Alright this may be a stretch. Ana Laan was born in Madrid but raised in Sweden (she’s a blond so that’s something right?). Her mother is American, her father a Spanish professor of literature. Her debut disc was 2004′s Oregano admittedly she’s more Spanish than Swedish as she sings in her native language and is now also a resident of Madrid. But I can’t ignore the fact that her music is in debt to the Swedish pop sound…underneath the spanish guitars and percussion their is an ever so slight electronic undercurrent so common in Swedish music over the last 25 years.
Oregano was produced by Leo Sidran and the three songs below run the gamut from loungy electronica to pure spanish inflected folk. Although this disc came out on Nardis, it seems they are selling it through Cd Baby…click here to purchase.