Scandinavian Indie Digest Vol.3 Issue #16 [The Scandinavian Indie]

Digest

Vol.3 #16

Mar 31st, 1996


There are 35 messages totalling 1090 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Bob Hund (2) 2. CBJ & Quick note 3. Tapes 4. Paus magazine 5. Gettin' paid or not 6. email problems (2) 7. short snippets - Salt 8. Ludo X and shameless selfplug-stuff 9. Stina Nordenstam (10) 10. Non-Scan: Verve 11. Fireside signed to American Recordings. (2) 12. Sin's Festival Lists: Hultsfred [25-Mar-96] 13. Motor Tour List _Update_ [19-Mar-96] 14. CBJ, Rottingdean, Gluebellies on the radio 15. Sin's Music on The Radio [01-Apr-96] 16. Sin's Music on The Radio [25-Mar-96] 17. Sin's Music on The TV [22-Mar-96] 18. WWW Progress 19. Sin's Upcoming Gigs - Skylten, Link|ping 20. Question again - St. Moores 21. Question - Bolina? 22. Sin's Selected News [27-Mar-96] (2) --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 21 Mar 1996 15:49:16 -0800 From: Mats Liljengren Subject: Bob Hund Yesterday when I was taking a bath I suddenly turned over and said very loudly to myself: what the fuck has happened to the very great band Bob Hund! I didn't hear anyone answer me so I got out of the bath and watched some TV. I wonder does anyone out there know anything interesting about Bob Hund? 'cause in here it sure is way too quiet. One snowball to you each, Mats ------------------------- Date: Thu, 21 Mar 1996 19:10:27 +0100 (MET) From: Erik S|derstr|m Subject: CBJ & Quick note Don't miss CLOUDBERRY JAM tomorrow (friday) on Z-TV (Pop-Tv Live), starting at 16:00. There will be a "live" performance as well as an interview made at the release party here in Link|ping two days ago (where the interviewer, Staffan, was a bit drunk and didn't know what to ask, and had to call in a guy from SA to ask questions. I think the only question Staffan asked was "what did you think about the Pulp interview in SA" or something like that.. at least that's what _he_ told me himself, poor fella. :-)) The interview was made in the kitchen of the place "Bar & K|k", which has a small window, where one could watch the whole thing. Well.. it was a nice event, and I'll tell more about it later when I have the time. The band did not play though, because the neigbours complained about live music (and especially Live Drums) so they had another band "Ship of Fools" a Hip-hop band who did the scratching on CBJ's latest album, there, with only sampled drums, which apparently was okay with the neigbours. Anyway, I'm off to see Naked now, and I have an exam on saturday, which means that I have yet not had the time to answer or check ANY email since March 7th. Please bear with me - I'm doing my best to cope. Oh, and about 500k worth of email disappeared, due to bad sectors on the harddrive at Lysator, during this time as well, but please wait at least another week, before re-sending your messages (if any), so I get time enough to answer the ones I did get (3.5 MB...). Well, I'll be back on saturday with all the lists and news and whatever as usual. //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) -------------------------- Date: Fri, 22 Mar 1996 13:00:06 +0100 From: Marten.Sahlen@uab.ericsson.se (Marten Sahlen) Subject: Re: Bob Hund There's probably going to be another album in a not too distant future. Yesterday, at a friend's place, I heard a raw mix on tape of a pretty new song called "Ist{llet F|r Musik: F|rvirring". Well what do you say... a typical Bob Hund song title. And it's truly great, vintage Bob Hund so to say. They're going to shoot a video for it next week, and Pat Scab of Teddybears (in)fame will most likely be directing it. Btw, did anyone see Kent's "secret" gig at Hannas Krog in Stockholm last night? I had heard it was supposed to start at 10-10:30 but they started already around 9 so I came too late... grrrr. Besides all the usual popsicles and teddybears and yvonnes and cinnamons it was good to see Di Leva hitting the bars again. Haven't seen him in awhile, and felt kind of worried about him :) --------------------------- Date: Fri, 22 Mar 1996 15:41:17 +0100 From: Marten.Sahlen@uab.ericsson.se (Marten Sahlen) Subject: Tapes Hey, whatever happened to the Swedish/Finnish/Icelandic tape chains? I got the impression that at least the one from Finland was ready to be launched already in January. --------------------------- Date: Fri, 22 Mar 1996 15:38:14 +0100 From: Ann Nilsson och Magnus Skarbo Subject: Re: Bob Hund Martin Sahlen wrote: >There's probably going to be another album in a not too distant future. >Yesterday, at a friend's place, I heard a raw mix on tape of a pretty >new song called "Ist{llet F|r Musik: F|rvirring". Well what do you say... >a typical Bob Hund song title. And it's truly great, vintage Bob Hund >so to say. > >They're going to shoot a video for it next week, and Pat Scab of >Teddybears (in)fame will most likely be directing it. I've heard