COB – Out of My Way

A few months back, singer Johanna Ström and myself released our first single under the name COB.

Quite a catchy electro-disco-pop tune with clear influences not only from the 70s disco scene but also from the retro-80s-synth-disco-pop scene that has been going on-and-off over the last decade or so.

The music and vocal melodies for the chorus were originally written in in Amsterdam in 2008 and recorded as a rough demo, not too dissimilar from what turned out to be the end product.

A re-recording was initiated in London in 2013 and about half a year later the remaining vocal parts and the lyrics were written by Johanna Ström.

Vocal recordings and the final instrumental tracks were laid down in Stockholm during the fall of 2014 and mixing and mastering took place during the winter 2014/2015.

Thank you Carl Johan Nordquist for input during the recording session and Peter Sundström for mixing and general input. Also thank you to Studio JAG who designed the cover art.

Hope you like it!

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Frank Ocean – Pink Matter

Melodology is back after a short break and a reorganisation among the playlists whereby whatever makes me go “Yeah!” is collected in a continuously updated playlist – check it out! All previous posts and whatever eventually is taken off the Yeah playlist can be found in the categorised playlists or The Archive.

Anyway, what better way to make a return than to listen to this very melodic and sad tune by Frank Ocean featuring André 3000 playing guitar and laying down some rhymes towards the end. So much love, so much pain, so much bluesy grooves!

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Martha & The Vandellas – Heatwave

It doesn’t get much more Motown than this epic Holland-Dozier-Holland tune.

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Gigi – Mother Is Sent Away

Powerful Ethiopian music!

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Dark Tranquillity – Misery’s Crown

The Gothenburg metal scene has truly created its own sound and Dark Tranquillity surely stand tall as one of the bands who started it all and who still produce great stuff.

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Holy Ghost – Wait And See

What a bass sound, what an amazing energy!

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Beirut – Nantes

Very nice indie-world-music mix from Zach Condon and his Beirut.

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