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RELEASE May 22 2015FORMAT DigitalCATALOG NUMBER TIF001 LABEL This Is Forte
RURAL LIFE is the sophomore album by Stockholm based instrumental trio HEARTS NO STATIC. After a long hiatus the band is back with a new release. This time on their own label This Is Forte.
A slim set of instrumentation is featured on 'Rural Life' creating a warm soundscape with subtle excursions in melody making. From the slow opening track 'Norrlands Kalifornien' to the punchy closing track 'Poor Bastard' thrifty guitars are featured alongside the distinct drums, warm Fender Rhodes and a just a few more analog instruments.
HEARTS NO STATIC released the debut album 'Motif' during 2009 on hyped German label Bureau B (Cluster, Faust, Roedelius) and received good reviews in UK and the US. A baby boom and various line-up changes later, now their sophomore album will be released.The album is recorded at Telefonstudion and Möre Studio in the south of Stockholm back in 2012. Mixed by Linus Larsson (Peter Bjorn & John, Ane Brun) and mastered by Linus Giertta (Blanka, Mammut Soundtrack, The Grand Opening).HEARTS NO STATIC is Otto Johansson, John Roger Olsson and Mikko Singh. All songs written, performed, produced and recorded by HEARTS NO STATIC. Additional instrumentation by Johan Norin (trumpet) and Sofie Östrand (cello). Artwork by Karl-Johan Svanström.
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