RIYL: Khruangbin / Sven Wunder

Label: Sing A Song Fighter

The debut album by Swedish outfit Dina Ögon is a juicy fruit indeed.

The laidback beats and bass in here is just about as groovy as it gets, while mellow melodies stretch out and shines bright with some exquisite attention to details.

There’s a lot of various influences to be found in here, but at the same time it sounds original and fresh!

If you’re fond of Khruangbin, Sven Wunder (a couple of Wunder’s permanent studio musicians are also members of Dina Ögon), groovy pop or laidback RnB w a folky/ethnic vibe, you definitely should tune into this bunch ASAP!

Only 300 copies pressed on vinyl, available at a very decent price.

 

The Details

"Music for brighter days. And for dancing and dreamin' away."

Sing a song fighter is happy to finally present to you this amazing debut album from Dina Ögon (which is Swedish for "your eyes").

Just like on the previous singles the band keep cooking up some wonderful witchy stew of laidback, heavenly pop groove.

"Dina ögon is like the lovechild of Fleetwood Mac, Eric B & Rakim, Khruangbin and some obscure Motown b-side singles."

Although a debut album,the band members are far from new beginners.

Daniel Ögren (guitars) used to be the guitar player in Anna Von Hausswolff's band. He has also been heavily involved in the recordings of the secret Swedish act Sven Wunder. And most importantly, Daniel have released several instrumental solo albums under his own name the last years and they have been critically praised for his skilled playfulness and heartfelt DIY production.

Anna Ahnlund (vocals) have also released several solo albums with her own quirky wonderful mix of Swedish prog music and folk ballads.
She sang on the hit single "idag" on Daniel Ögren's latest album "Fastingen-92" and that lit a spark and they decided to form this band.

Along with their favorite musicians: Love Örsan on bass and Christopher Cantillo (also playing on the Sven Wunder albums and is a member of Franska trion) on drums.

The previous singles have been featured and highlighted on many music blogs around the world (Aquarium Drunkard, rough trade etc) and we are so excited to release this magical piece of music.

Ps. The Vinyl edition is delayed due to..you know. Expected to be shipping out late October.
credits
released October 8, 2021

Dina Ögon:
Anna Ahnlund - vocals
Daniel Ögren - synths, guitars, backing vocals and percussion
Love Örsan - bass
Christopher Cantillo - drums and percussion.

guests on the album:
Daniel Migdal - strings
Love Meyerson - vibraphone
Gustav Rådström - reeds
Erik Erkka Petersson - organ
Joel Danell - samples
Mira Palme, Oscar Calle Broberg, Fia-Lou Almström - backing vocals

All songs written, arranged and produced by Dina Ögon.
All lyrics by Anna Ahnlund.

Recorded at Studio Kvastis and Studio Rymden, Stockholm, Sweden.
Recording engineer: Daniel Bengtsson (studio rymden)
Mixed by Daniel Ögren, except track no 9 by Andreas Tengblad.
Mastering: Magnus Lindberg.
Technician: Niklas Berglöf
String arrangements on track no 9 by Viktor Skokic
Artwork and design: Sofia Smulan Sjögren

Thanks to Gold Celeste for the tip!

Price $18



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