Pomperipossa Records is incredibly proud and happy to present one of our absolute dream releases "Brev från Leksand" by Daniel Ögren. Ögren is in our opinion one of the most unique artists in Sweden. He lives in the shadow of his music and while he's still mostly unknown by the great mass he has started to gather a strong alliance of followers and fans. We at Pomperipossa Records are eager to share his new album "Brev från Leksand" which is his strongest work to date, out October 26th, 2018.
Limited VINYL 12´ edition of 200 copies. Screen printed and aquarelle painted by Anna von Hausswolff (who has also made the cover artwork). All copies will be wrapped in delicate transparent paper and sealed with a black Pomperipossa wax stamp. All copies will be more or less different from each other since they will be painted by hand. Pre-order is now available.
Listen to first single BYRVIKEN
"Brev från Leksand" is a continuation of Ögren´s earlier work "Brev till Kristinehamn" (released on Havtorn Records). It´s produced, recorded and mixed by Ögren himself. The music is composed by Ögren and recorded layer by layer, mostly played by Ögren on various instruments. Compared to earlier works "Brev från Leksand" has a more rhythmic character, and has been produced and executed throughout a longer period of time. On this album Ögren has invited lots of great musicians to help shape and articulate the original musical landscape that is Daniel Ögren (see musician list below).
On "Brev från Leksand" (translated as "Letter from Leksand") Ögren mostly draws inspiration from the geographic environment that is his home, but he has also been inspired by other places that have made a great impact on him. All titles have a meaning, but the music has to speak for itself, as we wrote before: Ögren likes to live in the shadow of his music.
This special and characteristic music has its roots in South American folk music, soul, nordic folk music, and film soundtracks, but when you listen to Ögren´s music it´s very hard to define it. It seems familiar, ancient and alien at the same time. With cinematic gestures he manages to create a completely new universe full of strange and fascinating life.
Opening (Daniel Ögren)
Musicians: A. Zethson, J. Holmegard, C. Cantillo
Tornehamn (Daniel Ögren)
Musicians: C. Cantillo, G. Rådström
Byrviken (Daniel Ögren)
Musicians: C. Cantillo, G. Rådström
Junsele (Daniel Ögren)
Musicians: C. Cantillo, G. Rådström, A. Zethson, J. Holmegard
Dagen Efter (Daniel Ögren)
Musicians: A. Ahnlund, L. Nord, E. Pärnoja, M. Augustsson, N. Berg, C. Cantillo
Opening (Daniel Ögren)
Musicians: C. Cantillo, N. Berg
Björkberget (Daniel Ögren)
Musicians: C. Cantillo, N. Berg
Alviken (Daniel Ögren)
Musicians: L. Nord, C. Cantillo
Måne Över Tasbäck (Daniel Ögren)
Musicians: L. Nord
Paradise Tasbäck (Daniel Ögren)
Musicians: G. Rådström, C. Cantillo, A. Ahnlund, M. Augustsson
Daniel Ögren on guitars, synthesizers, bass, percussion, congas, bongos, piano, cuica, autoharp, handclap, backing vocals
Guest musicians: Christopher Cantillo (drums, percussion, handclap), Gustav Rådström (alto and tenor saxophone), Livet Nord (five-stringed violin), Viktor Skokic (string arrangements on Dagen Efter, Alviken and Måne Över Tasbäck), Johan Holmegard (congas), Nils Berg (bass clarinet, flute), Mikael Augustsson (bandoneon, accordion) , Erik Pärnoja (trumpet), Alexander Zethson (solo synthesizer), Anna Ahnlund (lead vocals)
Facts about Daniel Ögren:
Pomperipossa Records is pleased to reveal the debut of Anne Gry Friis Kristensen - under her moniker Fabienne Erato.
Release date: 24th of May
Limited 12´vinyl edition of 150 copies
An album that has been composed on a Buchla Music Easel and captured on a portable tape recorder. Fabienne Erato creates sounds that seem to come from a deep abyss, where a not-yet-known conscience started navigating her own existence. Far away from the surface and its laws, her music recreates time and its rules. It slows down seconds, until it forges a calm disoriented feeling, where you both get lost and find yourself again. Fabienne Erato frees her creative intuition in silences and repetitions, through a slow, hypnotic, meditative process - a sublime genesis of an original idea, that has been sleeping for centuries.
A quiet, profound and evocative kind of music, which has the ability of creating a poetic, never-static image of itself.
This work has no name. It is accompanied only by a poem by Maria Von Hausswolff and wild animals/field prints on copper plates by Pernille Kløvedal Helweg.
Text by Gianluca Grasselli
SCANNER ::: FIBOLAE
‘Fibolae’, on 12´ vinyl is set for release on December 8th 2017.
Over the last twenty five years Robin Rimbaud – Scanner has traversed the experimental terrain between sound, space and image, connecting a bewilderingly diverse array of genres – a partial list would include sound design, film scores, computer music, avant garde, contemporary composition, large-scale multimedia performances, product design, architecture, fashion design, rock music and jazz.
‘Fibolae’ offers up a world that splinters between melancholia and penetrating energy. Combining digital technologies, software and live instrumentation it is both a rhetoric of mourning and a celebration of music to empower. Warm, organic, sensual, passionate and frequently angry, it’s an album that radiates with possibilities.
