Lucy Goes to Sleep “Live Friday the 13th” teaser

The brand new live-album by progressive rock band Lucy Goes to Sleep “Live Friday the 13th” will be released on May 5th, 2014, and here’s a video-teaser for the album. You can already place your pre-order at: http://www.univocalmusicwebshop.com/index.php?c=58&p=88

Datle Quintet EP

Datle Quintet EP front coverOn October 7th Datle Quintet released their debut studio recording in the form of an EP. It’s four really great songs, performed by a fantastic group, and I got the honor of doing the final mastering for the EP.

The EP can be ordered from the Univocal Music webshop, or if you are in Jakobstad you can visit Centrum – den lilla saluhallen on Köpmansgatan 18, where Univocal Music sell a lot of cool music and merch.

The Napkins live recordings

I recently recorded and mixed a concert by the soul-band The Napkins, during their gig at the Spotlight festival in Jakobstad, from which two songs can be heard on lead-singer Charlotta Kerbs’ soundcloud-page, and a few songs were also played in an interview on Radio Vega. I really love this band. Great songs and wonderful musicians. They have a really cool sound. Check out the songs below, and if it sounds interesting you can also have a look at vocalist Charlotta’s website: www.charlottakerbs.com.

Their last gig at Jeppis Music & Arts in Jakobstad was also recorded, and it sounds great. So, stay tuned and eventually you may also get to hear that as well :)

Celestial Decay – QuantumX

I’ve recently been working as mixing-engineer and co-producer on the new album “QuantumX” by Swedish symphonic metal-band Celestial Decay, and as the album is pretty much done a teaser-video has been released on YouTube, with a cover of a pretty well-known old classic; Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart”. I’m really satisfied with the results and the album will be released on The Music Alliance later this year. I think we are all really excited for the release.

If you watch until the end there is also a medley of the other songs from the album.

Watch it on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_eQJTLjtgc

EP 2009 released for downloading

Between 2007-2009 I was studying sound-engingeering in Lappfjärds Folkhögskola, and during that time I took the opportunity to record my first EP of some of my own songs. Although my feelings towards the result may have changed a bit since then, I remember I was really proud of it at the time and many nights were spent recording and tweaking the sounds in studio LaFo. When it finally got finnished it ended up on MySpace and pretty much forgotten soon after. Now, 4-5 years later I decided to share it with the world again by offering it for free to download through this website. Even though I probably would have done things differently today (and I like to think that my vocals have improved) I decided not to change anything. It’s still a part of my own history as a songwriter/producer/musician and this EP was an important step for me in my journey learning to produce and record music, which I’m still on and forever will be. I was (and still am) really influenced by 70′s progressive rock and I think that really shines through in these recordings.

You can download the EP in the Music-section, just scroll down to the bottom of that page.

Challenging the digital entertainment industry

I wanna spread the word about a really exciting project my friends over at Sagen Interactive in Sweden are working on, that will need YOUR help in order to become reality. Their idea is to create a platform for distributing digital art, such as games, music, film and cartoons, but unlike any other similar platforms the content is free for everybody to use. What people who wish to show their support can pay for is upcoming content, so instead of paying for things that are already made you can help financing exiting new content, which then will be free for consumtion. Awesome, isn’t it?

Now, this is just in short the general idea of what it’s all about, and you will find out lots more by checking out their presentation on Indiegogo, but in order to get this project done they will need financing through crowd-finding. So head over to Indiegogo and check out their presentation videos, and other information. If you wish to donate, it will be an amout of your own choosing, but keep in mind: this is for a very good cause. Let’s set art free, and instead of giving our money to big bad corporation dudes in fancy suits who will only punish you with more insane DRM’s we can make sure that in the future a reasonable salary can be given directly to the artists who create the art and make sure that the money you spend on digital art is money well spent.

Here’s a link to their Indiegogo-site: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/challenging-the-digital-entertainment-industry

And I wish the best of luck to Sagen Interactive.