Because We Love Music! 2019

For the fifth year in a row, Lamour presents ‘Because We Love Music’. A collection of music that shows the musical range of the label and collects artists associated with Lamour.
Every day for 26 days we get a new song. On December 24th all songs will be avaliable via streaming platforms. We do this – because we love music!
All tracks mastered by Joakim Westlund
Artwork by Rolfcarlwerner
#BecauseWeLoveMusic #LamourRecords

December 11th
Robin Forest – I Forgot (Weekend)

Robin Forest’s song is an up-tempo Edit of one of his more sad songs. The edit is now rays of happiness and dance and he hopes it inspires some 2-steps around the Christmas tree
Robin Forest on Spotify
December 10th
Llarks – Virga Blue

Virga Blue was selected by Viktor Zeidner for the Llarks contribution to “Because We Love Music 2019”, and is a new song taken from the forthcoming “Come & Close Your Eyes LP” due out in 2020 on Lamour.
Llarks on Spotify
December 9th
Oestergaards – Тикси (Live at PUSH Festival 2019)

Tiksi (Russian: Ти́кси) is recorded live from the Push Festival 2019, an improvised electro-acoustic drone piece inspired by the photo exhibition Bright Hours by Karl Henrik Edblom at Sandviken Art Hall.

“In August 1901, Russian Arctic ship Zarya headed across the Laptev Sea, searching for the legendary Sannikov Land but was soon blocked by floating drift ice in the New Siberian Islands. During 1902, the attempts to reach Sannikov Land continued while Zarya was trapped in fast ice. Leaving the ship, Russian Arctic explorer Baron Eduard Toll and three companions vanished forever in November 1902 while traveling away from Bennett Island towards the south on loose ice floes. Zarya was finally moored close to Brusneva Island in the Tiksi Bay, never to leave the place again.” /Wikipedia
Oestergaards on Spotify

December 8th
Mikael Strömberg – Gilgamesh

The story of Gilgamesh’s strange life was written down on clay tablets almost 4,000 years ago. As a hero story, it contains everything: adventurous intricacies, eroticism and struggle. At the same time, the epic is an existential drama. In his youth, Gilgamesh seeks fame through great deeds, but after his best friend’s death, he embarks on a long hike. The fact that he finally finds the source of wisdom raises a number of timeless questions: How to achieve wisdom? What is fame worth? Gilgamesh is the world’s oldest literary work and is spread throughout the entire Orient. Research has shown that both the Bible, the Odyssey, the Iliad and the Thousand and One Nights are influenced by the Gilgamesh epic.
This is my electronic version of the story. The piece was recorded already at the turn of the millennium in 2000 with my one daughter Frida, then five years, at the microphone. I wanted the contrast between a child’s unspoiled and unspoken voice and the mutant and sometimes merciless sounds of electronics. The piece has been played at a number of electronic music festivals around the world but is still unreleased. /Mikael Strömberg a.k.a. Igor
Listen to Mikael/Igor on Spotify
December 7th
Göteborgselektronikerna – Österut, hem

Day 7. Göteborgselektronikerna (Gothenburg Electronics) – Österut, hem. Our favorites from Gothenburg are back with their classic synth sound with easily processed vocals.
Göteborgselektronikerna on Spotify
December 6th
Daniel Araya – Machine-Phase Systems

Daniel Araya from Stockholm, Sweden splits his music creation into periods of playing live, building synths and trying to record techno and acid bangers in his home studio. For years he had all his focus on playing live and developing the ultimate live rig but since 2013 he has started to release a steady trickle of records in various genres with a sound revolving around acid techno and the golden years of rave.
Daniel Araya on Spotify
December 5th

Alpha Mound – Reel Box

Reel Box started as an attempt to do a live recording with a music box recorded sound-on-sound to a open reel player, accompanied by a granulated and pre-recorded version of the music box as well. When the live version fell through I started cutting it up and rearranging it in Ableton to what you hear now. Here you can see part of the first attempt and also hear the recording of the sounds that became the foundation of the final song:…ig_web_copy_link
Alpha Mound on Spotify
December 4th 2019
Maneten – Skittlez

Add artificial sweetener. Be kind, pick up the phone.
This track is programmed & recorded in the post phase of the ”Digital Full Length Exclusive”-release earlier this year. The sound & modus operandi is usual Maneten Myspace aesthetics, spoken word sample loops, a cute pad, MIDI BASS & the shake in the top end. A little nugget of aspartam in the dessert buffet, a static vibration of emo feel good. lT deployment boogie. Eagles born to fly.
Recorded at Run Run Brick Basement. Mixed at Lamour Studios, August 2019.

Please follow on SC & Spotify 4 forthcoming releases thru 2020. Thanks for listening, hope you’ll like it. Sincerely /David
Maneten on Spotify
December 3rd 2019
Catterfly – Låt från någonstans

Flute from a “Låt från någonstnas – Song from somewhere” is heard over frozen landscapes, mountains and woods.
Listen to Catterly on Spotify
December 2nd 2019
Nicke Sandberg – Details

The basic idea of the song was to work with details in the layers of sound. Every layer in this song is improvised as a one live take and this I should add is also one of my favorite ways of approaching music, to let the moment carry the creativity. This time around it brought me small and sometimes sudden variations of sounds that came and went and essiantaly creating a flow of music within the details of the song.
Nicke Sandberg on Spotify
December 1st 2019
PRO424 – Blueprint

“I wrote this piece to combine the highly artificial sounds of algorithmic music with the sounds that surrounds us every day. On a low level, both of these sounds follows a blueprint to what you are going to hear and their individual complexity on a top level is simply combinations of these immense blueprints. Some parts of the sounds are easy to predict while others seem to just happen. I wanted to explore this combination and have these two very different soundscapes work together with the use of field recordings and digital, mostly algorithmic modular synth patch. Most of the modular programming and all field recordings were done a few hundred meters from where the structure of DNA, the blueprint of life, was first presented in 1953.”
PRO424 on Spotify

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