The always astounding and ever-prolific Björn Kleinhenz is finished with yet another album. It's called "Burma", it's 11 songs and it'll be out in April via Tomt Recordings. Says the man himself about it: "The album is done in a very different way compared to [previous record] "Quietly happy and deep inside". Recordings were done in only a few intense sessions and I play most instruments myself. It is rythmically and harmonically more diverse that previous albums and I´m excited to say the least." In the meantime, keep an eye out for a few tourdates before Björn retires to island life for a spell.
Artist: Björn Kleinhenz
The new EP "Swim, swam, swan" from The Topeka Twins aka Björn Kleinhenz + Thomas Denver Jonsson will get an official release on January 24 and the duo will celebrate with a show at Hagateatern in Göteborg. Besides the hand-assembled 3" CD version which I'm sure will be available at the show, the EP will also be posted for free download.
Here's the playlist for this week's radio show:
01. TALK 1
02. Promoe - New day
03. High Hats - The end
04. Björn Kleinhenz - Light of love
05. TALK 2
06. Boeoes Kaelstigen - Transpole
07. Ondo - Sunlight
08. Pugh Rogefeldt - Colinda
09. TALK 3
10. The Tallest Man on Earth - Shallow grave
11. The Fine Arts Showcase - Modern love
12. Pan Sonic - Johto 5
13. TALK 4
14. The Bear Quartet - All your life
15. Hanna Hirsch - Ingen kommer sakna oss
16. Mattias Hellberg & The White Moose - Black cat fever
17. TALK 5
18. Isolation Years - Let's step aside
19. Tomas Halberstad - Much better off without it
20. Grande - Rhythms of sin
21. TALK 6
22. Wolfbrigade - In adrenaline
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.
Better late than never: download a free Xmas track from the always-fantastic Björn Kleinhenz: http://aerotone.300l600.de/index.php?id=2,141,0,0,1,0
Swedish artists Winter Took His Life and Björn Kleinhenz both contribute music to the soundtrack of the upcoming film "New York lately". Read more: http://nylately.com/
The new Björn Kleinhenz/Thomas Denver Jonsson EP "Swim, swam, swan" will be released as a 3" CD in the very near future. Oh, and keep an eye out for a free download version as well.
Here's the playlist for this week's radio show:
01. Detektivbyrån - Partyland
02. TALK 1
03. Björn Kleinhenz - At night we die
04. Hjertestop - Illegalt signal
05. Idoru - Chase
06. TALK 2
07. Fever Ray - If I had a heart (instrumental edit)
08. Champagne Riot - Scandinavian warfare
09. Caesars Palace - Only you
10. José González - How low
11. TALK 3
12. Alarma Man - Nightwolf
13. Adolf Filter - 1982
14. Brick - Ha ha ha
15. TALK 4
16. Auton - El Dorado
17. Gutted String - Feeling small
18. The Bombettes - It ain't me babe
19. Tiger Lou - Trust falls
20. I'm from Barcelona - Headphones
21. TALK 5
22. Kite - Ways to dance
Reminder: my show airs on Sirius Left of Center (channel 26) at 11pm ET with repeats on Monday at the same time.
New discs from Björn Kleinhenz in stock and ready to order:
The new Björn Kleinhenz single "At night we die" is now available as a free download: http://www.tomtrecordings.se/mp3/Bjorn_Kleinhenz_-_At_Night_We_Die.mp3
The new album "Quietly happy and deep inside" is out now and hopefully I should have copies available for mailorder very very soon.
Thomas Denver Jonsson and Björn Kleinhenz have decided to resurrect their folk duo The Topeka Twins and have recorded four brand new tracks, their first new material since the debut 7" EP from 2003. As to how and when it will be released, I will keep you posted.
Hopefully you already took the initiative to download all of the tracks from Björn Kleinhenz's excellent covers and remix countdown, but just in case, we've got all of the tracks re-posted here as a netrelease. Who cares that we're still a week away from the Swedish release of his new album "Quietly happy and deep inside"? Download these tracks and pretend you already know the record! Of course, I aim to stupefy, which is why I've posted the one track that's probably the most different from the original. Obviously, that Anders Teglund remix I posted is also distinctly not Björn, but you can still hear fragments of his voice. On the other hand, Switzerland's The Rabbit Theory take the song "Krokås" and totally mess it up, turning it into an emo post-punk workout. It's all jagged rhythms and hoarse vocals, yet you do get a huge finale to round this up at the end. I know, not a Scandinavian band, but rules are made to be broken. Sometimes. Download "Krokås" below and then head to my netlabel page to snag the rest.
Also, don't forget my interview with Björn's friend and fellow singer/songwriter Thomas Denver Jonsson discussing his contribution: [click here]
The Rabbit Theory - Krokås
Check out Björn Kleinhenz's brand new video for his new single "At night we die": http://vimeo.com/1922810
His new album "Quietly happy and deep inside" will finally be released in Sweden on October 29.
The very last addition to the Björn Kleinhenz cover tune countdown is from Adam Svanell and is now online for your enjoyment: http://www.tomtrecordings.se/thelight
Two more free Björn Kleinhenz over at Tomt Recordings: http://www.tomtrecordings.se/thelight
This week's contributors include IAT.MP3 collaborator Pete Thompson along with fellow Gbg-based artist Fujasaki.