Because We Love Music! 2018

For the fourth 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 24 days we get a new song, we start soft and let the intensity and energy rise until December 24th. The songs are released daily via Lamours soundcloud with free download and then the entire series will be released in full on streaming services on the 24th. 
We do this – because we love music!

All tracks mastered by Joakim Westlund
Artwork by Rolfcarlwerner
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December 24th 2014
Bottenvikens Silverkyrka – Det fins evihet i lammets blod (Daniel Araya remix)

Bottenvikens Silverkyrka
is a northern Sweden congregation that preaches through their machine music: Acid techno infused with the message of eternity in the tradition of the swedish revival movement.
Here we got a massive acidbanger remix from legendary Daniel Araya.
Merry Christmas!
December 23rd 2018
Jimmy Koskinen – Saturate

Jimmy Koskinen
is one of Gävles most productive producers with a handfull of releases the latest year. On the the track Saturate we hear his new sound, raw and beautiful at the same time. Music for the underground dancefloor and the modern listening lounge. 1-2-3 techno!
December 22th 2018
Maneten – Another level

The Anchor man of Lamour Podcast David Holm also known as Maneten is back with another clever and playfull house banger. From Gävle with love, peace on earth!
December 21st 2018
Ragnar Atari & Otherland – Korven

Knowing each other from the Swedish rave scene in the 1990s, Ragnar Atari and Otherland both have a fondness for old, dirty acid and barely working analog gear. Together they create dark and playful dance music, and perform energetic live sets.
December 20th 2018
A Thousand Mouths – Entitled

A Thousand Mouths is the moniker of Malmö based Anders Walldén, producing a personal fusion of melodic house, techno and acid where mechanical rhythms co-exist with soulful harmonies and ambiances, creating a sound that is warm and familiar, yet always distinctively unique. His album Stimuli Scapes was released on Lamour December 14th.
December 19th 2018
Magnus Moody – Kevlar

Gävle-based Magnus Moody has for the last 20 years produced his own music and remixed artists such as The Deer Tracks, Slim Vic & LEHNBERG. His productions are fresh, forward thinking, and always with the dance floor in mind.
December 18th 2018
Motormännen – Den inre resan

The inner journey. Day by day. It costs 32 000 kronor.
Motormännen make information techno infused with an air of Swedish nostalgia through a filter of retro-futuristic skepticism.
December 17th 2018
Claesons – Upside down upside down cross

The multimusician and filmmaker Victor Claeson returns with a new song after the acclaimed album V.V.V.V.V. On ‘Upside Down Upside Down Cross’ he goes deeper into deephouse-thriving electronica where his reverb-tied vocal pads attract listening and contemplation. Indiepop 2018 at its best!
December 16th 2018
Robin Forest – Ta en paus

The forest man Robin Forest brings a sample based downtempo track in the vain of his idols like Röyksopp and Hnny. And he brings a reminder in these stressful times to just take a break.
December 15th 2018
Igor – Kasagauma

Photo Britt Mattsson

The music is a tribute to two major sources of inspiration: the Dadaist Hugo Ball and the German kraut group Cluster. Somewhere out in the periphery, Ball and Cluster meet in a common idea that fits in on my way of making music: Everything has a sound and all sounds can be music by chance.
Dada and kraut were born for a time not different to our own. Both “movements” were a grimace at the glance of everything’s absurdity. It was a time consumed by aggression, political bitterness and scandal. Against the logic. Towards reason. Cluster considered it completely unreasonable to create a new progressive music based on German music history after the Second World War disaster. Instead, they sought the electronics and overseas models.
A true dadaist would prefer to have a thousand eyes, a thousand ears, a thousand feet, a thousand
telegram, a thousand pencils, a thousand guns, as it stands in one of the manifests.
From the wood bit, the word, the tone, the iron, the color, the feeling, the idea, should
the artist gives the insulated syllable a star’s glow.
On the umf I let the waveforms in a Malströmsynt float freely without rudder on the ocean. To set up the songs, I use percussion from Java and Japan. Around about sounds ornaments from old 70s and mellotrone.
The result is a music mosaic where each song title is the carrier of its own sound idea./ Mikael Strömberg
December 14th 2018
Yair Etziony – Job interviews

Photo Sivan Zeimer

This is the last tune on the next Yair Etziony album which is titled “Requiem for a dying startup”. The record will be out on the label False Industries as early 2019.The idea for the record came to Etziony when he worked in a startup that got closed this year. Yair’s fascination with the process of death and decay turned into an album, a requiem for other people’s hopes and dreams, a research into a decaying organism, since companies are in a way being.  The music was written in real time, so when the company got closed he finished most of the record that dealt with the demise of the company, Etziony wanted to add one more tune, a bit more optimistic symboling a new cycle of death and life that just started.
December 13th 2018
Niels Gordon – Helio

Photo Petra Rönnholm / Cold War Night Life

Niels Gordon started developing his own style of instrumental electronic music when rebuilding his studio around 2012. At this time he got rid of computers and DAW during the creative process to get closer to the origin of electronic music. The result is a kind of organic electronic music with cosmic vibe.

The latest EP ‘Central European Tyme’ is recorded live in the studio without the use of multi tracking or MIDI sequencing. Thematically it deals with the
concept of time and the European identity. Technically it’s a development of ideas founded during the creation of his debut EP ‘Ohrnacht’ Released in 2016 it contains a collection of tracks recorded while experimenting with analogue sequencers, synthesizers and drum machines in combination with cheap home organs and various effects.

