The series of posts ‘A Singular Soundtrack’ features music videos of songs that the Decimononic’s team finds inspirational. We are most pleased to share with you songs that match the aesthetic sensibility of Decimononic and give shape to its universe.
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Back in 1990 three Swedish kids (Gotte Ringqvist, Stefan Brisland-Ferner and Rickard Westman) went to see a performance of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, with music performed by a.o. Olov Johansson. The experience was so impressive that they decided to start a band: Garmarna. Shortly afterwards, Jens Höglin enrolled the group and Emma Härdelin, a long-time friend of the band, joined the band as vocalist in 1993. The debut album of this flok-rock band, ‘Vittrad’ (Withered), released in April 1994, was nominated for a Swedish Grammy, and their second album, ‘Guds Spelemän’ (The fiddlers of God) received the Swedish Grammy award as Album of the Year 1996.
With lyrics in Swedish, ‘Gamen’ belongs to third full-length album of the band: ‘Vedergällningen’ (Vengeance). We are captivated by the wild energy of this song and its exquisite balance between tradition and modernity.
Performer Erica Mulkey (aka Unwoman) is a solo musical artist from San Francisco, California. She began playing cello at nine years of age and piano at eleven, and also plays cello banjo and theremin. Thanks to her personal style, she has self-produced eight solo albums and recently completed her seventh successful Kickstarter campaign.
As we said in this interview, we have been supporters of Erica’s work for a long time and we adore the delicate and eclectic combination of Erica’s voice with electronic layers and classical instruments like her cello. ‘The Snowstorm’ is the ninth track of the album ‘The Fires I Started’.
Three times nominated for a New Zealand Music Award, Jordan Reyne is an experimental musician born in New Zealand. She lived in Germany from 2006 to 2011, relocating then to London. Combining folk noir and industrial, her style challenges any categorization.
The song ‘The Proximity of death (blue eyed boy)’ was included in the fifth album of Jordan Reyne, ‘How the dead live’. This album, launched in 2009, was an Arts Council and Department of Conservation commission based on one of New Zealand’s first pioneer women who arrived in New Zealand from Gravesend London in 1874. Both Irene and I are big fans of Jordan Reyne and choosing a single song has not been easy, but we do love the strength and symbolism of this one.