28 Feb, 2008

Hey, it's okay 


Posted at 02:16 under MUSIC


another new song.... this is actually an old song that i wrote when i lived in london ages ago. i've always loved this song. it's very simple, practically only 2 chords, maybe that's why....

the original lyric was in english, but this version is swedish just like the other songs from the coming album.

the chorus goes:

IT'S SO EASY TO FORGET
WHEN DREAMING HAS MADE YOU FULL
BUT HEY, IT'S OKAY
IT'S GONNA BE ALLRIGHT

hmm....it sounds better in swedish =)


SONG 5 -- "DU DET R OKEJ"
(Hey, it's okay)





as usual, please note:

* vocals and many instruments are only Early Production Recordings and WILL CHANGE!
* this is only HALF-finished!
* several instruments are still missing!
* this is UN-mixed!
* this is only for you to follow the progress of the creation of my new album!
* this does not represent the sound or quality of the album!

=)





27 Feb, 2008

Thankful 


Posted at 14:06 under THOUGHTS


yesterday i was walking through central stockholm in a pouring spring rain. and i was overwhelmed by an intense emotion of gratitude.

it was as if the rain had reached inside my jacket and slowly was running down my spine with a chill of wonder.

thankfulness.

suddenly the thoughts about a recent heartbreak didn't feel painful anymore. the negative emotions were transformed into thankfulness. a new perspective reached me, or my old perspective was broadened or widened. to a very vast degree.

we are teaching. we are learning.

something good comes out of everything, but it may take some time before we are distanced enough to see what we have learnt from a specific experience. because there's something to learn from everything.

to embrace that simple truth is all it takes.

nothing happens by coincidence.

and maybe i'm wrong, but everyone i met yesterday in the rain was smiling at me. friendly, happy, peaceful, curious smiles.

life is a journey and i'm incredibly thankful for the teachings i've got from the past year's excursions. life is a school. or, maybe rather a class. a class in a school that is far bigger than our human imagination.

thank you! i love you! walk in peace.

=)





25 Feb, 2008

One life only 


Posted at 20:06 under MUSIC

here are two more preview samples from my coming cd.
just click PLAY to listen:

SONG 3 -- "BALANS"
(Balance)




SONG 4 -- "ETT ENDA LIV"
(One life only)




as usual, please note:

* vocals and many instruments are only Early Production Recordings and WILL CHANGE!
* this is only HALF-finished!
* several instruments are still missing!
* this is UN-mixed!
* this is only for you to follow the progress of the creation of my new album!
* this does not represent the sound or quality of the album!



=)





15 Feb, 2008

Happy valentine's! 


Posted at 19:31 under OTHERS




today it's been cold again and snowy. i'm lucky to be able to stay inside working with my music. i'm sorry that i don't have any new samples yet, but within the next few days i promise there will be a couple of more......

i'm working with one song at the time, and often spend a whole day with just one song. don't worry, i am having regular coffee breaks, i'm swedish after all, ne?

yesterday was valentine's day, so here are my valentine cards for you:













=)





13 Feb, 2008

First test samples 


Posted at 00:18 under MUSIC


here are the two earliest song samples from my coming cd.
please note the following things about these samples:

* vocals and many instruments are only Early Production Recordings and WILL CHANGE!
* this is only HALF-finished!
* several instruments are still missing!
* this is UN-mixed!
* this is only for you to follow the progress of the creation of my new album!
* this does not represent the sound or quality of the album!

=)

i'm sorry that the sound quality is so bad, but the LINE-IN in my laptop is very very bad and creates the buzzing sound no matter what i do.

click PLAY to listen:

SONG 1 -- "SVAR"
(Answer)




SONG 2 -- "KAN VI HJLPA ATT VI LSKAR ATT DANSA?"
(We can't help it if we love to dance)




please enjoy!!!! i will post the other songs here as they develop. these both songs are in swedish, i've not decided which of the songs will be in english versions, i'll keep you posted, ok?

