Next Stop: HorizonBooker: Sebastian Tim
NEXT STOP: HORIZON is Pär Hagström & Jenny Roos from Gothenburg, Sweden. Their music is so special that I had to really, really rack my brain a bit to come up with some composition of words to possibly explain their sound. Here‘s what I got down on paper:
„Kurt Weill-esque, achingly unique, anarchic and melodramatic music of bizarre beauty.“
I would also like to add that their music sounds archaic and totally contemporary at the same time. How the hell they do this is beyond me … but it‘s true. Here‘s a little letter from the band. Maybe it‘ll help us understand...
(Dirk Darmstaedter, Tapete Records)
Dear fellow human being,
We would like to write you a few lines about NEXT STOP: HORIZON.
That's our band. Or the name of the little ship in which we sail. The band and us. We want you to know that we know exactly where we are going. The horizon.
We spent the whole winter that now lays behind at our own recording studio in Gothenburg, recording the NEXT STOP: HORIZON debut album. We wanted to try out a few things that we had thought of for quite a while. We wanted to find new sounds. And old sounds. We wanted to create soundly images of who we were that specific winter. What we dreamed about. What we cared for. How we felt. Who we wanted to be.
It's all there, on the album. We recorded all the melodies we could hear in our heads and invited the finest musicians and friends we could think of to add their own feel to it, and tiny fragments of their minds. On top of that we put a certain amount of snow and rain and wind, along with pictures of warmer places which we dreamed about. And echoes from lands so far away that no one can go there. It turned out to sound like music. Our music.
We hope that you will enjoy our album. And that you will let go, and let the music take you to places you haven't been to before.
We don't have a clue what our next album will sound like.
We just know that there will be one.
We also hope to see you on tour this fall!
With love, Pär & Jenny