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 Malm√∂ on the 20th.
Elias' first album ‚ÄúIsland Rock‚ÄĚ 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:¬†
There is a new video of "Young Ends" at the vinyl page.
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