Today I met up with artist and producer Tobias Fröberg to start recording demos for my third album. I’m quite excited that Tobias might be producing it as I feel he can bring something new to my songs. And he’s got a microphone from the 30’s that looks like an exhaust pipe, how weird is that? but it does sound really nice. Tobias is also about to finish his third album and the material sounds terrific, check out his last album on www.myspace.com/tobiasfroberg
sofia talvik: new single “blåa linjen hem”.
SOFIA TALVIK makes me wish that I knew Swedish.
She just released her summer single “Blåa linjen hem”. I couldn’t tell you what it’s about. It could be about anything from clubbing baby seals or clubbing with baby seals. Despite this, Sofia ensures us English speaking fans that we’ll love it no matter what we think the lyrics are, and she’s absolutely right in this case. Well, at least she’s sort of right, because I certainly love it.
She also ensures fans that this song is just a sudden outburst of summer, and while it may sound very different from her other music…you should not fret! She hasn’t entirely swapped genres. Fortunately, if she did ever decide to switch up her sound, she could TOTALLY pull this style off. Girl sounds good on them horns.
BluesBunny takes on the new album and gives it 4 carrots:
Sofia Talvik & the Tallboys, Street of Dreams, Makaki Music 2007
“Street of Dreams” is the second album from Sweden’s Sofia Talvik. This album is 13 tracks of quirky love songs that run deeper than they seem.
Highlight was the single “It’s Just Love” featuring Bernard Butler. Swooping and dramatic, this song is a convincing demonstration of the talent of those involved. Not that the rest of the album disappoints. “I Won the First Prize Tonight” sounds like a pleasant folk song but the lyrics are altogether darker. “Holding Your Hand” also sounds lightweight and fluffy but is in fact a touching commentary on the search for a soulmate. Ending on the bluesy “So Good to Me”, she tells us of the search for happiness once more. Unlike many of her contemporaries, Ms Talvik does not give us easy answers. There are no simplistic love songs here. Things do not often work out but we should never give up hope.
Charmingly performed and a fine example of the genre, this album makes for a pleasant and enjoyable listen. We think that a lot of people will like this release. Nothing offends here and you get a nice, warm feeling from it but it does bear up to closer investigation. There is a lot more substance there than the first listen indicates. Well worth tracking down therefore and adding to the collection. Available from her website.
Just spent the evening making drum tracks!
I suck at playing to click track so I need more life like drums, hence the drum tracks. (For you who don´t know what a click track is, it´s a beat that makes an awful plopping noice to keep people play the same beat all through the song, and don´t play slow at first and faster in the end. It makes me stressed out and makes me play off beat though I normally keep a rather steady beat.)
Well anyway, Toontrack has made a fab program (promoting promoting!) called EZ-drummer which makes it EZ for dummys like me to make a nice sounding drum track. You can make fills and all sorts of stuff but I just make a straight beat and leave the rest to Fredrik – the drum master.
This is the only pic I could find of Fredrik, he looks really evil here but he´s really very sweet and he´s married to one of my dearest friends, Anna.