Category: Musik

JAG ÄGNAR MIG MYCKET ÅT MUSIK. Jag har bl a ett metalband som heter Eucharist tillsammans med Daniel Erlandsson (Arch Enemy), Tobias Gustafsson (Revengia) och Matti Almsenius (Revengia). Men jag har nyligen tagit upp ett gammalt intresse, nämligen elektronisk musik. Så jag kommer att posta låtar på mitt SoundCloud-konto från det projektet och länka härifrån samt att du har möjligheten att nå mitt soundcloud-lonto från högerspalten. Jag postar naturligtvis här men även på Facebook och Twitter när jag lägger upp nåt nytt elektroniskt. Håll ögonen här om ni intresserar er för det. Annars kan ni läsa om metal i allmänhet och Eucharist i synnerhet.


FORFAX – My New Musical Project

Digital EP + one LP is out and another album is to be released at the end of August 2019!

The brand new FORFAX EP – “Inanna’s Descent Into the Underworld” AND the first full-length album “The Haunting Nightmare” is now available on Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, iTunes, Google Play Music and YouTube Music.
A second digital LP is to be released during August. But before we move on, we’d like to explain both the project as such and the three releases because there is some stuff that needs to be clarified before you head on!

Let me introduce you to FORFAX

Please, take ten minutes of your life and read my words, I ask you because I believe that you actually may gain something from it no matter which music you normally listen to.

Project FORFAX was born during spring 2018 in Rånäs, Norrtälje outside of Stockholm, Sweden. It consists of me and one secret person. This person is a big driving force behind FORFAX creativity and wishes to remain unknown. All the while I create all the music – all of the natural influences and the sole architecture of FORFAX playground is being prepared by the “silent” member. I will now talk about the music.

The Source

Some new kind of strange music has found its way out of my bizarre brain from the same source that Eucharist’s riff-making comes from. It is not metal and not techno. Its music is mainly instrumental Ambient but in so many different forms and shapes that it creates a whole world of different audible impressions which in turn affect the mind in an often meditative way. More about this later. FORFAX’s tracks are also long, repetitive and are built on monotonous rhythmic that can be truly mesmerizing when focusing on the music.

I will give you a tip: you are meant to listen to these instrumental tracks, ideally with headphones, and with your eyes closed and when you have the time to really focus on the music – just the way you would when listening to, let’s say, Frédéric Chopin‘s nocturnes, i.e. Classical music. This material has a potential meditative effect on the mind if you just close your eyes and focus on its tones and rhythmic. You should not zap through the tracks when your immediate instinct tells you that the tracks are too long (it is kind of a part of the treatment) – but rather stay where you are at and, if needed, withstand or endure the length of the tracks even though you may find its content disturbing, perhaps a bit psychotic or too repetitive or if the tones are too dark and depressive. Another reason to keep listen is that often after a long start the architecture of the tracks often change and thus the soundscape. Honestly – it pays off to focus and stay on the track! And don’t forget to close your eyes before this hypnotizing journey begin because that truly increases the experience.

The FORFAX Experience

Listening to FORFAX is more of an experience than a normal listening because it will take you through a wide artistic environment where no rules or limits apply but the imagination of – through this “silent” person – my own enhanced creativity.

If you decide to embark upon the FORFAX journey, mysterious things may begin to happen inside your mind on a spiritual level. Listen to how dampened, devilish horns and trumpets of madness are being blown from the depths of the burning underworld and are being mixed with sounds and different instruments to create a vast and highly meditative soundscape where tones of depression, sadness and melancholy meet obscure darkness in a demonic maze of monotonous, repetitive rhythmic. A place where horror, grief and despair but also beautiful harmonic tones will interact and stream into your soul like the current in a river that cuts through a fantastic and dreamy, mysterious landscape which will serve as the playground for your imaginative interpretation of the musical content of FORFAX – my pride and joy.

The EP

The EP entitled “Inanna’s Descent Into the Underworld” has five tracks. These tracks are of a mixed source or it has both the disturbing, dark and hypnotic elements but also tones of beautiful sadness and harmonic melancholy. They do not represent and are not a part of the two forthcoming albums!

FORFAX's new EP "Inanna's Descent Into the Underworld"
FORFAX – Inanna’s Descent Into the Underworld

Two Full-Length Albums

A year has passed since the start of this project and over 80 tracks have been produced. Out of them, we have chosen 12 tracks for one album and also 12 tracks for the second album. Here are a few words about the albums…

The first album – “The Haunting Nightmare” (digitally released) – contains the first part of the production year and we have gathered for this album the tracks that are dark, demonic, to some even musically disturbing and they are almost all very monotonous tracks that tend to build up from a very calm breeze in the beginning to a more powerful storm, so to speak. The tracks deal with sorrow, depression, darkness and despair.

The second album (unreleased – no title given yet) on the other hand, contains more mellow and more melodic tones and it is very hard to categorize the music because we feel they are in-between genres. The tracks are full of expressive feelings and emotions.

Every track is unique in its architecture and differs in tonality, sounds, instruments and the emotions which it evokes. While some tracks may really intrigue you others may not appeal to you at all or the opposite. This is our intention: to challenge the ear and mind of the listener. We dare to take pride from what we think is an amazing result! A result we now pass on to you!

