tisdag 27 juni 2017

New album and a festivalshow!

Yes box people!
The new album WELLKNOWN STRANGERS is now ready, there's only some supercool artwork to be done!
The release will be sometime during early winter, and single will also be released late september, so psyched over this fantastic album and can't wait to let you all listen and dance to it!!

It's been such joyful ride to make this album, I can't thank my mentor, friend, extradaddy & producer Tiger Ragnstam enough, and of course the rest of the band Krister Selander and Anders Rane.
There's so much talent in these guys it almost makes me scared!

So soon there's new music for ya'll to enjoy!

And, I will do one show this summer!
I will play a soloshow at Säljerydsfestivalen, just outside Växjö the 7th of july.
It will be so much fun, I will air some of the new songs and also some old gems of course.
I'll play at Kafe Scenen at16.00 sharp friday the 7th of july, tune in and share the love!

So have an fantastic summer and we'll see a lot more of each other in fall!

Loads of love
//C


onsdag 19 april 2017

Sad, sad, sad news from Berlin!

Got some very, very, very sad news out of Berlin a while ago, the founder of NASONI RECORDS Mr. Hans-Georg Bier sadly passed away recently.
He was a true gentleman with a fantastic taste in music and the most gracious heart around!
We miss you so much already, say hello to all the other legends at the bar amigo and we'll meet further up the road.
Our most sincere condolences to friends, family, colleagues and of course to Carola!

And we will continue to rumble down here in your honour, 'til next time sir!
Gods speed Mr. Hans-Georg!




tisdag 11 april 2017

Mixing mode for WELLKNOWN STRANGERS!

Yes box!
We are in mix mode for the upcoming new album WELLKNOWN STRANGERS  with a release sometime during 2017.
The knobtwisting wizard once again are of course, the beyond talented magician Kristoffer Ragnstam!
Who also did the fantastic mixing & producing of the 2016 album MOMENTS !

I'm superpsyched of this album and it already taken some epic shapes and form!

Keep checking in for some tasters and more.
Spread the love fellow musiclovers


torsdag 9 mars 2017

Some more recordings been done!

Yes box!
Earlier this week, I flew in to Berlin (D) to do some more recordings of some songs that i have stacked up for a while.
I wanted to record these songs in the way that I hear them in my head.
And to actually do that, there was only one choice to do so, at Lightning Recorders in Berlin.

Since these songs are much, much more blues oriented than my regular albums I wanted a sound to match as well, so record them like in the good old way, like an old John Lee Hooker album from the 50's or like something who would have come out from the classic SUN Studios when rock n roll was dangerous.
Recorded straight to a 1 inch tape, the mix was done before the take, no multitracking!
Using only guitars, vocals & upright piano, double bass and drums, each song has a different instrumentation so it's very much alive, gritty and cooking!
Had some really great players to help me out on this one, including Sebastian from the hipshaking band The Blue Ribbon Four on upright piano, and of Lightning Recorders own Axel on duoble bass and drums.

And the result, was pretty much breathtaking I must say.
I have always had a dream to record in this way, but have'nt been able before for various reasons.
I'm planning to come back to Lightning Recorders later this year to record some more songs to complete everything to a badass LP to be released in the future!

So I will keep you all posted on this one.

The mixing of the recordings I did at Svenska Grammofon Studion in december will start april 4th, it will be a killer album, oh sweet lord have mercy!

There's much more stuff in the pipeline, but this is all for now!

Live well, love each other and always chase the dream!

//Christian




måndag 19 december 2016

New album is taking shape

Yes box, I headed up to my old hometown Gothenburg last week to start the recordings of my upcoming album.
The place I chosed this time was the legendary Svenska Grammofon Studion, a bunch of great albums have been recorded there that have influenced me over the years, such as The Soundtrack of our Lives, Jose Gonzales, Madrugada, The Hives among many, many, many others.

It was an epic session, and we used the NEVE  mixing console that used to belong to legends Queen, and on this very specific console has recorded legends like David Bowie, Miles Davis, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, Acdc, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin among others, so the stakes was high now to try to cope with legends like that :)
AND what a great fuckin sound we got! ooh lord have mercy did the new songs sound fantastic through this console!!!

We also used some "outside the box" instruments on some of the songs, some heads will turn for sure!
And rest assured, of course there will be that gritty bluesy vibe as usual that I'm known for.

We cut 9 songs on this session, and the mixing will take place sometime in february, also at Svenska Grammofon Studion.
I am so thrilled over these recordings, and the band behind me delievered in spades I'll tell you that!

Keep check in for some snippets after all the christmas holidays!
Loads of love from the captain


måndag 17 oktober 2016

What an awesome weekend!

Last friday there was time for the last show of 2016, and such a badass evening it turned out to be.
Just in time for landing on Helsinki airport i get the notice that the show was now officially soldout!!

We did'nt see that coming, but man it felt so amazing to round up this on such a high note, and also since it was 10 years since I was on Suomi soil, just amazed and forever grateful by the love and support!!
A big Big BIG hug of love to all of you that showed and joined us on this great evening!

From now on and a couple months forward I will fly under the radar, working in different studios all around the world on some new and badass songs together with some equally badass people that will put their own magic to them songs of mine.

I'll post some teasers now and then both here and on the FB page so keep checking in!
Loads of love from the capitain!
//C.


Photo  Credit:
@Donald Jordan

torsdag 22 september 2016

Hola amigos and dudettes!

There's been a great summer, with some awesome shows & festivals
And of course some super productive moments here in the studio at the homebase.
A new album are already in the pipeline, and some new exciting studios around the world will get a visit or two during 2017.

The last two shows of  2016 is coming up!
The 8th of october I will do a soloshow as a supportact to the mighty KRISTOFFER & THE HARBOURHEADS at P. S.B. in the Swedish capitol, Stockholm.
And the 14th of october I will do another soloshow as a supportact to the equal mighty MANNHAI at SEMIFINAL in Finnish capital, Helsinki.
This will be the first time The 2120's will be in Finland so I'm really phsyched for this one!

More great news will follow shortly.

Share the love
//Christian