During 2017 and -18 Niels executed his first live performances. Mainly in smaller clubs and festivals but also as warm up for his childhood heroes O.M.D. The live performance is executed by Niels alone without the use of computers or backtracking. Relying on analog sequencers and triggers to generate a dynamic and partly improvised set of electronic music.
December 12th 2018
Singular – Ljum (liveremix)

Singular live at PUSH Festival 2018 in Gävle. Photo by Elin Hjulström Lord

This is a live remix of the song Ljum from Singular. The upcoming album ‘Two’ will be  released on Lamour on vinyl and digitally, February 1st 2019.
December 11th 2018
Adam Viger – OCM

Adam Viger
is Lamour hometown Gävle’s most unknown genius, and he has been forced by Victor “Claesons” Claeson to compose and produce music for his ongoing Sci-fi movie project. In his every day life he delivers mail and plays in bands like The Entire Cast and Dream Boys.
December 10th 2018
Slim Vic & Görgen Antonsson – Saras Saga

The two musicians first appeared on stage in 2016 when they were invited to make a show to the opening ceremony of the Eurovision song contest in Gävle. The widely separated musical backgrounds led to a hypnotic and explosive meeting between ambient, techno and folk music. Playful and serious, contemplative and dancing!
This song ‘Saras Saga’ is taken from the theater performance ‘Änglaspel’ played at the Folkteatern in Gävle 2017 and 2018.
Photo: Marias of Sweden
December 9th 2018
Alpha Mound – Dark Web

Alpha Mound is the recording project of Joakim Westlund. This song started out with the intention of making something minimal, but music often flows in it’s own direction and when preparing it for release in this years BWLM it took a more rhythmic turn in it’s climax with chugging bass, arps and delayed kicks.
Something ominous promising violent change and the hopeful light peeking through the Dark Web.
December 8th 2018
Oestergaards – Maal niir

“Maal Niir” is the first example of Oestergaard’s new form. He now leaves the chaotic debut album Rötterna’s industrial ambient and goes towards a more quiet dystopian soundscape. Acoustic elements are mixed with electronics and field recordings, but the dense darkness is constantly present, as always.

Oestergaards makes music with a shimmer of mystery darker than Dragon Gate’s history. A dystopian world of sound with essences of Hälsinglands rural society and the desire to get away from the traditional trodden musical paths.
Some hear references with dark ambient guru Lustmords early works, others see references to the film world, but it is clear that Oestergaards feel at home in the dark sound chamber.Oestergaards (born 1977) based in Älvkarleby with a background as festival organizer in Hälsingland and the front figure in traditional Americana band breaks his story and focuses on the compilation of electronic music.
December 7th 2018
LEHNBRG – Guidance

The modern ambient sounds on Guidance can be described as a fusion of the softest of sound worlds, meditative states and thoughtfulness, where David’s wayward musicality is highly present and on display. That allows the experimental side of things to play a more audible role in both space and time.

In very short time David Lehnberg made a name for himself with his experimental electroica soloprojekt LEHNBERG, both as an energetic live artist and someone who delivers EPs and remixes with huge range both musically and geographically speaking.
David has traveled around the world numerous time on his own and as one of the two members of the indietronica band The Deer Tracks, and this is where his musical inspiration comes streaming from.
December 6th 2018
Kelp Forest – From this distant vantage point

Kelp Forest’s tracks spur from collaborative experimentation with drum machines, synthesizers, electric guitars and a variety of traditional instruments, creating a sound that combines modern electro with post-rock, synth-pop and psychedelia. Nature and living things inspire us – especially in the far future and distant past. ❤ (ΦωΦ)
Thank you for listening and remember to cherish the pale blue dot!
/Kelp Forest
Kelp Forest is Maximilan Karlander, Rikard Karlander & Pontus Liljeblad
December 5th 2018
Catterfly – Deep sea trench

Join an expedition down to the depths of the depths! What is hiding there? Emma Sörensen is called Catterfly as she explores and creates imaginative and dreamlike worlds. Her palette is acoustic instruments in an electronic mix.
December 4th 2018
Plasmafuse – She said hello

She said hello … is the feeling you get right in the heart when someone looks back with the special eye contact that means something special about this first contact.

Plasma Fuse is an electronica band that has grown out of the ground surrounding, industrial metal scene, but have replaced the guitars to synths and samplers. Plasma Fuse is also born out of interest in space, robots and the electronic world we live in. Members: Ronny Rasmusson, Erika Teljing & Erling Persson.
December 3rd 2018
Llarks – Allure

Llarks is the recording name for American ambient guitarist and computer musician Chris Jeely. His music uses guitar, laptop and tape manipulation to create multilayered melodic compositions. “Allure” is taken from the current recording sessions for a new album to be released in 2019. This song began life as part of the rehearsals for my appearance on the Tonalism stage at the U.S. festival Bonnaroo. My set time was 3am to 4am. As such, I recommend playing this song loudly at night. music / image by Llarks
Listen to the earlier two Tape Lamour releases from Llarks
ReflectionsRadio Starslide Forever
December 2nd 2018
AKB – Siren

Anna-Karin Berglund (AKB) is a musician and composer from Gävle, the electronica pearl by the ocean. Her piece Siren contains melodies moving slowly, forming a menacing, drone-like atmosphere where the soaring laments are able to float freely across the sonic panorama. Kind of like a monotonous chant on repeat, like a whistle or a wail, or your worst tinnitus episode.A lingering echo of tapered layers creates a backdrop of slender siren calls.

The first release under her own name came in April 2016 on the EP Söndagsbarn (via Lamour Records), where the four tracks carries clear influences from the 70-80’s ambient with its space-fragrant, cosmic soundscapes.

December 1st 2018
Sandklot – Jade

Sandklot is a duo resident in Stockholm. We make electronic music and video. Sometimes we film and sometimes we make sounds. Sometimes together and sometimes alone. Then it happens that we improvise combinations of sounds and images together. Soms, we play in what we thought went well and posted on the internet for public viewing.