FORFAX's new LP - The Haunting Nightmare
FORFAX – The Haunting Nightmare

We have done our bit – now it is time to succumb your souls with the jaws of insanity and the beauty of the darker, bizarre sides of the human being.

Thank you very much if you have read all the way down to here! It is greatly appreciated. You are also very welcome to leave feedback using comments here; both negative and positive, of course!

Now that you have been given a brief overview of the project and the results – why not check it out, for example on Spotify or YouTube Music, today?

And psssst…. if you like what you hear we’d be happy if you spread the word about FORFAX and if you dislike it – please, spread those thoughts anyway and let other people make up their own minds by listening to us themselves. Thank you again and have a nice day!


Återuppstoden Från Bortom Skuggorna…

(Non-Swedish speaking visitors – use Google Translate – No shit?! I mean it! *_* )

JAG HAR VÄCKT BLOGGAREN I MIG ÅTERIGEN och förhoppningsvis kommer han vara mer konsekvent med skrivandet den här perioden. Man kan ju alltid önska det i alla fall även om det är mest troligt att idioten upprepar sig. Men ärligt, jag skall bättra mig OM NI LÄSER skiten jag skriver så blir det roligare att skriva också. Fast enligt statistiken är det bra fart här ändå men det kunde ju bli mer aktivitet typ med kommentarer o.d. 

Okej, nog om den dyngan nu…


New baby added to the family

SO, IT HAS BEEN A LONG WHILE SINCE I WROTE HERE NOW and this isn’t exactly any breaking news either. I was just going to post a photo of my new TB-303 clone. I used to have the TB-3 from Roland but I sold that one and now I have a so called x0xb0x. Yes, it is spelled with zero’s because of historic reasons. The TB-303 was just one piece of machine in a series that included the SH-101, MC-202, TB-303, TR-505, TR-606, TR-707, TR-808 and TR-909 and to make it easy to refer to the series it has been called the x0x series where x= the numbers of the machiners depending on which one you refer to, but when you speak of the entire series you called it x0x-series. My new toy (Mabye now you understand the name better) is named TB-x0x and is called a x0x box, really, thus its name x0xb0x.


Latest YouTube Jamming Session #2 – Stockholm Brinner

This is my latest jamming session #2. I just enjoy playing with the stuff. This is a structured track though called Stockholm Brinner and it is pretty straight forward, really. Standard House/Trance-ish shit. More will come in the future. Hopefully a bit more fun stuff then. This is mostly to get to learn the video editing software so the jam sessions are very randomly performed. Plus I don’t really like having a camera over my shoulder but at the same time I’d like to make YouTube-videos for the sake of fun. Click on Read More to view the video.


Eucharist story updated

Corrections and spellcheck

I received a comment from one reader who corrected me about Sittard not being in Belgium but in Holland, too. And that there is no city called Zel Am See in Holland. Strange. I must have dreamt that one up. Anyway theses changes are corrected now and I also did a spellcheck, which I had forgotten and I am very sorry for that. It looked extremely bad written but by now things should be better! Please comment like Pim did if there is the least little thing on your mind you wonder about or want to ask etc. I’d love to answer your questions as far as I can.

Please comment like Pim did if there is the least little thing on your mind you wonder about or want to ask etc. I’d love to answer your questions as far as I can.

Cheers and thanks for visiting/reading!

Markus


Electronic Jamming Session Video

Jamming Session #1 – Electronic Project

I RECORDED A VIDEO OF A JAMMING SESSION with my electronic gear the other day. First time I made a half-half serious YouTube-video cuz I recorded the music as usual right into the computer with 96kHz quality so the sound is good but the output is too low on it, and then I smashed the audio and video together using Filmora video editor. I haven’t got the hang of it fully and I was just pretty eager to record and test the video editing software so that was really the main reason for the jamming session and it all It came out so-so.


Eucharist – The Naked Truth is Translated

FINALLY, MY FRIENDS, I CAN GIVE YOU THE English version of the Eucharist story. It has been a pleasure to work on this story with translation because I know now that so many more persons will get to read the story. And the stats shows that you are a whole lot of visitors coming here, roughly over 3600 uniqe visitors in two months is a good number! So I am very pleased with you that you keep visitng it and maybe you will spread the word about it too so that even more people will join us here. It’s just a blog but it’s fun to have readers.


About Translation of the EUCHARIST-Story

PEOPLE, METALHEADS, FANS – ALL YOU PEOPLE interested in the Eucharist-story – I am still in translation process but have been busy so I haven’t been working that hard with it but today I will grant the rest of the day to it so I hope to get the greater deal of it done today, at least this weekend it should be ready for you non-Swedish-speaking people. I just wanted you to know that I am still at it and have not forgotten about it or have neglected it at all. I’m looking forward to presenting it to you!


I’M SO BLOODY RESTLESS TODAY THAT I don’t know what I’m going to do. I know what it is but it doesn’t help me very much. I’m sitting here shaking my legs like a fucking steam engine… veeery old parts that is working like a beast. I hate when things like this happen to me. I swear it never shall happen but suddenly your in a situation where you just know you’re life is about to get fucked!´from behind and that is, of course, pleasant, but you want to be warned before, right? Or maybe you don’t you pervert!


Synthpop a la 80’s on SoundCloud

Sad story about a robot that can’t breath out atmosphere so he need to wear a gasmask. He’s so sad… He even hurts. :p