that there will be an album in april and and a swedish tour in May. . I'm used to go to at least one concert a week and I must say that there is very few band with bob's energy and standards. I want Bob! Magnus Skarbo "... her local fame, doesn't pay her bills." BC-95 ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 23 Mar 1996 01:46:37 +0100 (MET) From: sjobbe@mediacentrum.se (Daniel Sj\vblom) Subject: Paus magazine I`m an editor for the entertainment magazine "Paus" in Norra Berslagen. In our next issue we will make a great feature of all festivals in our district. The festivals are: Dalarock, Sala Festivalen, Bergslagsrocken and rockaway beach in Norberg. We are now looking for reporters with great ideas about articles, interesting interviews and stuff. Please send your ideas to sjobbe@mediacentrum.se.Write in Swedish please! Unfortunately we can't not offer any money. ---------------------------- Date: Sat, 23 Mar 1996 16:31:52 +0100 From: cbjebs92@tufvan.hv.se (Carl) Subject: Re: Gettin' paid or not Hello all! Daniel Sjoblom wrote: [Snipp!] >Unfortunately we can't not offer any money. [Snipp!] Hey! Sounds great - does that mean *nobody* works for free? (Sorry - couldn't not not resist...) Carl ----------------------- Ba-bapp-baaa, bapp-baaa, bapp-baaa the Wannadies - You and Me Song ----------------------- ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 23 Mar 1996 20:01:55 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: re: email problems As it happened, they managed to rescue all my email - so I got everything today - which means that you do not have to re-send anything. :-) //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------------- Date: Sat, 23 Mar 1996 20:43:34 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: short snippets - Salt Nina (of Salt) told me that she got engaged in January (after we spotted the ring on her finger during the gig), so naturally I asked who the lucky guy was. So she tells me that: "she's someone I met in Stockholm". Well, it was only "natural" to ask who the guy was, but the answer actually crated a moment of silence. It sure had been worse if I had asked who the lucky _girl_ was, don't you all agree? Anyway, they're going to be married this summer! Hopefully one will get an invitation. :-) //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) -------------------------- Date: Mon, 25 Mar 1996 01:58:08 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: re: email problems And unfortunately, the 500k worth of email between March 14th -> 17th did really disappear, so if you know that you sent something to me between those dates, please re-send it. Thanks for your understanding, //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------- Date: Mon, 25 Mar 1996 03:31:04 +0100 (MET) From: magnus@lousy.pp.se (Lousy) Subject: Ludo X and shameless selfplug-stuff Hi! Hmmm... how the "#!% does one say "i fredags" in english? "Last friday" sounds like a friday a week ago, and "this friday" sounds like next friday... hmm... well, two days ago :) (or three or more depending on when you read this... sigh...) we (that's Lousy, the band I'm in) played in Vaxjo with Ludo X from Kopenhamn, Denmark, and the Tambourines from Vaxjo, Sweden, and, well, here are some thoughts about it: the place (named Cafe Kristina) -------------------------------- Kind of a cool place, sort of like the Emmaboda festival (named "Rasslebygd") but indoors. Kind of small, there were like 125 people there and it was CROWDED. Most of them were seventeen year old girls, the perfect Lousy-audience. :) We got free homebrewn beer (named "Rasslebrygd"...). And the payment was alright. the Tambourines --------------- They sounded very, very, very sixties. Very indeed. They looked very, very, very sixties. And I think I must have stolen one of their very, very, very sixties shirts (well, I know I stole it, but I'm not really sure if it belonged to them...). And though I've washed it in very hot water, it still smells very much like someone has been sweating in it since the sixties... Oh well, anyways - I didn't like them, they just sounded like an average sixties band. If you like average sixties bands, you'll probably like them. They'll be playing at the Emmaboda festival, BTW. And they're self-releasing a CD soon. Lousy ----- Well.. er... since I didn't see them I can't review them, can I :) We got drunk afterwards. REALLY drunk. As in REALLY, REALLY, REALLY drunk. It was great FUN!!! :) Ludo X ------ They were SOOOO good! Especially Filip, the keyboard-guy! Well, I didn't see any of the others and I didn't hear much of them either because I sat in the dressing-room (along with the rest of Lousy), a room that also worked as the main wardrobe for the place, and as the stage for Filip, the keyboard-guy. He had to stand in there with all his cool old syntheseizers (hmmm, did I spell that correct? Geez, I'm