Artist: Björn Kleinhenz

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Sirius playlist week #9

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

01. TALK 1
02. Shining - Healter skelter
03. Beem - Manka
04. Dmitry Fyodorov - Simcoe
05. TALK 2
06. Björn Kleinhenz - Dackes drabanter
07. Kråkesølv - Pirvat regn
08. Holiday for Strings - Favorite flavor
09. TALK 3
10. Disco Ensemble - White flag for peace
11. Trinacria - Make no mistake
12. House of Tomidas - The letter
13. TALK 4
14. Kite - Looking for us
15. Mikkel Meyer - Dyreryg
16. Susanne Sundfør - The brothel
17. TALK 5

Reminder: my show airs every week on Sundays and Mondays at 11pm ET on Sirius XMU. That's channel 26 on Sirius, 43 on XM and 831 for DirecTV subscribers.

New Björn Kleinhenz vinyl EP in April

The prolific and wonderful Björn Kleinhenz reports that he just sent six new tracks off for a new 10" EP called "Dackes Drabanter" to be released in early April via /.

Björn Kleinhenz April tour

New European tourdates for the always-wonderful Björn Kleinhenz:

04/03 - Be Chez Heinz, Hannover (GER)
04/04 - Hasenschaukel, Hamburg (GER)
04/07 - Klubhaus, Saalfeld (GER)
04/08 - Schokoladen, Berlin (GER)
04/09 - Amp, Münster (GER)
04/10 - private show, Duisburg (GER)
04/11 - Motoki, Cologne (GER)
04/13 - Café Lübke, Trier (GER)
04/14 - D:qliq, Luxembourg (LUX)
04/22 - Club Eden, Ulm (GER)
04/24 - Meskal, Poznan (POL)
04/25 - BWA, Zielona Gora (POL)
04/26 - Falanster, Wroclaw (POL)

MP3: Björn Kleinhenz - Fårö

All we long for / is blissful living
Come hear the clarity / Of our whistling

The final track of Björn Kleinhenz's excellent "B.U.R.M.A." album, a succint examination of his time spent on the namesake island and also, in my opinion, one of the more beautiful songs I've heard this year. As I touched on in my top 10 list, Björn is a prolific songwriter of consistently high quality, but he far exceeded all expectations with the two albums he released this year and I couldn't be happier for him. I'm proud to be a supporter.

Björn Kleinhenz - Fårö

Sirius playlist week #51

Here's the playlist for this week's radio show Sirius XMU, special year-end top 10 edition:

01. TALK 1
02. Tyrant - The rebirth (reclaim the flame)
03. C.Aarmé - Dustin
04. Pintandwefall - Bird of the birds
05. Ironville - Sweet perfume
06. Dear Euphoria - Tell me
07. TALK 2
08. [ingenting] - Halleluja!
09. Agent Side Grinder - Die to live
10. Pistol Disco - Beat of the tune
11. TALK 3
12. The Bear Quartet - Carry your weight (Strange Maps remix)
13. The Fine Arts Showcase - Looking for your love
14. Wardruna - Dagr
15. TALK 4
16. Björn Kleinhenz - Fårö
17. Samuraj Cities - Spoonful of talk
18. David Åhlén - Stir our hearts
19. TALK 5
20. Elmo - Darkness falls

Reminder: my show airs every week on Sundays and Mondays at 11pm ET on Sirius XMU. That's channel 26 on Sirius, 43 on XM and 831 for DirecTV subscribers.

Björn Kleinhenz fall tour diary

Mr. Björn Kleinhenz has posted an extensive collections of photos from his recent European tour: http://www.kleinhenz.se/

Top 10s for 2009: It's a Trap!

Top 10s for 2009: Björn Kleinhenz

It's a Trap! mailorder update

New items in stock in the It's a Trap! mailorder:

Björn Kleinhenz - B.U.R.M.A. (CD)
Björn Kleinhenz - Head held high on fearsome pride (CD) + Recording diary
Hearts No Static - Motif (CD)

If you dug the free EP download from Hearts No Static, you'll love the album. Or even if you didn't dig the EP, you might still be into the full-length because it's way better. I stand proudly behind my netlabel's releases, but I know when I'm licked! And as for Björn Kleinhenz's new releases, what more can I say about the man and his work? I've heaped loads of praise on him before and he's deserved every bit of it, but I really do truly believe that he's outdone himself with these two new records. And the recording diary? A stellar addition, perfect for anyone who appreciates the personal touch of a physical release. As always, all items are in-stock and ready to ship.

Also! I know I probably don't have many local readers, but I will be tabling at the Olympia Record Swap here in Olympia, WA on November 14. In addition to a couple crates of quality used vinyl items I've picked up here and there, I'll also be dragging out a good portion of the IAT! distro and will be selling items for dirt cheap, in addition to giving away a whole bunch of stuff I'm sick of looking at. Many CDs will be a buck or less, so if that sounds good, I hope to see you there! And feel free to get in touch if you have special requests as I won't be bringing everything.