=)





30 Jan, 2008

Balance 


Posted at 10:32 under MUSIC


i'm currently working with my coming album. yesterday i had an amazingly groovy recording session with OLLE LINDER (percussion, drums & bass). i've set up a special page here on my blog with updates and samples from recordings under production.

i'm really happy to be working with my new songs. as always i had a hard time deciding which songs should be on the album, but..... as always, they kind of choose themselves. and i have no reason to doubt or question this universal function.

this album will be in swedish, but i will make english versions of maybe three or four tracks.

i'm thinking about naming the CD "BALANS", which means BALANCE. yeah, you could've guessed...

partly because it's the title of one of the songs, but also because during the last year i've started to see life from a wider perspective. the world in general seems totally balanced from this perspective. everything is that's supposed to be. this balance is hard to grasp.

it's simply one of the miracles of this world. this world in which i am very happy to exist.

=)





23 Jan, 2008

Almost immaculate 


Posted at 23:13 under MUSIC


just want to mention a review of BLISSA NOVA that was published the other day by the swedish music magazine GROOVE.


"almost immaculate"

"Plunge Into the Miracle goes from 0-100 in less than a second, and if all the songs had been in a similar style then this could well have challenged the title of the best swedish album of the year in the genre"


Thomas Rdin, Groove (www.groove.se)


=)

the whole review in swedish can be read here:
http://www.groove.se/site/recension.asp?recId=1610&mediumId=1






16 Jan, 2008

New recordings 


Posted at 23:05 under MUSIC


i've had an annoying cold during the last weeks, but it can never keep me away from MUSIC!

this week i've slowly started some pre-production for my NEXT ALBUM, and it's still too early to mention any details about the final sound. i've got my mind brimming with ideas and need to sort them out first, so to speak.

it will be groovy, though, and slightly more spacious (productionwise). i had the idea to make an acoustic album, but that'll have to wait. maybe next time.....

so, what i'm doing right now is - deciding song keys, song tempos, song arrangements and stuff like that.

i've had a feeling for the last few weeks or so, that it's time for me to move on musically and try to merge everything i've been doing so far. this means, the next album WILL be less "brazilian". maybe there will be a samba-reggae or two, maybe a groovy french chanson with a tango accordion and some funky jazz pop..... it will be less bossanovanized, even though the influence surely will reveal itself at times.

sounds strange?

i hope not. to me, it's perfectly natural.

sometimes you need to go back to be able to go forward.

=)

oh, i forgot to say! i'll post some samples here every now and then for you to hear how the album is growing. just keep coming back.... ;)





08 Jan, 2008

Green tea and grey skies 


Posted at 22:54 under THOUGHTS




japanese green tea bought in asakusa, tokyo. the cup is also japanese, one of the gifts i received in japan. every time i drink it my thoughts wander eastwards....

do you blame me?

the skies are so grey in stockholm now, today it's rained almost the whole day and the snow we had for new year has melted away. it barely gets light in the daytime!!! i'm happy we're heading for spring now.

i'll have another cup of colour. i think both my heart and my eyes need it.

=)





02 Jan, 2008

Happy new year!! 


Posted at 02:17 under THOUGHTS


明けましておめでとうございます!
happy new year!
gott nytt r!
feliz natal!
etc.


i believe in the power of wishes. the imagination with which wishes are fulfilled will never cease to amaze me!!!!

let me quote a scene from the WIZARD OF OZ:

Dorothy: Now which way do we go?
Scarecrow: Pardon me, this way is a very nice way.
Dorothy: Who said that?
[Toto barks at scarecrow]
Dorothy: Don't be silly, Toto. Scarecrows don't talk.
Scarecrow: [points other way] It's pleasant down that way, too.
Dorothy: That's funny. Wasn't he pointing the other way?
Scarecrow: [points both ways] Of course, some people do go both ways.

so.... what i mean is: if we don't make up our mind about where we want to go, we'll never get there. i'm not good at maths, but this equation is so simple that even I can understand it!!!

seriously, life is not a series of trains running in coincidence without destinations. but it can appear like that if you don't decide where you want to go.

so where do you want to go?

=)






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