Maybe I'm imagining it, but the wealth of Nordic talent emerging as Music Producers is really noticeable at the moment, and young Norwegian producer and songwriter Frida Blomberg really makes an impression with her debut track 'Closer'. Chosen at the start of the year to participate in the GramArt Norwegian mentor program for emerging talent, with renowned composer / musician / producer Kåre Vestrheim ('Highasakite', Propeller Records) as her mentor, she had previously studie
We have a list of about a dozen albums we want to write about before we wrap up for the Festivities (if we were clever, I guess we'd work out a special '12 Albums of Christmas' thing), so we'll continue with the approach of trying to keep things fairly brief. First up is 'Cats of Transnistria', a band we've written about a few times, but I still never quite think we've given them the time they really deserve. Since their debut EP 'Away' was released back in 2015, the duo base
A couple of weeks ago we featured the Icelandic artist 'rauður' and her album 'Semilunar', a clever and intricate electronic based album that really appealed to us. Quite possibly the highlight of the album was the wonderful conclusion, a song entitled 'We Will All Feel Better One Day And / Or Die’, and now she has released a video to accompany the song which seems to fit the song perfectly - sad, joyous and uplifting all at once. This is what 'raudur' says about the video: '
After the quirky Indie Pop from 'Hockney, we'll stay in Norway and introduce a duo who bring together two very different styles of music and cultures - and the result is totally compelling listening. 'Unganisha' comprise Kenyan musician Labdi Omnes (vocals and Orutu) alongside Norwegian electronic artist Bernt Isak Wærstad, they've released 2 tracks to date, 'Paro' in 2018 and a more recent track called 'Kucheza' at the beginning of the summer, and more recently they appeared
We want to keep up the momentum on Album Reviews (we did slightly less last week), even if it means keeping them short, and if truth be told 'dj. flugvél og geimskip' is the type of artist that is so difficult to define and write about, it's probably all best if you just go and take a listen for yourself anyway. But we will try to explain some background. So 'dj. flugvél og geimskip' can only be described as an 'experimental electronic' musician, she's from Iceland but has g
Well we've finally managed to get an Album review out there, sorry for the delay, and it gives us chance to cover 2 more recent releases, starting with a startlingly good track from Swedish (via Berlin) duo 'The Ghost of Helags'. This is another band we've not featured before, but previous releases have resulted in some lovely coverage on different websites around the world, and there's no reason why their new track 'Anthem (We Came from the Stars)' should be anything differ