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    1. New Music Nordics – Album and EP releases for April 2022

      Denmark Artist Title Format Released Genre Link MALU Evergreen EP 8/4/22 R&B Spotify Nicklas Sahl Outside The Lines EP 8/4/22 Indie pop Spotify Sara Futtrup Jordens Åndedrag Album 29/4/22 Pop...

      Denmark

      Artist Title Format Released Genre Link
      MALU Evergreen EP 8/4/22 R&B Spotify
      Nicklas Sahl Outside The Lines EP 8/4/22 Indie pop Spotify
      Sara Futtrup Jordens Åndedrag Album 29/4/22 Pop SoundCloud
      Springer Sleepwalk EP 29/4/22 Pop rock Spotify
      Thorium Danmark Album 29/4/22 Death metal Bandcamp
      Throwe Forfald Album 29/4/22 Blackened hardcore Bandcamp
      Tina Dickow Bitte Små Ryk Album 1/4/22 Singer songwriter Spotify
      Where Did Nora Go Undivided EP 1/4/22 Indie pop Bandcamp

      Commentary:
      Six additional Danish finds this month for our second-ever NMN. Bättre! Astrid Nora is the eponymous name behind Where Did Nora Go. “Under” is their fifth EP, written largely during Covid19 lockdown, with songs crafted to be beacons of hope in a time of fear.


      Finland

      Artist Title Format Released Genre Link
      Ada Aik The Mysterious Life Of Ada Aik Album 29/4/22 Experimental pop Bandcamp
      Nelli Matula Kiltti Tyttö Album 1/4/22 Pop Spotify
      Stoned Statues Stoned Statues Album 22/4/22 Metal href+

      Commentary:
      Ada Aik is a Finnish experimental pop musician. Their debut concept album is imagined around the story of a dollhouse, with each room representing an emotional state such as depression or fear. These themes extend beyond the music into visual media which can be further explored on their website.


      Iceland

      Artist Title Format Released Genre Link
      MIMRA Finding Place Album 1/4/22 Electropop Bandcamp
      Seabear In Another Life Album 1/4/22 Indie folk Bandcamp
      Snorri Helgason Víðihlíð EP II EP 29/4/22 Indie folk Spotify

      Commentary:
      Indie folk band Seabear hold a special place in the hearts of many Icelanders. Ten years have passed since their previous album, so the cozy and imaginative folk sound of “In Another Life” has been warmly embraced. Their music video to “Parade” was posted to Tildes last week.


      Norway

      Artist Title Format Released Genre Link
      The Good The Bad
      And The Zugly
      Research And Destroy Album 8/4/22 Punk rock Bandcamp
      Gundelach ShapeShifter Album 29/4/22 Electronic Spotify
      Klossmajor Ordner Seg For Snille Jenter Album 8/4/22 Pop Spotify
      Lyse Netter Fra Diskolys Til Midnattssol Album 1/4/22 Pop SoundCloud
      Michelle Ullestad SOL EP 1/4/22 Indie pop Spotify
      Röyksopp Profound Mysteries Album 29/4/22 Electronic href+
      Sondre Lerche Avatars Of Love Album 1/4/22 Indie rock Bandcamp
      UNDERGRUNN UNDERGRUNN Album 6/4/22 Hip hop Spotify

      Commentary:
      For the big release this April we turn to Norway, where it doesn't get much bigger than Röyksopp. “Profound Mysteries” has been released to stellar reviews, with reference made to a darker, more haunting sound from the band. The visualizer music videos by Jonathan Zawada certainly amplify this feel.


