28 Apr 2005

Helena Josefsson, backing singer at AGM Studios (VII): Winokur's "I love you more"

Junk Musik, Sweden's first Internet-only music distribution and publishing company, has released the digital single "I love you more" by Justin Winokur.

Justin Winokur recorded his first solo album at AGM Studio in 2003 with Christoffer Lundquist, Jens Jansson and Helena Josefsson. "Thirteen songs about love" was published in 2004.

The song has reached number 40 on the Swedish download charts!

23 Apr 2005

P, C & C have a party in their heads (VI): Nick Lowe and goofing around in the studio

Nick Lowe (born Nicholas Drain Lowe, March 24, 1949, Walton-on-Thames) is an English singer-songwriter, bass guitarist and producer who records and performs in a number of different musical styles. He currently lives in Brentford, London. He performed in Gothenburg today.

My big idol Nick Lowe performs in Gothenburg today and I want to see that. I’ve been goofing around in the studio with Clarence Öfwerman, Christoffer Lundquist, Jens Jansson and Helena Josefsson. Slowly but surely we’re putting new material together. I have a frame, an external skin that I try to fill with content. The feeling is similar to the one I had when I worked with Mazarin, something I do for my own, without compromises and much involvement. A feeling of freedom. We will see what it will result with.
Per Gessle

How many artists make their best albums after 30 years in the business? At our release party we talked about the strange fact that authors (mostly) get better and better, while many of our favourite bands (mostly) reach their peak and slowly head downwards after 10 years or so. That seems to be true for many artists, but not all. And certainly not for Nick Lowe (56), who played a couple of hours ago. At the moment, I really can’t think of any pop musician from the same generation who follows this unusual path. Any suggestions?
Anders Mildner (Junk Musik)
Anders Mildner

19 Apr 2005

P, C & C have a party in their heads (V): Junk Musik release party

What are Christoffer Lundquist doing? Easy. While some Swedish artists sign an open letter to stop the downloading of their work, others find Internet a fast, easy and simple way to release music. This is the case of Junk Music, a publishing company founded in the spring of 2004 by Christoffer Lundquist, Jens Jansson, David Birde, Magnus Börjeson and Anders Mildner.

Lundquist, Jansson and Birde are members of the Swedish band Brainpool. Börjeson and Mildner worked together in Beagle.

Junk Musik became the first Swedish company to abandon the CD and release their first single online. The single in question is “Lady Gwendoline” by Metro Jets (David Birde and Magnus Börjeson). The song was recorded on Monday 18, mixed by Christoffer early yesterday morning and put on sale online a few hours later at the price of 10 SEK (approx. €1). Singles by Brainpool, Florian Horwath and Justin Winokur are also available via Junk Musik’s website.

By the way, Florian Horwath has premiered today his video When the light came around. The song was recorded at Aerosol Grey Machine Studio and produced by Christoffer Lundquist.

Florian Horwath is an Austrian songwriter and singer that lives in Berlin. Last winter, he contacted with Christoffer Lundquist in order to record his first album in the Aerosol Grey Machine Studio. Florian connected very fast with Chris and the other musicians (David Birde and Jens Jansson, from Brainpool). His style, that many compare to Cat Stevens, helped.

Florian has released his new album, We are all gold, in Germany and now Junk Musik will publishes a digital single, When the light came around (30.04.2005). He could tour with David Birde and Jens Jansson in Austria and Germany this spring.

Welcome to Junk!

Yesterday, Metro Jets arrived at Christoffer Lundquist’s studio at 10 AM. They chose which song to record and got to work. At 12 PM the recording session was finished and the band returned home.
Christoffer started mixing at 7 AM today, and a couple of hours later Magnus Börjeson drove to the studio and got the file.

Now, we’re insanely happy to be able to present it to you. Metro Jets’ new single is magnificent. It’s called “Lady Gwendoline”. Metro Jets describes it as “Big pop in a big room”. We say it’s a big step for a small publishing house. Today, we have become the first Swedish company to abandon the cd.

Metro Jets single is now released. You can preview and buy it here, together with our other three new singles, from Brainpool (SWE), Florian Horwath (AU) and Justin Winokur (USA). You will find them all on our Singles page.

We have worked like crazy. We haven’t slept. But we were able to keep our deadline and the artists have recorded beautiful material. Now we will CELEBRATE. Our release party is at KB, Malmoe, 18.00 tonight. Join us! And once again, welcome to Junk.

Love, Junk staff

Anders Mildner (Junk Musik)

Anders Mildner