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Night Ice

Elias Krantz

Country & Eastern takes a bold step in a new direction when we release our first album in the Al Dente post-rock-indie-instrumental-krautrock-neojazz-alternative-electronic-psychedelic-experimental-pop genre, Night Ice by Elias Krantz on may 23, 2011. The release concerts will be held at Mosebacke on may 19 and at Debaser in Malmö on the 20th.

Elias’ first album “Island Rock” was released via Airwaves in 2007 to rave reviews.
While listening to his new album you might be reminded of Krautrock legends such as NEU! and Can, as well as modern post-rock in the vein of Tortoise, Four Tet and Caribou, but obviously Elias has a very personal and unique musical language.
He has been working on the follow up over the last two years and the result will be released on Country & Eastern on May 23rd.
The name of the album is Night Ice.
It’s hard to avoid hyperbole in texts like these but this album is indeed a huge step forward from his debut. More collaborations with a wide range of different musicians have allowed more ideas to be explored and developed. The result is an album in which your favorite track changes with every listen. Its brave, dynamic and as pure as they come. An album worthy of the two years spent on it’s details.”
”Tody Motmot” a video from Elias’ album Night Ice:

Igloo magazine says: ”If you are always in search of exotic sonic bliss, then put this album in your high priority shopping list. Night Ice will be a lovely addition to any eclectic collection of music. Strange beautiful streams of passion.” – full review

The album has also got a good review at eMusic and great swedish reviews in Dagens Skiva, Gaffa, Joyzine and Dagens Nyheter as well as an excellent write up in Sonic Magazine where one song is included on their sampler.  Links below

From may 22, 2012 Night Ice is available on LP as well

 


tracks

  1. Sun and Country (7:09)
  2. Tody Motmot (4:37)
  3. Ibon (4:38)
  4. Melting Point (5:51)
  5. Well, I Was just Thinking (3:21)
  6. Young Ends (5:03)
  7. Like Breathing (7:39)
  8. Allotropes (4:59)
  9. Headland (5:58)

musicians

On the album: Christopher Cantillo, organist Per Nystörm (The Concretes) violinist Jonas Lindgren (Fläskkvartetten), Sigge Krantz (Bitter Funeral Beer Band, Don Cherry) and the senegalese kora virtuoso Solo Cissokho.
Elias’ live band has Joel Danell (Musette m.m), Willam Carlstedt (Chicken El Diablo m.m.) och Christopher Cantillo (Anna Von Hauswolff m.m.).

more info

Release text in Swedish:
Al Dente post-rock-indie-instrumental-krautrock-neojazz-alternative-electronic-psychedelic-experimental-pop är den självklara etiketten för Elias Krantz nya skiva Night Ice som kommer ut på Country & Eastern-etiketten den 23:e maj. Med denna utgåva tar bolaget ett djärvt steg i en ny riktning.

Elias Krantz andra skiva Night Ice har vuxit fram under de senaste två åren. Man kan hitta drag av krautrocklegendarer som Neu! och Can och modern post-rock i samma anda som Tortoise, Four Tet och Caribou men det är tydligt att Elias har ett mycket personligt och unikt musikaliskt språk. I och med detta album tar Elias ett stort steg framåt: Samarbeten med en flera olika musiker har gjort att nya idéer utforskats och utvecklats. Resultatet är ett album där låtarna förändras för varje lyssning. Det modigt, dynamiskt egensinnigt och rättframt.

Albumet har mestadels spelats in av Elias själv men innehåller även samarbeten med bland andra trummisen Christopher Cantillo, organisten Per Nystörm (The Concretes) violinisten Jonas Lindgren (Fläskkvartetten), Sigge Krantz (Bitter Funeral Beer Band, Don Cherry) och senegalesiska koravirtuosen Solo Cissokho.
Live backas Elias upp av Joel Danell (Musette m.m), Willam Carlstedt (Chicken El Diablo m.m.) och Christopher Cantillo (Anna Von Hauswolff m.m.).
Releasekonserter: 19 maj på Mosebackeetablissemanget och 20 maj i Malmö på Debaser
Releasedatum 23/5

Svenska recensioner:
En hyllning i Sonic Magazine,
i Lira och i Nya Upplagan
9/10 i Dagens Skiva
5/6 i Gaffa
4/5 i Joyzine
4/5 i DN
4-6/6 i Nöjesguiden
8/10 i Zero Magazine

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