V O I C E S A N D O R G A N S
Writing music in the unstable climate of Sweden, recorded on Japanese machines through the English language, V & O try to bring about music balanced between warm as warmth gets and cloudy as a rainy morning on the Swedish westcoast.
The Voices and Organs project is headed by Per Lindmark. Per and friends craft sonic textures and dramatic melodies reminiscent of Sigur Ros or Müm, but more intimate and more focused on songwriting. Many of their tracks consist of several distinct parts seamlessly sewn together, as the group very consciously tells their stories sonically, melodically, and lyrically.
"We are trying to sound like (or rather give you the sensation of) those memories that you can´t describe in terms of good/bad, pleasant/unpleasant, soothing/chilling. The memories that simply fill your guts in the same ambivalent manner a new love affair that just maybe, maybe is going a little too well does. A slightly naive attempt to capture the feeling of losing the grip and still wanting to go on and on." - Per Lindmark
M O M
Resembling a handmade quilt, the music of Mom is filled with collected scraps of material, various patterns and meticulous crafting. The possibilities for a quilt and the music are many, but the implicit purpose is to keep one warm. Joel North and Bruce Blay play instruments and compose the music of mom. Each member contributes a variety of instruments and recording styles on their first release Little Brite. The duo shares an appreciation and fluency in guitars, drums and sampling Little Brite has a diverse sound palette comprising mostly of acoustic guitars, violin, and cello. Scattered throughout, one can find clips of music boxes, shortwave radios, tape machines, and water amongst other sounds.
The band’s live show has become a growing spectacle within the last year, most often involving enchanting video projection. Clean, quiet acoustic guitars playing pretty notes fading in and out throughout the songs, allowing bits of noise, feedback and glitchy blips to build up, break down, and destroy themselves without ever getting too far away from where they started. Such live shows have shared stages with Dan Deacon, The Dodos, Lymbyc Systym, The Album Leaf, Beach House, Menomena, and others.
G H O S T S P R O J E C T
The Ghosts Project is an improvised music ensemble featuring opera singer Minka Wiltz, composer/violinist Paul Mercer (of The Changelings, Brass Knuckle Surfer, Dp3 and The Sweet Meat Love and Holy Cult,) percussionist Davis Petterson (of Dp3, Strezo, Khat and Smoking Section) and bassist and programmer Matt Mansfield (of KingRat, Piper St Sound and Dp3). It is an effort to evoke emotional atmospheres through improvisation on a wide variety of instruments. The style of music is an assimilation of the trio's performing experience, combining elements of western classical music, hindustani, various folk styles, dub and other influences. The debut recording, a live radio broadcast recorded June 30, 2006, is available for purchase, along with an EP of dub and electronic re-constructions of The Ghosts Project music entitled "Ghosts Dub," produced by Matt. Their new album, "Flaming Golden Boar" (excerpts featured above) is also soon to be available on i tunes and many other places online. Check out the tracks above!