Last friday my new digital single “Do We Do Love’s Bidding? was released across all the usual streaming platforms ie. Spotify, Apple Music / iTunes etc, as well as on Bandcamp for streaming or download.
As always use Bandcamp for any direct download purchases as it’s the only platform who seems to have the best interest of musicians at heart:
But Spotify and the like is of course also an option:
“Do We Do Love’s Bidding?” has been a stable of Tidebound live shows for long time, but in this homestudio-recorded version it gets a slightly more symphonic treatment to supplement the usual DIY-approach of fingerpicked guitar and speak-singing, where layers of synth-strings, treated electric guitar and backing vocals from collaborator Laura Noszczyk (Solyara, AEX) are added into the mix.
My new single “Cradle” is out now on all major platforms! Available for streaming and download on bandcamp via the player below:
“Cradle” was recorded at home during the past long and strange year, but has been played live as far back as 2018. It features longtime collaborator Laura Noszczyk on keyboards and backing vocals, and represents a somewhat more fleshed out and band-like sounding recording compared to earlier output. Something that is very much the result of hours alone in the home-studio during the long lockdown.
“Black River & Other Bodies of Water” is almost a year old, and I thought it was time to make it available on Spotify as well, and over the coming weeks it will be available on all the usual streaming and download music platforms.
If you use Spotify it would mean the world to me if you would take the time to follow Tidebound there, which you can do by clicking the button below.
Also, coming up next month is my first shows abroad, which of course is exciting, namely two shows in Berlin, listed below. Both are with my friend Simon, who plays as Own Road.
I’m extremely happy to annonce that “Black River and Other Bodies of Water” is out now, streaming on bandcamp, as a digital download and as 12″ vinyl! Get it here. A limited handmade CD-r version will follow later.
Again thanks to everyone involved with the making of this release: Laura, Josefine, Nils-Bro for singing and playing, Tanja for recording and mixing, Camilla for cover layout and William Schaff for cover artwork.
A recent compilation from Dendron Records features my cover of Broken Birdies “Capital of Death” as well as a ambient dreamscape reqorking of my song “First Morning” by Dream Cam Era.
Listen to my contribution here:
Burying the old seed: Around 4 years ago, three friends who had long shared the experience of writing, recording and distributing their own music decided to pool their efforts and create a Bandcamp page under the name of Dendron Records, Dendron being the Greek word for “tree,” and who doesn’t like trees? Nobody you would really want to know. Deep roots, thick skin, patience, letting the wind use their bodies as instruments – there is a lot we can learn from trees. Anyway, none of the three had the capital necessary to start a “real” record label, and they decided to make Dendron a place to to share and promote like-minded music, theirs and others, all with artistic focus, recognizable voices and little hope of commercial success.
Tilling the soil: Since that time, more than 15 artists from 4 different countries have issued more than 50 releases under the banner of Dendron Records, in a wide variety of formats.
Shaking the branches: In 2016, we decided to celebrate what we saw as a satisfying and impressively diverse back catalogue by letting contributing artists pay tribute to one another by each recording a cover of another artist on the label. To leave choice and discussion out of the matter, we ceremoniously pulled names from a fur hat, and let each participant pick a song or a track by the assigned artist to cover. ”
This resulted in the following tracklist and has been released on CD in a very nice digipack as well as digital download:
TAIGA TAIGA (covers DreamCamERA) – First Track
DreamCamERA (covers Tidebound) – First Morning
Tidebound (covers Broken Birdie) – Capital Of Death
Broken Birdie (covers Bird Seance) – The Road
Bird Seance (covers Mute Swimmer) – Different Name
Mute Swimmer (covers Moongazing Hare) – Wild Nothing
Moongazing Hare (covers Own Road) – Slow Keys
Own Road (covers Teamforest) – Leave The North, Head Southwards
Philip Bückle (covers TAIGA TAIGA) – Locvsts
TAIGA TAIGA (covers DreamCamERA) – Last Track
I recently played at the big echoing space that is the Trinitatis Church and decided to make the recording available as a free download. This was quite an atmospheric experience with the deepening dusk creeping in during the concert. It’s presented here here with clumsy chords and all, a few distorted peaks and various other mistakes, but i quite like the atmosphere of it. It’s available at bandcamp: https://tidebound.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-trinitatis
This features Laura Noszczyk on keyboard, melodica and backing vocals on several tracks.