      Sweden

      Artist Title Format Released Genre Link
      Arre! Arre! We Ride The Universe Album 8/4/22 Riot grrrl Bandcamp
      Clara Mae Learning Experience EP 8/4/22 Pop Spotify
      Hater Sincere Album 6/4/22 Shoegaze Bandcamp
      The Hellacopters Eyes Of Oblivion Album 1/4/22 Garage rock Bandcamp
      Henning Skymningsmusik För Dagdrömmare Album 8/4/22 Instrumental Spotify
      Hällas Isle Of Wisdom Album 8/4/22 Prog rock Bandcamp
      Jonas Lundvall Second Wind Album 29/4/22 Folk Spotify
      The Land Below Forgotten Dreams Album 29/4/22 Indie pop Spotify
      Slowgold Kärlek Album 22/4/22 Pop Spotify
      Swedish House Mafia Paradise Again Album 15/4/22 House href+
      Weeping Willows &
      Gävle Symfoniorkester
      In Concert Album 22/4/22 Pop rock Spotify
      Wolf Shadowland Album 1/4/22 Heavy metal Spotify

      Commentary:
      We should really be talking about Swedish House Mafia's debut studio album, twelve years after the release of their debut single. But the real gem among the Swedish releases this month is the return of Slowgold. Their song “Väntar” from 2017 still sees regular rotation in our house...


      Previous months: March

      6 votes
    2. What have you been listening to this week?

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as...

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as well, we'd love to see your hauls :)

      Feel free to give recs or discuss anything about each others' listening habits.

      You can make a chart if you use last.fm:

      http://www.tapmusic.net/lastfm/

      Remember that linking directly to your image will update with your future listening, make sure to reupload to somewhere like imgur if you'd like it to remain what you have at the time of posting.

      3 votes
    3. Two pieces of music news I heard about just today

      The first regards a legend (amongst a certain genre) 33 cassette tapes were released, all accounted for, and the band don't want them released in another form. Then, against all odds or...

      The first regards a legend (amongst a certain genre)

      33 cassette tapes were released, all accounted for, and the band don't want them released in another form.

      Then, against all odds or expectations, it gets leaked... and apparently it's official.

      Godspeed You! Black Emperor - All Lights Fucked on the Hairy Amp Drooling


      The second is the sad death of another legend, Klaus Schulz.

      Timewind is probably his "classic" album

      I heard his collaborations with Pete Namlook and Bill Laswell, The Dark Side of the Moog, and scoured soulseek for them - gotta get 'em all!.

      This was during the nascent and formative time in my exploration of electronic music, which I think directed me away from the more commercial or mainstream side. I really liked the humour and seeming lack of ego or self-absorption they displayed.

      Careful with that AKS Peter - VI

      8 votes
    4. What have you been listening to this week?

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as...

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as well, we'd love to see your hauls :)

      Feel free to give recs or discuss anything about each others' listening habits.

      You can make a chart if you use last.fm:

      http://www.tapmusic.net/lastfm/

      Remember that linking directly to your image will update with your future listening, make sure to reupload to somewhere like imgur if you'd like it to remain what you have at the time of posting.

      3 votes
    5. What have you been listening to this week?

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as...

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as well, we'd love to see your hauls :)

      Feel free to give recs or discuss anything about each others' listening habits.

      You can make a chart if you use last.fm:

      http://www.tapmusic.net/lastfm/

      Remember that linking directly to your image will update with your future listening, make sure to reupload to somewhere like imgur if you'd like it to remain what you have at the time of posting.

      6 votes
    6. AlbumLove: a new social music discovery series on Tildes

      Choose one album that you love that you think deserves more love Tell us what it is, and why. Additional Details What is this? It's a new post series I'm trying out! Each month people can use the...

      Choose one album
      that you love
      that you think deserves more love

      Tell us what it is, and why.


      Additional Details

      What is this?

      It's a new post series I'm trying out! Each month people can use the AlbumLove thread to post an album they love and explore those posted by others.

      I'm planning to put up a new AlbumLove thread on the first of each month for a few months to see how these go as a trial run. If people like it we can keep it going — if they don’t it’ll fizzle out and I’ll stop.

      Why AlbumLove?

      In this day and age, algorithmic recommendations for music are easy to come by, and it's trivial to seek out new music that interests you by searching online. AlbumLove offers an opportunity to sift through music loved by others, including those who might have divergent tastes from you. Think of this as an opportunity to listen outside of your comfort zone, with music that you know someone else adores, from a small pool of thoughtful hand-selected options.

      What do I post?

      Any album that you love and that you feel deserves more appreciation. There are no restrictions on genre, year, or anything else, and nothing is “too popular” or “too niche”. If you think it needs more love — for whatever reason — then it’s welcome in AlbumLove.

