Sunday, November 7, 2010

Roger Wootton & Piu - Cut the air at Mello Club - 2009

Quality: CBR 256 kbps
Label: Mellotronen, MELLOCD 030/MELLO LP7, Sweden

01 Down (Like a Moviestar)
02 Song to Comus
03 Equatorial Changes
04 Cinnamon Sea
05 Out of the Coma
06 The Prisoner

Roger Wootton (Comus) and Piu, performed two unforgettable evenings at the Mello Club in Stockholm.
Thursday the 3rd and Friday the 4th of December 2008 did Roger Wootton (frontman from Comus) perform together with the band Piu (the Kings and Queen of Swedish Acid Folk).
Both concerts was held in front of a fantastic and thrilled audience.
Claes Persson (The Mellotronen soundman on almost all MELLO-releases) and his assistant Fredrik Andersson recorded both shows.

They performed songs from both Comus albums First Utterance & To Keep from Crying in absolute phenomenal versions.
The CD also includes 2 songs from Piu´s forthcoming album and a never before performed Comus song!
The CD is housed in a nice Digi-pack with detailed story and pictures. I can just tel that the audience was thrilled!

The CD and LP are limited to 1000 copies and the vinyl version comes in three different shapes.
700 copies in black vinyl / 300 copies in limited multi-coloured vinyl.

Joel Munther: Electric Bass
David Svedmyr: Guitar, Mellophone, Backing Vocals
Anders Engqvist: Percussion
Gabriel Liljenstrom: Violin
Roger Wootton: Vocals, Guitar
Lisa Isaksson: Vocals, Guitar, Flute

A Live recording from the Christmas Party at Mello Club 4-5th of December 2008

For all lovers of Comus and Lisa o Piu. Highly Recommended!!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lisa o Piu - Behind The Bend - 2010

Quality: CBR 192 kbps
Label: Subliminal Sounds, SUB-071-LP/SUB-072-CD, Sweden

01 Was it the Moon
02 Simplicity
03 Dreams of Goats
04 World Falling Down
05 Child of Trees
06 Gong for Hours (Jupiter’s Under the Moon)

Brand new recordings from this bewitching Swedish folk siren and her band.
This is the follow up to last years critically acclaimed debut album “When this was the future”. To get inspiration for the creation of the new album “Behind the Bend” (technically this is a "mini album") Lisa spent time in a small cottage located deep in the vast woods of Vastmanland, Sweden, where she enjoyed the last breath of the summer.
Every evening she and David walked further in to the woods to an old rowing boat that lay on the edge of a forest lake. In the light of the magically ever glowing Swedish summer midnight sun they paddled across the lake and then further along a forest creek with lush green trees that hangs down over the fresh running water and water lilies. This is the kind of set and setting where you travel into another world….and they did. The initial recordings were made under a vaulted blue ceiling with gold stars in the old 15th century timber church of Hjulsjo, Sweden.

The new album is filled with delicious and bewitching watery woodland folk hymnals, eloquent yet eerie. The harp has been given more space, the violin plays a greater role, the twelve-stringed guitar plays graceful melodies and all is led by Lisa's gossamer vocals, as delicate as a wavering candle flame. Come along for the ride.

CD Limited edition of 1200 copies worldwide. LP Limited edition of 500 copies worldwide.

For me this is the best work until now! Highly Recommended!!!

Especially to my friend Richard

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