A few Swedish artists have gone out of the way to include me in their recording process. This is an unintended bonus of having this Swedish music blog but it is also one of the special things that sets it apart and makes it worthwhile for me. So I was thrilled to receive an email from Thomas Denver Jonsson announcing new demo’s available from his upcoming project. If you’ve been a Swedesplease reader over the last 2 years you’ve no doubt heard Thomas’ music. Most likely you’ve enjoyed his solo recordings but you may have also been intrigued by his minimalist electronic experimentations with the duo A Perfect Friend.
These new songs are stripped-down acoustic numbers that will probably show up on TDJ’s next record. These are like the first rudimentary charcoal sketch by a painter or the dress rehearsel of a local opera company. “Only for Beginners” is a half-whispered affair with gently picked acoustic guitar. The setting of the song, the beautiful vocals and the glimpses of highly descriptive lyrical phrases make this song perfect for repeat listens (esp late at night). As time goes on these songs will be edited, overdubbed, re-worked and perfected in time for a 2007 release of Thomas’ third record. Enjoy.