      Name the artist and the album, and then, most importantly, share what you love about the album. It could be the music itself, but it could also be your associations with it -- maybe the album reminds you of someone you love, or you saw the band live and got a new appreciation for the studio songs.

      Also, commenting on others' recommendations is encouraged! If you love something that someone else shared, let them know!

      Do I have to listen to what everyone else posts?

      Nope. You don't have to listen to anything if you don't want to. This is about creating a menu of options that people can explore as they wish.

      Can I post more than one album in a month?

      Nope. Limit one! This helps us be more selective about what we choose, as well as preventing the threads from getting flooded with too many contributions to keep track of.

      Why albums and not songs/artists?

      I like albums. :)

      Seriously though, I feel like it's a very different thing to like an album as a whole versus a few songs or just an artist's general vibe. I like the idea of quantizing music for appreciation in the same way we might do with books or movies.

      What about EPs?

      Fair game!

      29 votes
    7. Radio Streams! I need more.

      I did a fresh install of Foobar2000 [1] for the first time since it came out. I'm rebuilding playlists and figured I'd do some digging for some new ones. My old list had a bunch from somafm,...

      I did a fresh install of Foobar2000 [1] for the first time since it came out. I'm rebuilding playlists and figured I'd do some digging for some new ones. My old list had a bunch from somafm, Luxuria, the BBC ones, and a few others. Here's a list of some ones I dug up tonight. If you have any other good ones that are indie, hip hop, jazz, exotica, or really well-curated EDM, list 'em up! Bonus points for direct links to the stream.

      [1] my foobar2000 setup with a custom W10 high contrast theme

      With the default interface, foobar2000 has some ugly white panels like this. I could patch uxtheme.dll, but its a pain if you forget to restore it before an update kicks in. To get around this, I made my own high contrast Dracula theme, which looks kind of like a UI you'd see on TV.

      This system only runs Kodi and Foobar2000. I would recommend this route for anyone who actually wants to use the system due to high contrast themes taking over the entire color scheme for everything.

      8 votes
    8. What have you been listening to this week?

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as...

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as well, we'd love to see your hauls :)

      Feel free to give recs or discuss anything about each others' listening habits.

      You can make a chart if you use last.fm:

      http://www.tapmusic.net/lastfm/

      Remember that linking directly to your image will update with your future listening, make sure to reupload to somewhere like imgur if you'd like it to remain what you have at the time of posting.

      4 votes
    9. What have you been listening to this week?

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as...

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as well, we'd love to see your hauls :)

      Feel free to give recs or discuss anything about each others' listening habits.

      You can make a chart if you use last.fm:

      http://www.tapmusic.net/lastfm/

      Remember that linking directly to your image will update with your future listening, make sure to reupload to somewhere like imgur if you'd like it to remain what you have at the time of posting.

      6 votes
    10. New Music Nordics – Album and EP releases for March 2022

      Denmark Artist Title Format Released Genre Link Andreas Odbjerg Hjem Fra Fabrikken Album 4/3/22 Indie pop Spotify Croatian Amor Remember Rainbow Bridge Album 25/3/22 Ambient Bandcamp Commentary:...

      Denmark

      Artist Title Format Released Genre Link
      Andreas Odbjerg Hjem Fra Fabrikken Album 4/3/22 Indie pop Spotify
      Croatian Amor Remember Rainbow Bridge Album 25/3/22 Ambient Bandcamp

      Commentary:
      Only two Danish finds for the inaugral NMN post. Förlåt! Andreas's album title probably gives a clue, but it's a Danish language release. Don't be put off by the funny language though, and check out the track “i morgen er der også en dag”, with over 8 million Spotify streams.