the keyboard-guy in our band and I don't even know how to spell the things correctly...) and play, because the real stage was too small. In between songs (and sometimes in the middle of songs when he didn't play) he handed out people's clothes. It sure was a cool sight! So from what I heard, they sounded like Jean-Michel Jarre teaming up with Yvonne to play some intrumental Ned's Atomic Dustbin songs. It sounded great! I'll buy their record next time I'm... well, buying records. :) I'll probably be dissapointed. :) They'll be playing at the Emmaboda festival too. So will we, BTW. Emmaboda festival ----------------- Inside information: they're trying to get Superchunk, Guided by Voices and... well, they mentioned a couple of other bands but I don't remember them, sorry. :) And if you've ever wondered why they call themselves "Vinterbadarna" (=the Winther Bathers), you need not wonder any more, here's the incredibly boring story behind it: in the winther they go abroad to bath. Hmmm... I know this guy who used to knark (=use drugs) for a while and then he got constant diarrhoea. Think about that. If I'm not mistaken, Ludo X are thinking about it right now. It's one of the main reasons Lousy says no to knark (=drugs). That was a public announcement, I think. Oh yeah, and now we know what we're going to say when we win a Grammis award some day (HAHAHAHA!!! Yeah, sure!!!). We'll say "this just proves that there are too many knarkers (=dopeheads) in the music industry". And we'll name a couple of them. HAHAHAHAHA!!! :) And then we'll pee on the famous people in the front row! That'll be cool! Hmm... maybe we'll skip the peeing part... I'll try to sell the idea to Rednex, though. :) They'll probably win a Grammis before we do... :) I hope you'll excuse me for the length of this mail, I couldn't like stop myself. If you've read this far you're probably tired of reading this by now, so I won't go on any further. :) Take care, Magnus Oh yeah, and all danes don't understand swedish better than swedes understand danish. :) -------------------------- Date: Mon, 25 Mar 1996 13:26:27 -0800 From: Mats Liljengren Subject: Stina Nordenstam Last time I wrote to this list I asked for news about Bob Hund. Well, I must say that I couldn't be more satisfied with the answer I got. Thank you very much for that. And since everything turned out so well last time Ill now take the chanse and ask about Stina Nordenstam. If anybody or somebody know anything about her, her future plans och sources of information (except those easy-to-find- sites on the net) so please be gentle and give me some answers. got to have a nice day, Mats -------------------------- Date: Mon, 25 Mar 1996 16:30:38 +0400 From: asaer742@knuten.liu.se (Asa Erlfeldt) Subject: Non-Scan: Verve Anything new about ex-Verve? Like any new music coming up, or whatever? -------------------------- Date: Mon, 25 Mar 1996 16:41:25 +0100 (MET) From: Petter Tiilikainen Subject: Fireside signed to American Recordings. Well, that's it really. I've no facts about it (as usual). Petter ------------------------ Date: Mon, 25 Mar 96 15:49:00 PST From: James Hoye Subject: Stina Nordenstam Matt + others, Hi there. This is my first posting to this list. I am a Cardigans fan on Nicolas Moch's list - he passed this address on to me. I heard Stina on BBC Radio 1's Mark Radcliffe show one night about a month ago. The style was similar to that of the Cardigans - that's why I noticed it. Nicolas wasn't able to help me, and I didn't think to post it to this list until now! Any more info on Stina would be appreciated. Regards, James ------------------------ Date: Mon, 25 Mar 1996 17:24:22 +0100 From: Marten.Sahlen@uab.ericsson.se (Marten Sahlen) Subject: Re: Fireside signed to American Recordings. Petter Tiilikainen wrote: > Well, that's it really. > I've no facts about it (as usual). A little bird whispered in my ear that they got $ 45000 for the contract. Pretty good I suppose, if it turns out to be true. ------------------------- Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 02:25:39 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Sin's Festival Lists: Hultsfred [25-Mar-96] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie Festival Lists Scandinavian Indie Hultsfred Festival 1996 (June 13-15 1996) Updated 25-Mar-96 by Erik S|derstr|m (chief@lysator.liu.se) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- NON-SWEDISH: Afghan Whigs (US) Wea Artis The Spoonman (US) Bad Religion (US) Sony Barkmarket (US) American Bj|rk (Iceland) PolyGram Frank Black (US) Sony Bluetones (The) (UK) Polygram Blur (UK) EMI Edwyn Collins (UK) Dog Eat Dog (US) MNW ILR Fear Factory (US) MNW ILR Gypsys From Rajastan (India) Iggy Pop (US) Virgin Joykiller (US) Border Lush (UK) MNW ILR Mike Flowers Pops (The) (UK) Polygram Northen Uproar (UK) BMG Pennywise (US) Border Prodigy (The) (UK) XL/MNW ILR Pulp (UK) Polygram Skunk Anansie (UK) Virgin Walkabouts (US) Virgin SWEDISH: 59 Times The Pain Burning Heart Olle Adolphson MNW At The Gates House of Kicks Cirkus Cirk|r Drain MVG Fireside House of Kicks Heart Kent BMG Liberator Burning Heart Olle Ljungstr|m Wea Melony Soap No Fun At All Burning Heart Passage 4 Popsicle Telegram/Wea Teddybears Sthlm MVG Tongue Gongue Yvonne Energy ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Complete festival information can be found on the Scandinavian Indie WWW : http://www.lysator.liu.se/festival.html ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------- Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 02:26:33 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Motor Tour List _Update_ [19-Mar-96] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie Motor Tour List Scandinavian Indie Update: 19 March 1996 by Erik S|derstr|m (chief@lysator.liu.se) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 59 Times The Pain Burning Heart 26/3 Stockholm - Kafe 44 New Date 29/3 Norrk|ping - Ljura centrum New Date 4/4 Nyk|ping - Slakthuset New Date 20/4 Hjo - Villa Ida, Stads parken New Date 23/4 Gothenburg - Hemulen New Date Millencolin Burning Heart 13-12/5 USA New Dates 15/5 Bochum (G) - Zeche New Date 16/5 Hersford - Kick New Date 17/5 Arnsfeld - Cult New Date 18/5 Berlin - So 36 New Date 19/5 Hamburg - Markthalle New Date 21/5 K|ln - Luxor New Date No Fun at all Burning Heart 4/4 Nyk|ping - Slakthuset New Date Popsicle Telegram/Wea 29/3 S{len - Tandodalen (w/Pineforest Crunch) New Venue 17/5 Gothenburg - Liseberg New Date 18/5 Lund - Mejeriet New Date 15/6 Hultsfred - Festivalen New Date 21/6 Skellefte} - Festivalen New Date 26/7 \stersund - Storsj|yran New Date 9-10/8 Emmaboda - Festival New Date Psyched Up Janis This Way Up/Island special guest : Shed Seven 17/5 Copenhagen - Gr} Hall New Date Satanic Surfers Burning Heart 22/3 Ume} - Galaxen New Date 4/4 Nyk|ping - Slakthuset New Date Souls Telegram/Wea 13/4 Gothenburg - Hemulen New Date 19/4 Link|ping - Skylten New Date 20/4 K|ping - Smedjan New Date 10/5 Karlstad New Date 24/5 G{llivare New Date 25/5 Ume} New Date Stakka Bo Sonet 7/4 Copenhagen - Turbinhallen New Date 21/4 Tokyo - Blitz 22/4 Tokyo - Blitz ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Afghan Whigs (US) Wea special guest : Throneberry New Special Guest Angelique Kidjo (Benin) PolyGram special guest : Cassie Wuta Ofei PolyGram 16/4 Stockholm - Gino New Date 21/4 Gothenburg - Rondo New Date The Pogues (IRL) Wea 1/5 ]rhus - Irsk Festival New Date Shed Seven (UK) PolyGram 14/5 Malm| - KB New Date 15/5 Stockholm - Studion New Date 16/5 Oslo - So What New Date 17/5 Copenhagen - Gr} Hall New Date The Specials Virgin 19/4 Oslo - Sentrum New Date 20/4 Lund - Mejeriet New Date Velvet Belly (N) BMG 27/3 Stockholm - Studion New Date 29/3 Gothenburg - Underground New Date ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- The complete Motor Tour List can be found on the Scandinavian Indie WWW : http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/motor.html ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------- Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 02:26:12 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: CBJ, Rottingdean, Gluebellies on the radio Quick note about the radio-program Musikjournalen tonight (25/3) (Swedish P3) where (if you listened to it) you heard _Cloudberry Jam_ (interview, review, music), _Rottingdean_ (from Lund) and _Gluebellies_ (from Lund). All very interesting, from what I heard, if I may say so. Keep an eye open. :-) Cloudberry Jam will also appear on the Swedish TV program "N|jesrevyn" (SVT 1) on April 25th, by the way. (starting to get through the wads of email now... :-)) //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------- Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 02:27:16 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Sin's Music on The Radio [01-Apr-96] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie MUSIC ON THE RADIO Scandinavian Indie April 1st -> April 7th Day Date Artist Recorded --- ----- ---------------------------- ------------------------------------- Mon 1/4 Sleeper, Walkabouts Gothenburg -95, Underground 03-Mar-96 Tue 2/4 The Nightcats Gothenburg, Nefertiti, 22-Mar-96 Wed 3/4 Stakka Bo Kalmar, Statt, 10-Feb-96 Thu 4/4 Swervedriver Stockholm, Studion, 30-Jan-96 Sun 7/4 Milou, Divina Comedia, Blood Stain J|nk|ping Live This list covers the Swedish National Channel P3's "Live" - always at 21.03 (R) = Rerun ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- This list is also available on the Scandinavian Indie WWW pages at: http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/uprad.html //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------- Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 02:26:53 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Sin's Music on The Radio [25-Mar-96] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie MUSIC ON THE RADIO Scandinavian Indie March 25th -> March 31st Day Date Artist Recorded --- ----- --------------------------------- -------------------------------- Mon 25/3 Paul Weller, Pulp Roskilde, Lollipop -95 Tue 26/3 Garmarna Kalmar, 22-Feb-96 Wed 27/3 Reich & Session Gothenburg, Party, 13-Mar-96 Thu 28/3 tba Sun 31/3 Nationalteatern Hultsfred Festival, 12-Aug-95 This list covers the Swedish National Channel P3's "Live" - always at 21.03 (R) = Rerun ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- This list is also available on the Scandinavian Indie WWW pages at: http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/uprad.html //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ------------------------- Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 02:27:41 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Sin's Music on The TV [22-Mar-96] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie MUSIC ON THE TV Scandinavian Indie March 22nd -> March 28th Day Date Artist/What TV Program Channel Time --- ----- ----------------------- ------------------- ------------- ----- Fri 22/3 Brick Jag, Peter ZTV 21.00 Kent Sen Kv{ll Med Luuk TV 4 22.45 Sat 23/3 Pop & Indie Pop & Indie ZTV 14.00 R Bad Religion Artist ZTV 15.55 Toppen Toppen ZTV 17.05 R N|jesrevyn N|jesrevyn SVT 1 00.15 R Sun 24/3 Kent Sen Kv{ll Med Luuk TV 4 13.40 R Artistspecial Artistspecial ZTV 14.30 Kent Nu Eller Aldrig TV 3 18.05 R Brick Jag, Peter ZTV 21.45 R Chris Isaac Unplugged MTV Europe 23.30 R Bad Religion Artist ZTV 23.55 R Mon 25/3 Toppen Toppen ZTV 19.15 Pearl Jam Unplugged MTV Europe 22.30 R Tue 26/3 Pop & Indie Pop & Indie ZTV 19.15 Toppen Toppen ZTV 21.00 R Brick Jag, Peter ZTV 23.45 R Alternative Nation Alternative Nation MTV Europe 00.00 Wed 27/3 Musikrevyn Musikrevyn SVT 1 19.15 Lucky People Center Synk SVT 1 22.30 Nirvana Unplugged MTV Europe 00.00 R Thu 28/3 N|jesrevyn N|jesrevyn SVT 1 22.30 R = Rerun ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- This list is also available on the Scandinavian Indie WWW pages at: http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/uptv.html //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) -------------------------- Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 02:32:43 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: WWW Progress I'm almost through the e-mail now, and have updated all the Gig Guides on the Scandinavian Indie WWW to 25-Mar-96, but that's about it. The goal is to have all the pages updated by Wednesday morning - but don't panic if that doesn't happen. :-) Demo/CD reviews will be added last, due to the actually surprising amount of CDs and Demos this month. No, probably the "Selected News" will be last by the way. Oh well, we'll see what happens. Thursday will bring Fidget to an interview, which I hope I'm not alone in finding interesting - and the interview will be posted during the weekend (if not on friday - I'm trying to get these things working okay). Well, that's about wraps it up for me. //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) ---------------------------- Date: Mon, 25 Mar 1996 20:58:03 -0500 (EST) From: Chris Forsberg Subject: Re: Stina Nordenstam Cool! Some questions I can answer......Well, both Mats and James have inquired about the lovely Stina Nordenstam. Read on if YOU would like to know more as well..... On Mon, 25 Mar 1996, James Hoye wrote: > I heard Stina on BBC Radio 1's Mark Radcliffe show one night about a month > ago. The style was similar to that of the Cardigans - that's why I noticed > it. Nicolas wasn't able to help me, and I didn't think to post it to this > list until now! Any more info on Stina would be appreciated. Stina has 2 full-length albums that I know of: 1991's "Memories of a Color" (Warner/East-West) and a more recent one called "And she closed her eyes". she has also worked with Fleshquartet (a project with Jon Hassell). Her two albums are different. I *greatly* prefer "Memories of a Color", and I can easily see why a Cardigans fan might take a liking to Stina. Both Nina Persson and Stina Nordenstam have very light, sweet vocals. The music is equally easy-listening too, but Stina's music is more dark, dreamy, ambient-jazzy pop while Cardigans are light, happy, jazzy pop........see the difference? "And she closed her eyes" is sadder sounding than the other one, plus her vocals are so much drier (hardly any effects on there) and her vocal delivery is much more flat. Frankly, I think the second album is boring in comparison to the first. Mats, James, buy "Memories of a Color"! As for what she is up to now, I remember SOMEONE posting to scan-indie a few months ago (maybe even longer), saying she was working with a band called Blue For Two now. Anyone heard of them? A friend of mine in Uppsala says they're pretty good. Well, that's