9 Apr 2008

MOUCHETOUBE - April.08 : Sandy Mouche's playlist // Tingsek - Too Many Feelings at the Same Time

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Magnus Tingsek, the musician from Malmö, releases today his third solo album: Too Many Feelings at the Same Time. We still remember Tingsek (2005) and World of it's own (2006) and, ten years ago, his forgotten band ewing.1, including Helena Josefsson.

According to his space, it has been two years since we last heard new music from Magnus Tingsek. Too Many Feelings At The Same Time is the new album and it is a large step forward – both musically and lyrically. Two years in the making it proves that the Swede from the southern town of Malmö has created his very own musical signature. In a cottage remotely situated in the depth of the “Skåne” countryside Magnus has with the help of his trusted brother and musical ally and brother Anders Tingsek (from Loosegoats), created the third chapter in the ongoing saga that is Tingsek. The revealing title hosts 10 tracks that are as deeply personal and equally unique as they are elevating and stirring. The album is the result of a tumultuous year for Magnus; a year filled with let downs and doubts, but also filled with hope and love – a year of many feelings. Tingsek’s musical expression has since the self-titled debut via 2006 years World Of It’s Own been as consistent as it has been unique. The soul and the disco are never far away but the acoustic folk-rock, doused with a sprinkle of Brill Building, shines through every now and again.

2008 Tingsek - Too many feelings at the same time

The song writing process differed this time around – instead of writing a bunch of songs – Magnus concentrated on an intense wave of creating, in many instances together with Anders. The isolation in that cottage made him lock himself in for 14 hours a day in the pursuit of the perfect musical surroundings for the new songs. He now instinctively knows what works best for his own songs; a skill that has made him chose to play most of the instruments himself this time.

Older brother Anders has always been important in Magnus creative process not only as a sounding board but as a committed song-writing partner and editor of ideas. Let is shine is the first single, a mix of soul and blues. Both You Amaze Me with it’s 80’s groove and the suggestive I’m Not Supposed to Be Like This started as Anders’s musical etches that Magnus reworked into songs that are both highlights on the album. Too Many Feelings At The Same Time is when all is said and done an album that works on many different levels, something that manifests itself with emphasis on many songs – from the exciting March Moon, via the declaration of love on Love Story to the achingly beautiful string filled soul ballad Coming back In from the Cold. It is an album that houses as many feelings as strong songs and confirms Tingsek’s position as one of Sweden’s most talented and original artists.


Alberto Fuente ("Lantartida") said...

I like his style. Nice voice and some sad lyrics. You should visit his myspace and listen to Tingsek's music. Some videos of youtube are also very interesting. World of its own is one of his best songs.

J.R. said...

What would have happened if Tingsek and Josefsson were already together in ewing.1? They could start a new band. Tingsek has got a huge talent.

Anonymous said...

What would have happened if Tingsek and Josefsson were already together in ewing.1? It could have been a great duo. They should play together again (a new song in Helena's new album?)