      Finland

      Artist Title Format Released Genre Link
      As I May Karu Album 4/3/22 Metal Spotify
      Babel Yoga Horror Album 4/3/22 Indie pop SoundCloud
      Kuolemanlaakso Kuusumu Album 4/3/22 Death doom Bandcamp
      Lone Deer Laredo Lone Deer Laredo, Vol. 2 Album 18/3/22 Dream pop Spotify
      Louie Blue DIVISION 8 Album 18/3/22 Pop Linkfire
      Pehmoaino Kaukana Kotoa EP 11/3/22 Pop Spotify
      Von Hertzen Brothers Red Alert In The Blue Forest Album 18/3/22 Prog rock Spotify

      Commentary:
      I can get behind Babel's album title and the music there on it. “Eden” is a dream-like opening track from a band compared in the media to the shoegazers Slowdive and also the Cocteau Twins. I hear a little Casey Dienel's “White Hinterland” in there.


      Iceland

      Artist Title Format Released Genre Link
      Axel Flóvent Coexist EP 11/3/22 Indie folk href+
      Moddi Bråtebrann Album 18/3/22 Indie folk Bancamp
      Suð Save The Swimmers Album 15/3/22 Lofi Spotify
      Thorsteinn Einarsson Einarsson. Album 25/3/22 Pop rock Spotify
      ÞAU Taka Vestfirði Album 11/3/22 Folk SoundCloud

      Commentary:
      It's not just album releases covered on NMN, but also beautiful EP's, like Axel Flóvent's. The instrumental title track “Coexist” might not have the obvious popularity of the other tracks, but it carries a melancholic piano very reminiscent of some of Aphex Twin's tracks on “Drukqs”.


      Norway

      Artist Title Format Released Genre Link
      Jenny Hval Classic Objects Album 11/3/22 Singer songwriter href+
      Laughing Stock Zero, Acts 3&4 Album 4/3/22 Prog rock Bandcamp
      Sondre Justad En Anna Mæ Album 25/3/22 Pop SoundCloud
      Team Me Something In The Making Album 11/3/22 Indie pop href+

      Commentary:
      For those of you that missed it, Jenny Hval gave an interview to The Guardian that was posted to Tildes earlier in the month. In it they talk to Rachel Aroesti about their life and how changes in it guided the making of the avant garde musician's new album “Classic Objects”.


      Sweden

      Artist Title Format Released Genre Link
      Dark Funeral We Are The Apocalypse Album 18/3/22 Black metal href+
      Ghost Impera Album 11/3/22 Hard rock href+
      Hilding Hilding Är Död Album 25/3/22 Lofi Spotify
      Imenella Gemini Album 11/3/22 Hip hop Spotify
      Jonathan Johansson Om Vi Får Leva Album 11/3/22 Synth pop Spotify
      José González El Invento (Remix) EP 9/3/22 Indie folk href+
      Laleh Vatten Album 25/3/22 Pop Spotify
      Léon Circles Album 4/3/22 Pop Spotify
      Loom Asymmetry EP 10/3/22 Shoegazing Spotify
      Lucky Lo Supercarry Album 25/3/22 Electropop Bandcamp
      Meshuggah Immutable Album 31/3/22 Extreme metal Spotify
      MFMB Sugar Album 25/3/22 Rock Bandcamp
      New Horizon Gate Of The Gods Album 4/3/22 Power metal href+
      ORD Hemligheter På Vägen Album 21/3/22 Piano Bandcamp
      Pure Shores Nightfall Feelings EP 4/3/22 Dance pop href+
      REIN & Djedjotronic Transmutation EP 11/3/22 Electronic Bandcamp
      Sabaton The War To End All Wars Album 4/3/22 Power metal href+
      Tobias Bäckstrand Heal Album 18/3/22 Folk Spotify

      Commentary:
      Being based in Sweden means that this list is inevitably the longer of them. There are some great pop releases in March, especially with Lucky Lo's catchy release “Supercarry” among them. But for international name recognition, they are all overshadowed this month by the first new Ghost LP since 2018.


      4 votes
    11. What have you been listening to this week?

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as...

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as well, we'd love to see your hauls :)

      Feel free to give recs or discuss anything about each others' listening habits.

      You can make a chart if you use last.fm:

      http://www.tapmusic.net/lastfm/

      Remember that linking directly to your image will update with your future listening, make sure to reupload to somewhere like imgur if you'd like it to remain what you have at the time of posting.

      4 votes