Magnus Carlson of Weeping Willows fame is back with the new EP "The Way Of The Crowd". For this release, Magnus went for the trio format together with the formidable Ljunggren brothers of Trummor & Orgel on Ludwig drums and Hammond respectively. The result is an immaculate and soulful delivery which captures the intimacy of a small, but very tight musical outfit working together in perfect harmony.
1. Reflections of Charles Brown (Rupert´s People-cover)
2. The Way of the Crowd (Dan Folger-cover)
3. In the heat of the morning (David Bowie-cover)
1. On a Clear Day (You can see Forever) (The Peddlers-cover)
2. Man without a Dream (The City-cover)
3. Undun (The Guess Who-cover)
The vinyl will be released in April.
- a cavalcade of Swedish handmade album covers
An LP is like an intersection where music, design, image, art and text radiate together - and it's always the square shaped cover that invites you to a sonic journey that might take you to places you´ve never been to before. Maybe the album is better than the cover had you believe, maybe the music is disappointing. For the true classic records, music and covers form an indivisible whole.
But sometimes the cover itself is unique. It can be handmade, available in a limited edition, often only in a single copy. Maybe the record itself is unplayable - still a record but at the same time something completely different and thus even more silently magical.
As long as LPs have been pressed, handmade, unique covers have been made. The book Art of Music presents a cavalcade of handmade Swedish album covers with a variety of artists, from Monica Zetterlund to Håkan Hellström. Among the artists and musicians who participate in the book with their works are Jockum Nordström, Jens Fänge, Mats Gustafsson, Love Antell, Dan Fröberg, Hellstrom Street Art and Hurula who all talk about their relationship to album covers, their own and others.
Finally on vinyl - the Ark´s debut four song EP The Ark, also known as Racing with the Rabbits, recorded in 1994 and 1995 and released in 1996. Get your copy at the Swedish official Record Store Day-shops on Saturday July 17. It will be available on busybeesweden.com starting 3pm local time the same day.