all I know. I think Stina has some singles too, but I don't got 'em......hell, I'm still working on getting some Cardigans albums from Pet Sounds! L8ter, CHRIS ------------------------ Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 03:37:59 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Sin's Upcoming Gigs - Skylten, Link|ping ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie UPCOMING GIGS Scandinavian Indie SKYLTEN, LINK\PING March 25th, 1996 by Erik S|derstr|m (chief@lysator.liu.se) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 30/3 - Gluebellies, Ship of Fools (member party) 13/4 - Outlast, Nine, Outstand 19/4 - Souls 26/4 - Singer 4/5 - Potlatch, Everfresh 14/5 - Snapcase ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- All news always at: http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/selnews.html Remember to quote the source, and the link, if Sin is the source! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------- Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 13:12:50 +0100 From: cbjebs92@tufvan.hv.se (Carl) Subject: Re: Stina Nordenstam Hello all! >> I heard Stina on BBC Radio 1's Mark Radcliffe show one night about a month >> ago. Yep - me too. Didn't get the name of the song though. But it's a new one - not from 'Memories...' or 'And she...'. And she's doing it together with Vangelis, about whom I know absolutely nada, exept for that he's been around since Stonehenge... >As for what she is up to now, I remember SOMEONE posting to scan-indie a >few months ago (maybe even longer), saying she was working with a band >called Blue For Two now. Anyone heard of them? A friend of mine in >Uppsala says they're pretty good. Might just be plain confusion there. I'm not sure I'll get this right, but I think it's something like this: Freddy Wadling is/was in Blue for Two, and he's now appearing with the Fleshquartet. There you go. Might just be a mistake. And yes Blue for Two are/were (split?) pretty good - at least a couple of years ago when I used to listen to them. I still think Freddy W has *the* coolest voice in r'n'r history. BTW, have you checked the list of appearances on 'And she closed her eyes'? Quite impressive - Popsicle are there playing guitars and basses on a few tracks, and guess who else? The Fleshquartet! (Might be this cooperation the above is referring to) Bliss! Easter break imminent! Back to Svedala for three weeks! Yippee! Only drawback is that I'll miss *a few* good concerts. e.g. Sonic Youth, Aimee Mann, Thurston M accoustic set, Cloudberry Jam, Beck... Wish I were schizofrenic and could split between home and London! Oh well. Ho hum. Carl -------------------------- Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 14:49:23 +0100 From: Johan.Gille@romanska.uu.se (Johan Gille) Subject: Re: Stina Nordenstam Carl wrote: >BTW, have you checked the list of appearances on 'And she closed her eyes'? >Quite impressive - Popsicle are there playing guitars and basses on a few >tracks, and guess who else? The Fleshquartet! (Might be this cooperation the >above [i.e. that Stina is working with them] is referring to) Not quite. Stina contributed vocals to a beatiful song on the Fleshquartet's last (?) album. It got some airplay, and was, I believe, the most widely known song off that album. That might be the origin of all this confusion, but who knows? BTW, I like her 2nd album a whole lot better than her first. The production on _Memories Of A Colour_ is at times *really* dreadful. Yikes! Johan. And my apologies to Carl for sending this message to him first instead of to the list. ---------------------------- Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 18:15:17 -0500 (EST) From: Chris Forsberg Subject: Re: Stina Nordenstam On Tue, 26 Mar 1996, Johan Gille wrote: > BTW, I like her 2nd album a whole lot better than her first. > The production on _Memories Of A Colour_ is at times *really* dreadful. Yikes! Everyone's entitled to their opinion (of course!) but what the hell is wrong with the production on "Memories of a Color"??? Sounds first-rate to me! I find production problems with the OTHER one. I for one don't appreciate the sound of totally dry vocals, esp. when when you're talking about someone with as thin a voice as Stina. My 2 pesos. gone daddy gone, >>CHRIS --------------------------- Date: Wed, 27 Mar 1996 02:00:40 -0800 From: Mats Liljengren Subject: Stina Nordenstam So, someone have heard a new song from Stina Nordenstam, right? Well, do any- body know if shes going to do a new album? I know that Vangelis have done an album called Voices where Stina sings one song (Ask the mountains) and have written one song. Have anybody heared it? What is the rest of the album like? This is the third thing. I personally think that Stinas second album was better than the first, maybe much better. It is just more interesting (and she stood closer to the mic). But