Artist: Araki

Country: Sweden
Genre: Electronic/Synth/Dance
Reviews: Love to run (mp3)
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Rasmus Kellerman has a new band

Rasmus Kellerman (Tiger Lou, Araki) has started a new band with two of his friends. Stay tuned.

Rasmus Kellerman (Tiger Lou) signs with Razzia

In a move that really shouldn't surprise anyone, Rasmus Kellerman has signed with for his next project which, apparently, will not be under his given name, Tiger Lou, nor electronic alias Araki. More:

Araki at SoundCloud

Araki, the techno alter ego of Rasmus Kellerman/Tiger Lou, is now up on SoundCloud with some new tunes:

Deportees - Under the pavement, the remixes

Swedish act Deportees have a new remix EP for free streaming/download:
Contributors include skweee artist Beem and Tiger Lou alias Araki, among others.

Top tens for 2010: Rasmus Kellerman (Tiger Lou, Araki)

Ef - Longing for colors (Araki remix)

Check out a remix Ramus Kellerman did for Swedish postrockers Ef under his alias Araki:

Top 10s for 2009: Rasmus Kellerman (Tiger Lou/Araki)

Top 10 update

The time has arrived: It's a Trap's top 10 albums of 2008
Our top songs of 2008 podcast will go up tomorrow.

And don't forget to check out some other recent top 10s from our various guest contributors:

Niklas Åström (And the Sound)
Jacob Holm-Lupo (The Opium Cartel/White Willow)
Tobias Hellkvist
Rasmus Kellerman (Tiger Lou/Araki)
Karin Ström

Check out the Araki (Tiger Lou) remix of Logh's "Death to my hometown", now streaming at myspace:

Don't forget to check out all the various top 10s I keep on posting! We've got Going Places from Saturday, Release the Bats! on Sunday and my friend Rasmus Kellerman of Tiger Lou/Araki today.

This week's It's a trap! listening group most-played artist chart:

01. Radiohead
02. Kent
03. Belle and Sebastian
04. Camera Obscura
05. Tiger Lou
06. Sufjan Stevens
07. Depeche Mode
08. Death Cab for Cutie
09. Johnny Cash
10. David & the Citizens

Top 10 tracks for the week:

01. Camera Obscura - Tears for Affairs
02. José González - Heartbeats
03. Band of Horses - The Funeral
04. Camera Obscura - Come Back Margaret
05. Belle and Sebastian - To Be Myself Completely
06. Camera Obscura - Lloyd, I'm Ready to be Heartbroken
07. Araki - Love To Run
08. Camera Obscura - Dory Previn
09. Belle and Sebastian - Another Sunny Day
10. Tiger Lou - Nixon

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This week's It's a trap! listening group most-played artist chart:

01. The Knife
02. Radiohead
03. Camera Obscura
04. Death Cab for Cutie
05. Belle and Sebastian
06. Sufjan Stevens
07. Tiger Lou
08. The Radio Dept.
09. The Pipettes
10. The Flaming Lips

Top 10 tracks for the week:

01. Camera Obscura - Lloyd, I'm Ready to be Heartbroken
02. Camera Obscura - I Need All the Friends I Can Get
03. Araki - Love To Run
04. Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out of This Country
05. The Whitest Boy Alive - Burning
06. Band of Horses - The First Song
07. Audrey - Mecklenburg
08. Tiger Lou - Nixon
09. The Knife - silent shout
10. The Knife - Neverland

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MP3: Araki - Love to run

I have already posted today's mp3 selection elsewhere, but it's far too good for me to leave it at that. The entire "Love to run" EP in which Firefox AK lends her song to the Kellerman clan for reinterpretation is amazing, but of all the versions, husband Rasmus (perhaps better known as Tiger Lou and billed here as Araki) delivers the kicker. The original version (available for streaming here) is kind of an upbeat electropop number and in Rasmus' hands, it turns into something much darker and more reflective. It's amazing how the entire mood is changed by switching the lead synth melody to guitar and stripping away the dance-heavy beat. Rasmus' plaintive vocals take you to an entirely different place, but I don't think it sounds sad, I think it sounds like love. The gentle way he handles and transforms his wife's composition is a thing of beauty all its own. The rest of the EP is damn good too, but this... this is special. [BUY IT]

Araki - Love to run

Once again I was graciously asked to contribute to a group post at Good Hodgkins and there's no way I could turn it down. This week's subject is cover songs that outdo the originals and my contributions are Araki vs. Firefox AK and Collective Soul vs. Dolly Parton. Read on:
Also be sure to read Ryan's earlier post on some of his Scandinavian music favorites:

Tiger Lou mainman Rasmus Kellerman reports that he's just about finished recording his new album "Loyalist". Mixing is being delayed until July because of engineer Peter Katis' busy schedule, but in the meantime Rasmus says he'll start work on a new Araki album - his more electronic-based solo project.