation at Bandcamp containing 29 songs from bands who released CDs with us.

Principe Valiente (Second Edition)by Principe Valiente
25 May 2018 · Aenaos Records · X-XV0001

On 25th of May 2018 we will reissue Principe Valiente’s debut album that has defined the band’s own interpretation of Post Punk and Shoegaze to this day. The new edition comes in a special 6-panel-digipack with all original recordings and is available for order on the band’s Bandcamp page as well as on all major online stores such as Amazon, Discogs etc.

A Wave From The Sidelinesby The Search
27 April 2018 · Aenaos Records · X-XV0003

Razmig Tekeyan and change are the only constants when talking about THE SEARCH. Having released 6 EP's since 1999 under the name ‘The Silverslut', the band has recorded 9 albums from the time of its formation (2003).

While their early work was dominated by 80's-influenced new/dark wave and indie rock sound, the 2012 album "Staying Alive in a Country Industrialized" showed the more pop-oriented side of their music for the first time. Major shifts in the line-up since 2012 lead to the first solo effort of the band's creative mind with last year's album "Echo", a minimalistic low-fi recording focusing on composition and lyrics.

15 years after the first album, Razmig Tekeyan – the founder and now sole member of THE SEARCH - decided to record and release the retro-inspired album "A Wave from the Sidelines"; a love letter to the sound of the 80's meant for people to listen to during a late night drive.

The guitars were put aside while big drums, over-the-top tom fills, and Juno synthesizers united for a challenging yet successful transformation of songs written on acoustic guitar into a "Wall of Sound" reminiscent of the 80's. The album was recorded and produced by Razmig Tekeyan in the band's own studio and mastered by Tommy Steuer (TS-Musix Studios, Leipzig).

Running Juvenilesby Principe Valiente
13 October 2017 · Aenaos Records · AFM-DL1150

The homonymous song is the third single to be released from the band’s most anticipated latest album “Oceans”. Shot around Östermalm in Stockholm, the video was filmed & edited by the Swedish filmmaker Andreas Hillerborg.

Echoby The Search
22 September 2017 · Aenaos Records · AFM-DL1149

One year after the release of “Songs about Losers”, the Swedish band The Search is back with ten new songs collected on the album “Echo”. This time the creative mind of the band Razmig Tekeyan brings the minimalistic sound to its top.

“Echo” is a low-fi recording where the recorded demo tracks ended up being the final songs on the album; all songs sound more natural, as if played at home under a warm candle light with a guitar. In this calm atmosphere the listener is able to focus on the compositions and lyrics waiting for the emotion-filled stories to unfold.

“Echo” is The Search’s most intimate and earthbound album thus far and increases the curiosity about what comes next.

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

Oceansby Principe Valiente
12 May 2017 · Aenaos Records · AFM-CD073

After an outstanding self-titled debut album in 2011 and the breathtaking “Choirs Of Blessed Youth” in 2014, the Swedish post punk / shoegaze band lead by Fernando Honorato, true to their vision, continues to carve out its own unique musical path. Drawing inspiration from ambient experimentalists like Cocteau Twins, 80’s sci-fi soundtracks as well as exuberant vocalists like Bowie and Kate Bush, PRINCIPE VALIENTE ventured deeper into the sonic landscapes of their minds.

The intensity of the athmospheric sound and the interplay of melodic guitar strings, the dark drifting drums, rhythmic bass lines and above all the warm, emotional voice of the singer, have remained. The listener is captured in a mixture of longing and loneliness, which is fluently and hypnotically directed. Calm pieces alternate with energetic compositions, such as the recently released single “Strangers In The Night”, and give the album a strong note of ambivalence.

With their third work “Oceans”, the band has created another alluring world with “human, all too human” lyrics and phantasmagorical soundscapes. Cool, yet impassioned and loaded with sweet anxiety, PRINCIPE VALIENTE have managed to make an irresistibly beautiful and intense continuation of what was started in the previous two albums.

“Oceans” was partly recorded by the producer Martin Ehrencrona (Les Big Byrd), and partly in various basements and art school lobbies around their hometown Stockholm, Sweden. The combination of innovative and inspired material makes for an invigorating listen as it is difficult to pinpoint in regard to genre.