With a catalogue busy with commissions, soundtracks and strange projects ‘Fibolae’ is the first studio album since 2009’s Rockets, ‘Unto the Edge of Rockets’ (Bine Music). In this time much has changed – he lost his entire family and left the comfort of a familiar city, London, to live in a former textile factory in the UK to re-invent his life.
As to the meaning of the title, ‘Fibolae’? There is none. It was a word that appeared to Scanner in a dream, at a time of great challenges in his life. The fact that his unconscious mind could conjure up such inventions that offer no history and context was appealing and yet it was suggestive, playful and open.
Order a copy through the Pomperipossa webshop and get a download link emailed to you as soon as the order is fulfilled by the label (OBS. only a deal for costumers who purchase the album through our webstore).
'Fibolae' track list:
03 Nothing Happens Because of a Single Thing
04 Seaven Teares
06 Spirit Cluster
08 Thunder and Cathode
10 Savage is Savage (Soundcloud)
DRØNE ::: A PERFECT BLIND
Disruption between then and now/memory and presence, dulcimer, psaltery, ‘cellos, violas and violin embroider radio, static, stray voices and electronics… ‘a perfect blind’ is the second album by drøne (Mark Van Hoen & Mike Harding) with an array of guest artists, including label supremo Anna von Hausswolff, dreamer and composer Paul Haslinger, field recordist and sound designer Charlie Campagna and Touch artists Bethan Kellough & Philip Jeck. Strings by Seattle-based Marie Takahashi and Oleg Belyaev are also layered into this complex and perhaps more musical offering. Moving in all directions, ‘a perfect blind’ continues where ‘reversing into the future’ [pomperipossa records, 2016] left off.
‘a perfect blind’ was conceived and designed in Los Angeles with organ recordings from London (at Union Chapel), short wave radio, treated voices and other archaic sound sources.
A stunning front cover image by Maria von Hausswolff and miss-taken typography by Nico embrace this sense of dislocation; as the mediaeval language which enfolds our collapsing 19th Century institutions fails to find relevance, our sense of entrapment in the old is accompanied by an assault on the senses. The destabilising effect of “post-truth” adds to our sense of unbelonging, of being elsewhere, observers not participants.
‘a perfect blind’ is the term used for the best possible observation point where the viewer is unseen by the object of interest. Is this the best place to be? Memories which slowly fade away, also reverse back from the past shoving us into the future…
Limited Edition Vinyl (500 copies)
Release date: 22nd April 2017 [Record Store Day]
And afterwards available on Bandcamp (digital download only)
DRØNE ::: REVERSING INTO THE FUTURE
Side B this strange life ll ::: 19:57
"A very hot day in the hills above Los Angeles… only possible to work in the mornings because of the sweltering afternoon heat, so all a bit frantic, but with a kink in time. There is no wifi-controlled air conditioning; the car is electric-powered and charging up. It has barely rained for months, (if not years) and the hoses are working overtime. Its an analogue session; Mark’s modular synth set up is working furiously and overheating. We are pushing sounds through and seeing what works… and things gradually take shape. The forms seem to determine themselves; how much control do we have? How much do we want? Some peculiar things start to happen and the haze bends. Some of the sounds seem alive and are quick to reform as we struggle to contain them, like trying to stuff snakes into a bag. The sounds moan and sing, forming their own phonemes.”
drøne: Mark Van Hoen & Mike Harding
BERG ::: THE TRANÅS DRONE RECORDINGS 1
Handprinted cover and figure artwork by Leif Elggren. The cassette comes in a black velvet pouch Limited edition of 195 copies..
The Miraculous was released November 13th on 2 LP and CD. One of the LP’s have an etched backside with artwork done by Anna von Hausswolff.
ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF ::: KÄLLAN (BETATYPE)
Announcing “Källan (Betatype)” – a new Anna von Hausswolff 12´vinyl release. Two editions of 500 copies each are available – an Ash International edition and a Pomperipossa Records edition. The two editions feature differing screen-printed covers, both drawn and etched by Anna von Hausswolff. Each copy is signed by her and numbered by the label. Released on 18th November 2016, Pomperipossa Records is now taking pre-orders for the Pomperipossa Records edition.
“Källan (Betatype)” is the second recorded version of Källan, after “Källan (Prototype)”, which was released on Touch in 2014. It´s written by Anna von Hausswolff and inspired by Walter Ljungquist´s Källan.
OFFERMOSE ::: BAG DE HVIDE TINDER
WARNING: This tape was pulled from a fire. It might not work as expected. It might be foul smelling, burnt and with traces of black soot. Buyer beware!!
In the winter of 2017 unknown arsonists set ablaze the apartment where the latest Offermose release was stored. Only 109 cassettes survived. Cleansed by fire. Blackened by smoke and ashes of memories devoured by the flames.
Recorded live in Stockholm.
Thanks to Nicole Sabouné.
Det Sorte Skib
Bag De Hvide Tinder
Ofring i Sverige
As a guarantee to get access to the music you will get a download link is emailed to you when the order is fulfilled by the label.
RELEASE DATE: June 22nd
The epic repetitious synth landscapes of Offermose will finally see the light of day. In what is best described as a mix between early Berlin School electronic music and sacrificial rituals of the ancients. The debut EP "Bag De Hvide Tinder" will be out on 10´ vinyl January 22nd. Limited edition of 100 copies. Pre-order is now available.