Artist: Attrap

Country: Denmark
Genre: Indie/Pop/Rock
Reviews: House of dreams / Just a word away (mp3)
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With No and Legs (ex-Attrap) confirm debut album

Danish act With No Arms and Legs, featuring 3/4ths of the now-defunct Attrap (whose remaining quarter is now Hymns from Nineveh), have confirmed that they will be releasing their self-titled debut on June 20 via . Listen/learn more at Facebook:

MP3: Hymns from Nineveh - So mournful the elegy, so comforting the hymn

I've been on kind of a negative trip recently, either damning with faint praise when I'm not being outright scornful and I know it's a bummer. It's a bummer for me too because it turns into a downwards spiral and, honestly, I really don't hate everything even though it often feels that way. One thing I wholeheartedly do love: the new Hymns from Nineveh album. I've been a fan of the Hymnboy Jonas Petersen since hearing his previous act Attrap and the few samples he's dropped while working on his album have been quite nice, but the end result of the finished work is absolutely lovely. Spiritual music can be a gamble as there are so many potential pitfalls, but when it works, there's nothing else so soothing. Like the hug of a favorite blanket or the feeling delivered by your favorite comfort food, it's a kind of satisfaction that radiates from the inside out. It puts the world at ease and, for a little while, all is well.

Hymns from Nineveh - So mournful the elegy, so comforting the hymn

Hymns from Nineveh - Daughters of Zion

Hymns from Nineveh,the solo project of Jonas Petersen from Attrap, has a new track called "Daughter of Zion" posted on myspace:
This is the the first taste of what's to come from his forthcoming album and it features guest appearances from Mikael R. Andreasen (Kloster) and Nikolaj Paakjær (Even If It's Me).

Good Tape Records has posted a whole bunch of new tracks on myspace, including stuff from Attrap, The Late Parade and more:

Danish act Attrap might not be around anymore, but it looks like Good Tape Records will still release their posthumous debut album later this year. Details to come.

Good Tape Records has signed Hymns From Nineveh, the solo project of Jonas Petersen of Danish act Attrap. More details soon.

Here's the playlist for this week's radio show:

01. Kristofer Åström - Just a little insane
02. TALK 1
03. Darkthrone - Canadian metal
04. Sambassadeur - Subtle changes
05. Niccokick - Love & neon lights
06. TALK 2
07. Death By Kite - Bhf. Asta
08. The Alpine - Iceland
09. Pluxus - Bootstrap
10. TALK 3
11. Graveyard - Thin line
12. Hospital - Something in the water
13. Attrap - Just a word away
14. TALK 4
15. Jonna Lee - I wrote this song
16. Paper - My life is going under
17. Broder Daniel - You bury me
18. TALK 5
19. Radio LXMBRG - Score on the floor
20. Maia Hirasawa - Gothenburg
21. Rather Sound Than Safe - The beat
22. Det Gamla Landet - Det heliga landet
23. TALK 6
24. Paris - When I laid my eyes on you
25. No Hope for the Kids - Rainy day
26. Sir Eric Beyond and the Avant-Garde - If this is the way
27. Barra Head - Overseas
28. TALK 7
29. Superfamily - Warszawa
30. Oskar Schönning - S
31. Brick - Automen
32. TALK 8
33. Miss Li - Leave my man alone
34. Kasper Bjørke - Liquid propagnosia
35. Loveninjas - I wanna be like Johnny C
36. Anti Cimex - Only in dreams
37. TALK 9
38. Pan Sonic - Virta 1

MyFriends: The Deed, Hymns from Nineveh, In a City By the Sea, The Mymmelins, Twin Piloda

Danish dreampop act Attrap has posted a trio of new tracks on myspace:
The band's debut full-length "Happitalism" is due out later this year via Warfare Records.

The playlist for my radio show on Sirius this week:

01. Beyond Dawn - Far from showbiz
02. TALK 1
03. Superfamily - The radio has expressed concerns about what you did last night
04. The Fine Arts Showcase - Dance with your shadow
05. Pan Sonic - Hinaaja / Tugboat
06. TALK 2
07. Mixtapes & Cellmates - Hold
08. The Bear Quartet - I don't wanna
09. Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words - When she's GONE
10. TALK 3
11. Laakso - High drama
12. Park Hotell - The guest who stayed forever
13. Fun - Hold it close
14. TALK 4
15. The Book of Daniel - Rabbit boy
16. Watain - Storm of the Antichrist
17. Viktor Sjöberg - w/Nothing
18. Kristofer Åström - Fallen
19. TALK 5
20. Mainliners - Olivia
21. Oddjob - Kings are walking out
22. Lemonator - Heart burns
23. TALK 6
24. Tobias Hellkvist - Slowly but surely
25. Attrap - Just a word away
26. Sahara Hotnights - Visit to Vienna
27. TALK 7
28. The Leather Nun - No rule
29. Alog - Son of king
30. Thunder Express - Vegas
31. TALK 8
32. Closer - Sensing the wake

Attrap - House of dreamsAttrap
House of dreams
Warfare Records


The smallest detail can set a group apart. In the case of this compelling art-pop group from Denmark, the harmonies on the opening track "Just a word away" exploit a minor third interval so precariously, with close male-female vocals walking an absolute tightrope together. They pull it off, and it's a thing of delicate beauty. Another daring move: no drums. Yet you hardly notice, so powerful are the vocals and the melodies. This band is patient enough to let the waves of emotion in their songs build slowly, and the songs contain plenty of space. An ideal soundtrack for ruminating, or watching scenery pass by gradually as you drive, perhaps. But this is skin-prickle music, the kind of sound that works on you subconsciously and underscores whatever you are longing for in life. I'd like to hear a full-length to really get a grip on what Attrap is capable of, but this EP truly makes a stirring first impression.
- Kevin Renick

Attrap has started to blog the recording of their new album: (in Danish)

Danish act Attrap has posted two new songs which will appear on their forthcoming debut full-length album:
Read my profile of the band here.

Hits in the Car mentioned them the other day and let me reiterate, Munich is an up-and-coming Danish band not to be missed. Check out the three new tracks on myspace:
It's worth noting that Jonas Petersen from IAT-approved act Attrap sent me a tip about these guys as well. He also plays a bit of cello and sings some backing vocals on the album. If that's not enough, let it be known that Johannes Dybkjaer of Lampshade, yet another IAT-recommended act, produced the record. If you enjoyed the dreamy pop of either of those two bands, you'll dig Munich for sure.

I am now carrying music from Danish label Warfare Records in my webstore, begining with the very excellent Attrap: [click here]
CDs are due to arrive soon, but for now it's all about paid downloads. 256k VBR, no DRM - the way it should be.