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John Alexander Ericson


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October 12th, 2009

John Alexander Ericson’s remarkable Uk debut album marks the culmination of a number of personal journeys, from his native Sweden via Berlin to London where he now lives and from a background in electronica, via rock with his brother’s band Alberta Cross, to a very personal blend of songwriting that draws on all these experiences.

Taking a distinctly European approach to his craft, which both recalls and updates influences such as P.J.Harvey, Jacques Brel andDavid Bowie and Brian Eno’s collaborations it’s appropriate that Berlin forms such a major part of the album’s artistic and personal geography.

Many of the songs were written during his stay in the city (including standout tracks ‘Mary Song’ and ‘Let It All Come’) where Alex had his studio in Weissensee (from Der Weisse See or The White Sea hence the album’s title). The cover art also pays homage in being a photograph of the city taken from the Warschauer Brücke / Warsaw Bridge which also gives Alex’s label ‘Warsaw Recordings’ its name.

Following his move to London and the composition of songs such as ‘Over The Darkness And Over The City’ and ‘Blinded By Highways’ Alex took the decision to write and produce the album himself in the very different, but still traditionally rock’n’roll location of a cottage deep in the isolated Welsh countryside near Porthmadog.

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  • Ricro

    great singer/musician ...

    3 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Ambyon

    Why so few listeners? Nice group !

    9 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Seanytron

    Loveeee. Please come to Newcastle

    2 May 2012 Reply
  • Parklife-de

    "Always leave them wanting more, Johanna" is such a beautiful song!

    24 Sep 2010 Reply
  • noble_squire

    hi, can you stop sending me spam please? i've received dozens of emails from you and your label, which i didn't ask for, and in which i have no interest. i have asked several times to be removed from your mailing list, but i've received no reply, apart from MORE unwanted promo emails. it's fucking annoying. please stop it. thanks, ed.

    12 Mar 2010 Reply
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  • Schizophrenia86

    Nur so wenige Hörer? Eine Schande ist das. Geniale Musik.

    19 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Spanky86

    lalala, nice

    9 Dec 2006 Reply

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