• Pikelet + Jens Lekman & Viktor Sjörberg, 17/7/2009, Salão Brazil, Coimbra

    7 Oct 2009, 00:58 by blacknail

    Fri 17 Jul – Indie songs don't lie - Jens Lekman & Pikelet

    Although it was like 2 months and a half ago that Coimbra met Jens Lekman, along with Viktor Sjöberg, Pikelet & Joe, I think I can still remember pretty much everything. I bet everyone present that night in Salão Brazil still remembers it too.

    So let's start with Pikelet, who I didn't know, helped by her friend Joe. As the other review mentioned, her sound (& voice) sometimes reminded me of Björk. While Pikelet made rhythms & beats with her drumsticks & voice, sampling them to create loops through pedals, played strings and sang along with them, Joe played percussion occasionally. Despite the sound problems with one of the mics, the gig went just fine, a good surprise to start the night with. I'll dig Pikelet music, for sure!

    And then the evening’s most expected moment started. As Jens Lekman (voice, guitar, harmonica), together with Viktor Sjöberg (laptop, samples) entered the stage the applauses began in a sold out Salão Brazil. …
  • 2007: 20 filmes, "15" músicas, 7 discos, 5 coisas de louco, 3 shows

    5 Feb 2009, 23:20 by silencio2046


    15 Filmes Memoráveis
    de Cláudio Assis, Baixio das Bestas (porque tem cor)
    15. de Adam Shankman, Hairspray
    14. de Gus van Sant, Paranoid Park
    13. de Todd Haynes, Não Estou Lá
    12. de Robert Rodriguez, Planeta Terror
    11. de Pascale Ferran, Lady Chatterley
    de Alain Resnais, Medos Privados em Lugares Públicos (porque tem gente)
    10. de David Silverman, Os Simpsons - O Filme
    9. de Hsiao-hsien Hou, Le Voyage du Ballon Rouge
    8. de Werner Herzog, O Sobrevivente
    7. de William Friedkin, Possuídos
    6. de Ang Lee, Desejo e Perigo
    de Lina Chamie, A Via Láctea (porque tentou)
    5. de José Padilha, Tropa de Elite
    4. de David Fincher, Zodíaco
    3. de Brad Bird & Jan Pinkava, Ratatouille
    2. de Eduardo Coutinho, Jogo de Cena
    1. de David Lynch, Império dos Sonhos

    5 Descobertas
    em José Mojica Marins, o Zé
    em William Friedkin, o metrô
    em Jorge Furtado, mais
    em Tobe Hooper, o horror
    em Hayao Miyazaki, a criança



    "15" Grandes Canções
  • Rintihan pengingat kecupan dari Swedia

    6 Apr 2008, 07:19 by sayapimaji

    And I Remember Every Kiss

    Swedia mungkin adalah salah satu lokasi geografis yang bisa jadi jaminan mutu musik bagus, minimal kalo mau nyari musik non-US dan non-UK. Salah satu nama dari negeri itu yang belakangan menarik perhatian adalah Jens Lekman. Berbeda dengan ekspektasi kebanyakan orang terhadap pop eropa, Jens malah bikin lagu bertema cinta yang lugu dan sinis, tanpa bermaksud terlihat romantik dan sophisticated.

    Lagu "And I Remember Every Kiss" adalah satunya. Lirik yang 'dingin' di lagu ini diimbangi dengan orkestrasi yang megah. Pada umumnya musik pop yang mengeksploitasi unsur orkestra hanya akan memaksimalkan seksi gesek, Jens tidak segan-segan memasukkan roll timpani sebagai pelengkap suara-suara menyayat yang standar. Setelah verse pertama selesai dinyanyikan, di bagian berikutnya unsur orkestrasi menyeruak -malah terkesan mendominasi pengalaman audio lagu ini.

    Dan Jens pun menambah daftar panjang musisi satiris yang berusaha melihat sisi lain dari situasi patah hati sambil menyanyikan bait…
  • I am so bored

    22 Mar 2008, 00:17 by SchebbARN

    01. How did you get into 29?
    Randomly downloaded I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass after i read about it on a couple of end-of-the-year lists.

    02. What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
    Probably Extraordinary Machine.

    03. What's your favorite lyric by 33?
    You drop the first ten years just as fast as you can
    And the next ten people who are trying to be polite
    When you're blowing eighty-five days in the middle of France
    Yeah, I know it gets tired only where are your friends tonight?