Sirius playlist week #44

Here's the playlist for this week's "Blog Radio" show on Sirius XMU:

01. Obliteration - Exterminate
02. TALK 1
03. Dmitry Fyodorov - Coconut office
04. Cut City - Replacement
05. High Hats - The end
06. TALK 2
07. The Skull Defekts - Millions
08. Marvins Revolt - Organize your arms
09. Interlace - Nemesis (Infect My Black Dub by Void)
10. Hearts No Static - Motif
11. TALK 3
12. We Live in Trenches - White knuckles
13. Makthaverskan - Vi var människor från början
14. Cilihili and DaBook - Orinoco flow
15. TALK 4
16. Frivolvol - It smells like something died in here
17. Björn Kleinhenz - I hate it when you go
18. Oriel Joans - Knuckles whiten
19. TALK 5
20. Bruket - Stockholm kaller

Reminder: my show airs every week on Sundays and Mondays at 11pm ET on Sirius XMU. That's channel 26 on Sirius, 43 on XM and 831 for DirecTV subscribers.

Sirius playlist week #42

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

01. Paper - Out of it into it
02. TALK 1
03. David Åhlén - Spirit fall
04. Rickard Jäverling - The wedding ring
05. Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words - This room seems empty without you
06. Erik Enocksson - Non strigis
07. TALK 2
08. Pistol Disco - Organ and drum
09. Dear Euphoria - Pop pills
10. The Skull Defekts - Waving
11. Boeoes Kaelstigen - Radius
12. TALK 3
13. Björn Kleinhenz - HAZ 920
14. [ingenting] - Medan vi sov
15. Agent Side Grinder - Black vein
16. Johan Heltne - Hjärte. Instinkt. Principer.
17. TALK 4
18. Jesper Norda - We have the guts

Reminder: my show airs every week on Sundays and Mondays at 11pm ET on Sirius XMU. That's channel 26 on Sirius, 43 on XM and 831 for DirecTV subscribers.

November Clubnight revised

Slight change of plans! Mr. Björn Kleinhenz has (wisely) decided that he'd prefer to take some time off following his month-long solo tour, so he's opted to sit out our upcoming Clubnight in November. Instead, The Topeka Twins' other half Thomas Denver Jonsson will perform with his other duo A Perfect Friend which consists of him and yet another IAT.MP3 alumnus, C-J Larsgården of (Pacta/Pacta Sunt Servanda). See you there?

The Topeka Twins added to November Clubnight

Confirmed as support for It's a Trap! Clubnight on November 14 w/Kristofer Åström: The Topeka Twins! Hell yes, the duo of Björn Kleinhenz and Thomas Denver Jonsson will grace the stage of Debaser Malmö! Be there!

Björn Kleinhenz - B.U.R.M.A.Björn Kleinhenz
B.U.R.M.A.
Devil Duck Records/Tomt Recordings

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The new album "B.U.R.M.A." by long time itsatrap-favorite Björn Kleinhenz has something ectoplasmic about it: Every time I think I've pinned down its "essence", it morphs into something else and oozes away through the speakers. At least three musical reincarnations of Björn roam these songs -- familiar Americana and indiepop-Björn, as well as short visits by altrock-Björn. First song "HAZ920" sets the tone: A muffled cymbal plays a straight beat for 30 seconds until loud postrock-guitars set in that, about 60 seconds later, give way to one of the most touching and sparse folk songs I've heard in a long time. Think Bright Eyes' "First day of my life" with less liquor, much less self-pity, and much more enjambment. The albums' other songs might at first glance seem straighter in their arrangements, but second looks often reveal hidden warpedness between notes and pauses. There's a certain charming quirkiness that defines this record and one is hard-pressed to guess where it comes from: Calculation, refusal, or simply the limitations of recording in a small room on a wintery Swedish island? I'd like to think it's all of the above: Here's a musician that knows not only his how-to's but also his why-not's, who has both stories and concepts to tell. That's probably why this record is sometimes so disarmingly close to one of the ideals of pop-music: Easy to listen to but hard to fully understand.
- Arnulf Köhncke

Sirius playlist week #36

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

01. NEI - City of gold
02. TALK 1
03. Brothers of End - Why
04. Johndoe - Kvikkleire
05. Viola - Sea curtain
06. TALK 2
07. Marit Bergman - Höstvisa
08. Bad Hands - Bad hands (feat. Nina Kinert)
09. Aerial - I am TV
10. Tape - Brakes
11. TALK 3
12. Tsukimono - Mimilalanono
13. Superfamily - The songs of the weak will die
14. Unter den Linden - Motstånd i läder
15. TALK 4
16. The Bear Quartet - Carry your weight
17. Björn Kleinhenz - Show me love
18. Pets - Don't say your heart is broken (we know it's not)
19. TALK 5

Reminder: my show airs every week on Sundays and Mondays at 11pm ET on Sirius XMU. That's channel 26 on Sirius, 43 on XM and 831 for DirecTV subscribers.