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Roskilde Festival
I came home from the Roskilde Festival about a week ago, and it was an incredible experience, once again. Great camp, great music, great atmosphere, great food, great weather. Just great!
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I stayed in a much bigger camp with more than just one person I actually knew this time (we were actually about 30 people), so the social part of the festival was incredible. So many amazing people, and we had so much fun with drinking games and card games and cooking food stuff together and just general fun times. Much better than last year, and last year was honestly pretty great too.
The music was incredible once again. My favorite concert was Damon Albarn, where I rocked out completely to almost all the songs. He’s so much fun on stage. Favorite song of the concert was Mr. Tembo, which is also my favorite song off his new album. And De La Soul just happened to drop by for Feel Good Inc. It was nuts.
Other favorites were Aoife O’Donovan, which was a really intimate and chill concert, and Perotá Chingó for much the same reason, but one was country and the other was latin folk. Jack White was also pretty damn great, he had so much energy. I didn’t know any of his solo music, but closing the entire festival with Seven Nation Army seems like a pretty good call - it was intense.
I can’t wait til next year!

Roskilde Festival

I came home from the Roskilde Festival about a week ago, and it was an incredible experience, once again. Great camp, great music, great atmosphere, great food, great weather. Just great!

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Chad VanGaalen - Shrink Dust

I pre-ordered this album way back before it was released, and it finally arrived just before the Roskilde Festival. It’s an interesting new direction for Chad VanGaalen, and is probably the most cohesive album yet. It has a more folksy sound, which I don’t mind at all.

Because it was a pre-order, it came with a limited edition mini-zine thing with drawings of cool-ass frisbee moves, made by VanGaalen (as is his style, everything he creates features stuff pretty much only created by himself, such as album art, other art, the music, the videos etc etc etc - a one-man wonder). I also bundled the purchase with a t-shirt featuring the before mentioned frisbee moves, and it’s fucking awesome. Favorite t-shirt.

Now I’m just waiting for VanGaalen to come to Denmark here in September, it’s gonna be fantastic!

Also, sorry about the blurry picture..! (The flannel shirt in the pic was bought at Roskilde to uphold my tradition of one shirt from there each year.)

Dry the River - Shallow Bed
I felt this deserved its own separate post. It randomly popped up in the record store I worked in just before I stopped. It’s one of my favorite albums, and I already owned it on CD, but I definitely wanted it on LP too. I highly recommend it, if you can get over the fairly blatant religious influences (which I reckon is its only downside, the music is amazing, and so are most the lyrics). I don’t like music being preachy, but I guess that’s a discussion for another time.
I’m also quite excited about their new album, although it seems just as preachy, if not more.

Dry the River - Shallow Bed

I felt this deserved its own separate post. It randomly popped up in the record store I worked in just before I stopped. It’s one of my favorite albums, and I already owned it on CD, but I definitely wanted it on LP too. I highly recommend it, if you can get over the fairly blatant religious influences (which I reckon is its only downside, the music is amazing, and so are most the lyrics). I don’t like music being preachy, but I guess that’s a discussion for another time.

I’m also quite excited about their new album, although it seems just as preachy, if not more.

I lost my job. I turned 18, and now I’m too expensive for my workplace to keep me, which is a real bummer… I really loved working there, and I’ll definitely miss it. The last month I worked there was after I was 18 though, and I couldn’t get regular pay, so they gave me in-store credit instead. I spent it on getting some classics I felt I needed in my collection.
Luckily, the guy that’s taking over my job is a good friend, and I made sure he got it. So if anybody goes to Accord in Lyngby, say hi to Joachim if he’s there, and reminisce about me not being there! Now I gotta go out and find a new job, as I’m most likely gonna move out in August.

I lost my job. I turned 18, and now I’m too expensive for my workplace to keep me, which is a real bummer… I really loved working there, and I’ll definitely miss it. The last month I worked there was after I was 18 though, and I couldn’t get regular pay, so they gave me in-store credit instead. I spent it on getting some classics I felt I needed in my collection.

Luckily, the guy that’s taking over my job is a good friend, and I made sure he got it. So if anybody goes to Accord in Lyngby, say hi to Joachim if he’s there, and reminisce about me not being there! Now I gotta go out and find a new job, as I’m most likely gonna move out in August.

Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes EP

This CD is the single rarest piece of music I own. It’s only released in 50 copies, and it was sold at Fleet Foxes’ very first couple of local shows. It’s the very first thing they ever created. I was lucky enough to be awake when it was put up for sale on Discogs for $200, and I bought it immediately. It feels so weird actually owning this, as I’ve been wanting to find it for quite a long time. Last time it was sold on Discogs was over 3 years ago.

It also happens to be my favorite release by Fleet Foxes. I’m not a big fan of their current style, and this EP is much more rock-oriented.

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper - Ripely Pine
This is beginning to warm up as one of my absolute favorite albums from last year. It’s such a great record, and is highly recommended.

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper - Ripely Pine

This is beginning to warm up as one of my absolute favorite albums from last year. It’s such a great record, and is highly recommended.

Jesca Hoop - The House that Jack Built
I’ve recently been listening to a lot of Jesca Hoop’s stuff, after randomly stumbling upon it. However, she also manages to make some of the worst album art to some of the greatest music. Shame how that works sometimes…

Jesca Hoop - The House that Jack Built

I’ve recently been listening to a lot of Jesca Hoop’s stuff, after randomly stumbling upon it. However, she also manages to make some of the worst album art to some of the greatest music. Shame how that works sometimes…

TacocaT - NVM
This album is really great. Absolutely fun stuff, beautiful vinyl and I had a neat dream of some of my friends singing along to made up lyrics from it. Which was weird, but sorta cool in hindsight.

TacocaT - NVM

This album is really great. Absolutely fun stuff, beautiful vinyl and I had a neat dream of some of my friends singing along to made up lyrics from it. Which was weird, but sorta cool in hindsight.

Chad VanGaalen - RSD release: I Want You Back 7”
Catching up on posting some stuff that actually arrived a good while ago. This is the limited edition 7” that was released for Record Store Day. Really exciting to have in my ever-growing VanGaalen collection!

Chad VanGaalen - RSD release: I Want You Back 7”

Catching up on posting some stuff that actually arrived a good while ago. This is the limited edition 7” that was released for Record Store Day. Really exciting to have in my ever-growing VanGaalen collection!

Travelling Tribes + Hanuman5, Feb 22 at Templet in Lyngby
I was at the Roskilde festival last year and one of my favorite concerts was Travelling Tribes. I play the cello myself, so I was very excited to see an unconventional use of the cello in a psychedelic folk-rock act. Lil, the cellist, did all sorts of cool things I never even considered doable in music, like doing pizzicato below the bridge and using the bow on the bridge itself. I spoke shortly with her after that concert, and complimented their music and such. I later bought their album Everything Seems to Change, and have been enjoying it a lot. I was very excited to be able to see them again, and very rightly so. I went to the concert with a good friend who didn’t know them, and I’m happy to say that he ended up really blown away.
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The concert started with the backup band Hanuman5 playing eclectic rock. Lots of great jams, some saxophone in one track, sweet effects on the lead guitar, and great vocals. I was overall very impressed. I will definitely be checking out their stuff in the near future.
After they were finished and had “cleared the stage of bad spirits”, Travelling Tribes went on. And then there proceeded what seemed like a timeless voyage through sound. It was absolutely stunning, and in a different way than the Roskilde concert. This venue was much more intimate, the sun wasn’t beaming down on you, and there wasn’t that many people. They played lots of new material as well as stuff from their album. I had been so excited to see what Lil would do with her cello this time, and I was not let down! It was so cool.
After the concert, my friend and I went and spoke with the band members. They were really nice, and seemed really appreciative of us liking their music. I spoke a lot with the cellist about cello stuff, and got all four members to sign my Everything Seems to Change LP. Also, my friend (who plays percussion and primarily congas) got to speak with the drummer quite a bit, who happened to be really big on afro music, so now my friend is going for lessons with him!
Overall, it was an absolutely amazing experience.

Travelling Tribes + Hanuman5, Feb 22 at Templet in Lyngby

I was at the Roskilde festival last year and one of my favorite concerts was Travelling Tribes. I play the cello myself, so I was very excited to see an unconventional use of the cello in a psychedelic folk-rock act. Lil, the cellist, did all sorts of cool things I never even considered doable in music, like doing pizzicato below the bridge and using the bow on the bridge itself. I spoke shortly with her after that concert, and complimented their music and such. I later bought their album Everything Seems to Change, and have been enjoying it a lot. I was very excited to be able to see them again, and very rightly so. I went to the concert with a good friend who didn’t know them, and I’m happy to say that he ended up really blown away.

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