Ensemble Lakonia to be released soon

Rafael, Memento Vitae by Simeon Frohm from Fajta on Vimeo.

The fascinating Swedish jazz/experimental/spiritual label has announced that the long-awaited debut album "Nattens lovsång" from Andreas Runeson's project Ensemble Lakonia will finally be out later this year as part of the label's "Compunctio box". As for the video above, I can't say that I know much about it except that it includes music from the aforementioned act starting at, I believe, around minute 8.

Daniel Gilbert - The smell o'thunder (video)

Here's the video for the new Daniel Gilbert single "The smell o'thunder".

Disco Ensemble album stream

Speaking of , the label is also now streaming the new Disco Ensemble album "Warriors" in full via Soundcloud which I appreciate because it's not available on Spotify in the US yet.

NEØV - Windvane (+ Koralleven remix)

Presenting NEØV, the band once known as Neufvoin and now newly signed to . Look for the album "Orange morning" to be released this fall.

Graveyard - The suits, the law & the uniform

Hear a new Graveyard tune as part of NPR's Fall Music Preview: http://www.npr.org/2012/09/19/161004028/fall-music-preview

Murmansk - Outrun (video)

"Outrun" is the 2nd video from Murmansk's excellent new album "Rüütli". It's also the track that seems to reliably come up on shuffle almost every day when I'm out running (no complaints!).

Paperfangs - Everyday

Finnish indiepoppers Paperfangs do a low-key cover of "Everyday" by Buddy Holly.

Pitchfork reviews Iamamiwhoami

Pitchfork praises the new audiovisual album/DVD from cryptic Swedish pop act Iamamiwhoami: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/16722-kin/

World Tour - Forever tonight (video)

World Tour now have a video for their single "Forever tonight".

CTM - Variations (teaser)

Coming November 5 via , the new EP "Variations" from Danish artist CTM aka the solo alias of Cæcilie Trier (Chimes & Bells, Choir of Young Believers). A 2nd EP will follow in early 2013.

Daniel Gilbert 7" preview

The new Daniel Gilbert 7" is now streaming via ' Bandcamp page.

The Quietus talks to Årabrot

The Quietus talks to Årabrot frontman Kjetil Nernes about the band's new EP "Mæsscr": http://thequietus.com/articles/09864-interview-arabrot-kjetil-nernes-maesscr

Haust - Live @ Last Train, Oslo (video)

Live footage of Haust playing in Oslo last weekend with their new lineup and a guest appearance from AnnK of Dark Times.

Still Single reviews Giglinger

Since I've totally failed to cover this record myself in a timely fashion, allow me to redirect you to Still Single's assessment of Finnish noiserockers Giglinger's latest 7": http://still-single.tumblr.com/post/31841845298/giglinger-red-7-ep-king-penguin

Kånn Ingen Sorg, the movie

It was bound to happen eventually: they're making a film based on the lyrics of Håkan Hellström called "Kånn Ingen Sorg" starting in Göteborg this fall with the expectation of a February 2014 premiere. Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein -- from "Underworld: The Awakening" which does not exactly bode well -- will direct.