The End of a Chapter is Welcome

DSC_0555It’s taken over a year in full, not including writing the songs, to finish this album; from making fundamental arrangements on demo-recordings in early 2015 and decorating a wall with schedules of recording for each song, ideas and comments (see “Story” in the menu above). Even a budgeted project takes time, but naturally the now-budget-path is somewhat more irregular with occasional thorny bushes scratching your legs (oh, the suffering artist, oh!). In the end, no words are sufficient to describe, defend, make excuses for, praise or comment. I’ll leave it at welcome very much, here’s my album of the year! Crowdfunders are not forgotten, you kind spirits will receive the physical copy as soon as it is produced, very likely in the months to come! The Creek And the Carving is available on multiple electronic musical platforms, Spotify, iTunes, Facebook (in part), Soundcloud (in part), Amazon Music, Google Play, Deezer, Shazam and Tidal to name a bunch.

Thank you participants!

Credits:

(all pics by Kristofer Axén and Nina Paakkonen Sjöberg except where indicated)
DSC_0590Kristofer Axén – Voice, Guitars, Mandolin, Bass, Piano, Nord Electro, Additional shakers
CSC_1005Poul Amaliel – Drums, percussion and shakers
DSC_0597Ninotchka – Voice and harmonica
DSC_0582Josefin Peters – Electric Wind Instrument
DSC_0197Sebastian Ring – Vibraphone and congas
DSC_0563Isabelle Andö – Violins
Malin record-posingMalin Ahlberg – Hammond Organ 
IMG_0020Lisa Eriksson – Accordion    (photo: Sonny-Boy Gustafsson)
Additional Drunks (on ‘I’m Certain’) – Introducing the choir En Raksup, in drunken disorder:
Iryna Crawford
Wes-Lee Crawford
Ellinor Marcelo
Marvin Marcelo
Kyma Morera
Patrick Cody
Jeremy Marcelo
Anki Axén
Peter Axén

 

Recorded at Stable Studios, Eastman (Stockholm), in my studio appartment, and at Huseberg, Tjörn.

Written, recorded, produced and arranged by Kristofer Axén

Mix, recording and assistant production by Poul Amaliel

Assistant production and recording by Ninotchka

Mastered by Simeon Pappinen Hillert

Cover Design by Richard G. Lindström from Alikaii II by Emma Lindström and photograph by Nina Paakkonen Sjöberg



 

 

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