    04. What is your favorite album by 49?
    Begin to Hope

    05. How many albums by 13 do you own?
    One (not counting EPs; if so, then two).

    06. What is your favorite song by 50?
    Tokyo Moon

    07. Is there a song by 39 that makes you sad?
    Not really.

    08. What is your favorite song by 15?
    Right now, Missed the Boat.

    09. What is your favorite song by 5?
    Um... Maybe Sparrow? Hold On, Hold On? I don't know...

    10. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy?

    11. What is your favorite album by 40?
  • Favourite albums of '07 part one: #30-#21

    31 Jan 2008, 18:27 by Orange_Anubis

    I'm a bit late! But I'm glad I took my time. I heard a couple of brilliant albums from last year for the first time this January, and it would have been horrible to miss them out. All the same, there's still bound to be great music missing from this countdown, just because I haven't heard it yet.

    I did get to enjoy a huge amount of music last year, though. And I wouldn't have heard many of the albums I'm about to write about without introductions from some of my Last.fm mates. So big shout-outs to Nialloleary, Post-Rocker, PudsWoods and CvaldaVessalis. Cheers, lads. :)

    Don't even ask me how I arrived at my Top 30. Suffice to say, there was a spreadsheet and a ridiculously complicated formula, which I proceeded to ignore whenever the results didn't feel right...

    30. Turzi - A
    In Turzi's seductively restless world, a slightly krautrockier Kraftwerk meets the film scores of John Carpenter. And blimey, the urgency. Every track on this album is queasy with unresolved…
  • my 2007 songs

    26 Dec 2007, 13:54 by 3lmo

  • I Still Remember, I Will Still Remember

    14 Dec 2007, 12:38 by michael_wood

    Wed 28 Nov – Jens Lekman, The Rosie Taylor Project

    This review is a cut down version of on from www.dalliance.co.uk:

    There is an A-Board outside an urban church in the middle of Leeds City centre opposite a barbers shop that charges three times the cost of a ticket for this evening's entertainment for a short back and sides and time passes in fashionable bars waiting for the doors of the church to open.

    The A-Board reads: "Tonight Jens Lekman" and tonight can never be as good as one hopes it will be. Jens Lekman, a guitar, later a percussionist and an hour or so of pooled honesty.

    Drawing mostly from his recent release Night Falls Over Kortedala Lekman comes over as a thin voiced raconteur picking out stripped down versions of his compositions and detailing them with additions. Postcard To Nina comes with a good few minutes extra storytelling and one half of the audience laugh madly…
  • If you have a chance to see Jens, GO! (and be prepared to stay)

    6 Nov 2007, 01:10 by heatherc

    Jens Lekman is easily among my top 10 live performers right now; probably among the top 5. I love his cd's (though I wish there were a bit less of the high-pitched, xylophone-type sounds on the new album), but I could also see how someone might think he is too precious. But when you see him live, unless you’re a particularly uptight person, you just can't help but have fun. He's so joyous up there.

    Friday's Logan Square show was the fourth time I've seen him and he has yet to disappoint (though I can't really say I think he's getting better either; he came in at the top and has pretty much stayed there). The first time I saw him was at Schubas March 5, 2005. His opening band was The Impossible Shapes and then they backed Jens up for his set (several of them are the guys currently in Magnolia Electric Company). I'm not sure how many people were at the 200-capacity venue, but it wasn't sold out. Before he finished the show he told us that if we wanted to stick around, he would come out and play a few more songs. …
  • 5000 Songs

    25 Mar 2006, 22:22 by jerkameleon

    10. Great Lake Swimmers - I bought their self-titled cd after joining last.fm (this is a key theme to most of the artists in my top 10). I have a bit of a thing anything Michigan related, which includes the Great Lakes (but not this band). Favorite track (forgive the redundancy): Great Lake Swimmers

    8. Death Cab for Cutie and The Weepies - I don't think I got any new DCFC cd's since joining, but I have gotten several singles including the cover of Daniel Johnston's "Dream Scream" which is probably my favorite Death Cab song (yeah I know, it's sad that my favorite song of theirs is a cover). I downloaded a digital copy of "Say I Am You" by The Weepies in December and then downloaded "Happiness" a little while ago. They have quite the amazing pair of voices, and "Say I Am You" helped me through some pretty rough times. Favorite Songs: DCFC - "Dream Scream", The Weepies - "Somebody Loved"