#5.2 JORGENSEN ISLAND : FLOWER

 
Danish summers can be short. And wet. This song recalls one of those rare endless summers when the clouds stayed away long enough to leave cracks in the soil. And when all you wanted was to meet old friends, forget your troubles, and just be you.

Jorgensen Island is a scandinavian folk-band, created in the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen. It is singer & songwriter Tine Kjær, and her musical companion & producer Tomas Raae. The songs are based on observations, imaginations and stories, wrapped in a dusty neo-folk-like universe. The female vocal leads us through journeys, love, nature, dusty roads and dead ends.
 

#29.1 TOMAS RAAE : MONTSÉGUR

 

Dark night. Just before dawn. It blows. One looks out towards the horizon but cannot see. One can hope. One can pray. One can not know. The music is also a thought from a dark night in a dark story from a mountain in the south of France.

With The Dim The Darkness Came is an ambient and cinematic album that explores silence, contemplation in the moment, spirituality, history, thoughts and visions. The aim is to create an interreligious sound universe that, through the music archives of history, creates a current sound image that invites open questions; to reflect on what gives meaning, faith and hope, and what people have previously believed in and been willing to fight for.

 

#22.1 THE MALIBU BEACHBAND : THE BEACH / THE END

 
“The beach / The End” was originally written for a completely seductive play called “The Late Wedding” by the American playwright Christopher Chen. It is a dark and violent, but beautiful, song about being abandoned by a loved one. Passed away, left, gone, disappeared, dissolved. About everything you didn’t say, do or experience together ….
 

#18.11 TOMAS RAAE : DAWN

 
The first moment you can catch a glimpse of the sun peeking over the edge of the horizon is always incredibly peaceful. Whether the night has been long and dark, whether the thoughts have been heavy and gone in circles. Just when the sun is shining, there is hope and peace. Co-creator of the music is the sound of a hanging birch standing in front of my father’s cottage. Under that tree I have stood many times and looked out over SeierØ bay while the sun rose.
With The Dim The Darkness Came is an ambient and cinematic album that explores silence, contemplation in the moment, spirituality, history, thoughts and visions. The aim is to create an interreligious sound universe that, through the music archives of history, creates a current sound image that invites open questions; to reflect on what gives meaning, faith and hope, and what people have previously believed in and been willing to fight for.
 

#13.11 TOMAS RAAE : HIS NAME IS JOHN

 
His Name Is John is a collection of improvised pieces of music that, after recording, are processed and produced with atmospheric sounds and a few other instruments. The intention was to create a large and open, almost sacred, soundscape, while maintaining the clear immediate references. The album is strongly inspired by especially 2 great masters; Charlie Haden & John Coltrane.
 

#13.11 THE MALIBU BEACH BAND : CALIFORNIA

 
For the love of Fela Kuti, Indie Pop and California. This is song about a night in Malibu, a date, a special girl and uncertainty…!💥💥💥

 

#2.10 The Malibu Beachband ; Tougher Than The Rest

‘ To cover Bruce Springsteen is a complex task, because he is one of the biggest living songwriters. The version of “Tougher Than The Rest” from the Copenhagen-based project

The Malibu BeachBand is an interesting take on a sombre and desolate song, consumed with the difficulties of love. It deconstructs the conventional notion of masculinity. Enjoy…💥💥💥💥 ‘