I cant understand the guy who said that the first album was badly produced. How did you notice? The second album got some difficult lyrics though. Is there anybody who dares to interpret any of the songs. I have read the article about Stina in POP so if you interpret, do not cheat Goodbye ------------------------ Date: Wed, 27 Mar 1996 05:55:01 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Question again - St. Moores Can someone on the list tell me more about the band St. Moores from Eskilstuna? Someone voted for them to be included on the Scandinavian Indie Swedish Indie tape before, and now I have received a bunch of e-mail from someone in Eskilstuna saying they're great, better than Bob Hund, Kent etc. Thanks! //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) -------------------------- Date: Wed, 27 Mar 1996 05:54:35 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Question - Bolina? A quick question - does anyone on the list know about a place in Sweden that is called "Bolina" ? Rumors say that there will be a festival there? Anyone? //Erik (chief@lysator.liu.se) --------------------------- Date: Wed, 27 Mar 1996 05:55:20 +0100 (MET) From: chief@lysator.liu.se Subject: Sin's Selected News [27-Mar-96] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scandinavian Indie SELECTED NEWS Scandinavian Indie March 27th, 1996 by Erik S|derstr|m (chief@lysator.liu.se) "Remember where you heard it first" Contents: Able, Bluetones, Broder Daniel, Cloudberry Jam, CNR Music, Easy, Fidget, Hultsfred Festival 96, Roskilde Festival 96. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Able - (H.Lime) will start to record their debut album in the middle of may at Toodle Recordings in Link|ping with J|rgen W{rnstr|m (Cloudberry Jam) behind the wheel. The plan is to have it ready after a month, and release it in August. A single will also be released a few weeks later. The band will appear on the Lule} H|gskole festival, May 11th. (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Bluetones - is not a swedish band, but when they play in Stockholm at Studion later tonight (27/3) together with Velvet Belly from Norway, there's an opening act, consisting of ex-members of the swedish band Easy! (Source: Magnus Johansson) Broder Daniel - have released a video to their new song "Work". And what can one say but that the out-of-tune vocals are gone and that it really sounds like pop these days. (Source: Z-TV) Cloudberry Jam - (NONS) who released their album "Providing The Atmosphere" last tuesday spent a day in Stockholm last friday, making an interview for swedish radio P3's program Musikjournalen (broadcasted yesterday) and appearing on ZTV's program Pop TV Live (two songs, an interview and a "report" from the release party) the same day. The band spent the whole day today making interviews for various radio stations around the country. They are also scheduled to appear on swedish television's program N|jesrevyn on April 25th, but before that, they will play in London, UK on April 19th, at the Dublin Castle Club, as mentioned earlier in this "column". (Source: Scandinavian Indie) CNR Music - the swedish label where, among others, The Merrymakers has found a home, are soon joining the rising number of labels connected to/on the Internet. (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Fidget - released a new demo friday last week, which caught the ears of many record labels - and resulted in a massive phone attack on their manager Hansi Friberg. Even the vice president for the whole Warner group of companies, plus the guy who "discovered" Robyn took it upon themselves to call. On April 12th, the band will play in Stockholm as opening act for Ocean Colour Scene, and the audience will be joined by people from about eight record companies, including two british ones. Which is to say that they will be signed really soon. On the publishing side, the band is already signed to MCA. (Source: Scandinavian Indie) Hultsfred 96 - the festival added three names to their list of artists appearing this year today: Ministry, Sick of it All and Emmylou Harris. Looks like a it's going to be the best one yet. (Source: Z-TV Nytt) Roskilde 96 - the festival added a bunch of new artists last week. Bj|rk (ISL), Frank Black (US), Chumbawamba (UK), D|crefors|g (DK), The Fall (UK), Pop Will Eat Itself (UK), Pretty Maids (DK), Sex Pixtols (UK), Tindersticks (UK). (Source: Roskilde Festival Information) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- All news always at: http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/selnews.html Quote the source, _and the link_, if Scandinavian Indie is the source! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------- Date: Wed, 27 Mar 96 09:38:20 +0100 From: robert@astro.su.se (Robert Cumming) Subject: Re: Sin's Selected News [27-Mar-96] > Bluetones - is not a swedish band, but when they play in Stockholm at > Studion later tonight (27/3) together with Velvet Belly > from Norway, there's an opening act, consisting of ex-members > of the swedish band Easy! (Source: Magnus Johansson) Anyone going apart from me? :) I suppose we'll have to turn up pretty early if they're to get through two support bands and the Bluetones before 11 o'clock... Robert ------------------------ Date: Wed, 27 Mar 1996 10:20:42 +0100 From: Johan.Gille@romanska.uu.se (Johan Gille) Subject: Re: Stina Nordenstam Mats L. wrote: >This is the third thing. I personally think that Stinas second album was >better than the first, maybe much better. It is just more interesting (and >she stood closer to the mic). But I can't understand the guy who said that >the first album was badly produced. How did you notice? I guess I could have been a bit more clear on that point. I don't think it's BADLY produced (meaning that it's full of production flaws, like drop-outs and such), I think the sound that the producer achieved left a lot to be desired. In short, I don't like the way that album sounds. It's slick, predictable, professional, and boring. So, here's your chance, flame away :) Johan. BTW, I'd give Stina extra credit for being the only (?) woman in Swedish "rock" to use snuff (= snusa)... ----------------------------- Date: Wed, 27 Mar 1996 12:31:12 -0500 (EST) From: Chris Forsberg Subject: Re: Stina Nordenstam On Wed, 27 Mar 1996, Johan Gille wrote: > Mats L. wrote: > > >This is the third thing. I personally think that Stinas second album was > >better than the first, maybe much better. It is just more interesting (and > >she stood closer to the mic). But I can't understand the guy who said that > >the first album was badly produced. How did you notice? > > I guess I could have been a bit more clear on that point. I don't think it's > BADLY produced (meaning that it's full of production flaws, like drop-outs > and such), I think the sound that the producer achieved left a lot to be > desired. In short, I don't like the way that album sounds. It's slick, > predictable, professional, and boring. So, here's your chance, flame away :) Oh, you're one of those "lo-fi" guys! You prefer low-effort, un-professional, type recordings ;-) Well, yeah, "Memories of a color" is decidedly NOT lo-fi. However, the term "slick" is relative, y'know. To me, slick production can be found on Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey, and Bon Jovi records. I don't get that kinda feeling from Stina's album at all. Of her two albums, I find "Memories of a color" to be engaging and very well-written, song-wise. "And she closed her eyes" is the boring one, to me. It's certainly a minimalist recording in comparison.....there just ain't that much going on to keep my interest (much less instrumentation). Plus, I'm sorry, her vocal delivery is bordering on monotone on "And she closed her eyes". The vocal melodies are far more inventive and memorable on "Memories....." (IMHO, of course). Important: this wasn't intended as a flame.....I just didn't want people who haven't heard her to get the wrong impression. I don't find the album "slick" in a bad sense, and believe me, I generally hate top 40, popular music....I *will* agree "Memories of a Color" is the more commercial of the 2 discs, but I think it's because the songs are just more memorable and better thought-out. The more I think about it, it's not so much a case of the production being the issue with me. ---------------------------- Date: Wed, 27 Mar 1996 21:51:40 -0800 From: Mats Liljengren Subject: Re: Stina Nordenstam Just to straighten things out here, I wasn't the one Chris replied to if anybody didn't understand that. Maybe it isn't very much worth to discuss which of Stinas two albums who was the best. I must say though that Im surprised to hear that you (Chris) finds the voice of Stina to be more interesting on the first album. On "And she closes her eyes" it was her voice that really captured my attension while the lyrics were doing it on "Memories of a color". So you say that melodies were memorable on the first album. That I don't find very surprising. The melodies of the second is just not easy to "sing" or "hum" to (call it whatever you want), while "Memories" is a bit more "pop:ier" (I wouldn't call it more commercial, that's the wrong word). I can't understand that you dislike her second album. Most of the people I know like both of them, and I find it kind of strange that you don't like "And she closes...". Stinas style is maybe not that unsual but the style of the two albums is not very different. What kind of music do you listen to when you're not playning Stina? I don't hate top 40, what is popular music for you? Stina is popular music for me. How would you describe Stinas' music? ---------------------------- End of SI Digest #3.16 **********************
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