Låtar

Album – Explorers

It did really happen, now it’s out! Not like we haven’t done anything else during the last two years when we first came up with the idea of putting it all together. But it was amusing and a bit unexpected to see it there on top on Spotify instead of Divine Collection which we released 10 years ago. For sure a milestone and hopefully a memorable moment in Enchanted Duo’s history. It’s the first time that we’ve worked more focused on a release, some lessons learned and I do feel we got some tools to work smarter, we avoid working harder.

Explorers is not just over yet, we’re still working on some extra material that we’ll release when you’ve hade the time to get comfortable with the album. I do hope there will be some reviews of the album, but I know it’s hard to get the attention of reviewers with so much music being produced nowadays and their need to prioritize. What you could do is make your own review of the album over at CdBaby. We would really appreciate it and I wouldn’t be surprised if we in another 10 years are ready to give you the next album.

Title: Explorers
Genre: Rock/Ambient/Electronic
Tracks: 10
Available On: Spotify, Bandcamp, CdBaby
Released: 1/8 2017

Häggfestival – Dreams

This is one of those songs that you first record then learn how to play live. Trying to match the melody and rhythm guitar all at once. Earlier this year we played this song on the livekarusellen tour, only with an electric-guitar. This time it’s all acoustic and sounds even more scaled back. I think the song has a bit of nerve that comes out quiet beautifully in the video.

Låt – Gustav II Adolfs kärleksbrev

Gustav II Adolfs kärleksbrev coverartTitle: Gustav II Adolfs kärleksbrev
Genre: Folk/Acoustic/Singer/Songwriter
Lyrics: Gustav II Adolfs kärleksbrev
Available On: SoundCloudSpotify
Mastered by: Digitalfabriken, Tomas Ferngren
Released: 14/2 2016

 

Låten är baserad på ett kärleksbrev från kung Gustav II Adolf till hovdamen Ebba Brahe. Texten har vi bearbetat något och gjort egen tonsättning till. Men det var ett tag sedan. Allt detta gjorde vi 2013 i samband med att vi fått förfrågan om att framträda med låten på Fläckebo hembygdsförenings 100-årsfirande. I samband med planeringen inför firandet växte idéerna fram om att även inkludera rörelser och handling. Bygden vart väldigt engagerad och det hela mynnade ut i ett lustspel med ett 15-tal deltagare regisserat av Elisabeth de Wilde. Det var bara att börja odla ut skägg, eftersom jag skulle vara Gustav. Anneli spelade Ebba.

Tanken har alltid funnits på att föreviga låten på något sätt, genom att spela in den eller kanske få ner den på notskrift. Vem vet vad några knäppgökar kan få för sig om ytterligare 100 år eller så. Men av olika anledningar kom andra saker emellan, bland annat vår lilltjej Ebba. Det var först två år senare som vi fick anledning att plocka fram låten igen när Annelis bror skulle gifta sig. Utöver de sedvanliga bröllopstalen kände vi att det kunde vara kul att bjuda på något lite annorlunda – varför inte en rätt udda kärlekstext från 1600-talet? Många tycktes gilla det vi gjorde och tyckte att vi skulle ge ut låten. Därför tillägnar vi nu Annelis bror och hans fru den här inspelning av Gustav II Adolfs kärleksbrev.

Song – Come Petrichor

Here is the new song “Come Petrichor”. I’ve written so much about it in my previous post that anything I put here will just feel like a repetition. It feels great that it’s finally finished! We’ve been working on it for quite some time. You remember the first glimpse you had in the video installation week and that’s kind of where it started to become a song. Have fun listening!

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Title: Come Petrichor
Genre: Rock/Ambient/Electronic/Doom
Lyrics: Come Petrichor
Available On: SoundCloud, Spotify
Mastered by: Digitalfabriken, Tomas Ferngren
Released: 28/12 2015

Song – A Rock For A Heart

Our music is going through something of a rebirth. I like it! I think we are more and more finding our style. And honestly, it hasn’t been this much fun to make music for quite a while.

“A Rock For A Heart” is a song that I wrote in 2009 actually, but I haven’t really had the courage to record until now. I’ve just had the idea about blending punk drums and an electronic touch. So here it is, a quite dark song if you listen to the lyrics, with a blend of punk, rock, ambient and electronic.

A friend of ours, Niklas Winde, has made an electronic remix of the song. Taking the electronic touch a lot further. We work in very different ways, but it has been a broadening experience for all of us to work together. More about Niklas in another blog post!

On the subject of crazy ideas and having fun. I was considering what to shoot for the cover art for ages. Then I came up with the idea of muddy arms and a rock dipped in mud (a lovely blend of soil and water). In black and white the rock actually looks like a real heart. A little gross, I agree, but quite a bit rock ‘n roll.

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Title: A Rock For A Heart
Genre: Punk/Rock/Ambient/Electronic
Lyrics: A Rock For A Heart
Available On: SoundCloud, Spotify
Remix: Electronic remix by Niklas Winde
Released: 20/8 2015