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“This time, the tempo moves upbeat and, if I can say so, it’s a little more mainstream and with far greater electronic embellishment and production than previously.”
“she’s found a killer hook.”
“For the first time since I first wrote about SoLBLoMMa three years ago I can say with hand on heart that the quirkiness, while I miss it, has been subjugated sufficiently for this song to chart seriously, and not only in Sweden.
She continues to move in another direction from most of her peers and that originality is deserving of success.”
Tuesday, November 26th, 2019
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The New Single “Magic Space Man” will be available on 15th of November 2019.
Thursday, October 31st, 2019
Today the Magic Rocket Man Single is released in all major digital stores.
See link beneath for additional links to stores
Magic Rocket Man – links
The story about this song could be many and this is one:
A dream of a love story, in a space colony, between a humanoid and an astronaut that disappeared in space.
The song was inspired by sci-fi movies, the moon landing, the Challenger & Columbia Space Shuttles and perhaps everything else too.
Promotion by Comedia Record Label & newsletter.
Magic Rocket Man will be followed by it’s sibling “Magic Space Man” on the 15th of November 2019.
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(Sweden) SoLBLoMMa – Charles de Gaulle (The Terminal Mix)
Stockholm’s Queen of Quirkiness returns with a re-mix of a track released earlier in the year – ‘Charles de Gaulle’. But this isn’t any old remix. It marks the return after 20 years no less of legendary Swedish producer Johan Vävare, known as the Brian Eno of his country, who apparently now resides in Vietnam and whose production skills have not been heard on any Swedish release since the late 1990s.
In the 80s and 90s Vävare established himself as one of Sweden’s leading music talents, with soundscapes and ideas that were integral parts of classic recordings with a host of Swedish stars too long to mention but which did include the Bowie-a-like Thomas di Leva, who is himself undergoing a renaissance at the moment.
I lost count of the instruments and paraphernalia Vävare’s added here – everything from a harpsichord to an alarm clock – but nothing overshadows the almost plaintive piano riff, which he left untouched. The line “Attention please, will all passengers travelling with SoLBLoMMa to Planet Earth please report to the information desk” is pure genius.
Vävare said, “One day I happened to find SoLBLoMMa online – an irresistible blend of Goldfrapp, Pippi Longstocking and Albert Einstein. I just had to make contact with her! I mean, how many other artists create IQ-tests in their spare time? I really love this song… Emptiness. Time that stands still. A crazy, lonely lady walking around the terminal talking to herself” … “The airplane will come and get me”. Her dreams of flying away… elsewhere… sometime… maybe…”
It speaks volumes about SoLBLoMMa’s idiosyncratic appeal that Vävare was tempted out of retirement to do this re-mix. She’s an acquired taste but more than ever we need these people operating at the margins of society to help keep us sane.
‘Charles de Gaulle (The Terminal Mix by Johan Vävare)’ was released as a single on September 14th and is featured on the EP ‘Come and Have a Coffee with Me at Charles de Gaulle’ (released September 28th).
That EP also features a remix by EvOLu who works with members of Depeche Mode and Peaches and contains the original single mix and two new remixes by Solblomma herself.