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Saturday, 5 March 2011

Griff says; Symfoniorkestern and the Summer we grew up

I've written about Symfoniorkestern before ('here' to be precise) and if you missed it, then today is your chance to catch up. Symfoniorkestern, formed in 2007, is a music collective from Sweden who make experimental, but accessibly poppy, indie songs notable for their clever arrangements and unexpected mix of instruments. The line-up of the collective seems to be in a constant state of flux and their page states that the current members are:

Anyone who likes to join.
Pär - Anything
Hanna - Singing and C flute
Staffan - Saxophone
Martin - Bass Guitar
Nils - Choir and Bass Guitar
Jan - Lyrics

Nicely inclusive, we think. So any Swedish Streetlamp readers out there who have been looking for somewhere to exhibit their french horn skills, for instance, this could be your big break. We look forward to hearing you.

The reason I'm writing about Symfoniorkestern today is that they got in touch this week to let us know that the first official video from their upcoming EP is now released (below). One of the nicest things about Symfoniorkestern is their imaginative and entertaining music videos, and this is no exception. The song, a sunny slice of Scandinavian indie-pop, is called Sommardepression '11 and is accompanied by wonderfully evocative, grainy, home-video footage of a typical family at play. The washed-out colours and scratched and faded domestic scenes should immediately awaken memories of your own childhood Summers, and left this particular viewer in an ambiguously pleasing but melancholy mood of nostalgia.
As ever, the song is available as a free MP3 download from the band's website. You can also explore their excellent back catalogue while you're there. The band can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.



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