Carlsson is one of a hot new generation
of exciting instrumental guitarists to have
come out of Sweden in the new millennium.
His debut release “Phraseology”
(LMC107) was released in 2004 on Lion Music
and now his follow up “Melodic Travel”
sees Patrik take a turn into more traditional
music waters to produce a very visual and
melodic instrumental release that combines
Patrik’s guitar flash with some folk
and jazz inflections.
the new music’s nature Patrik comments,
“This was first meant to be a folk/jazz-inspired
trip to the heart of Swedish traditional
music. But then I change my mind and started
to explore various sidetracks and musical
solutions. The final result was a lot of
different alternatives and in the search
for the melodic treasures new discoveries
were made”. “The melodic travel
begins in the deep forests of the northern
mountains. You will hear the sound of ancient
workers with their tools and the melody
once created with the violins celebrating
their lifestyle. Having passed through different
environments and landscapes the adventure
will end up in a red cottage on a small
island far away from modern civilisation,
where the water and the winds are quiet
and the sunset soon will pass into darkness”.
song on “Melodic Travel” has
its own story, and to accompany the release
Patrik’s official website (http://www.figstamper.com/)
will have illustrations to visualise each
song’s story and mood.
» Patrik Carlsson is at the forefront
of a hot new talent of Swedish guitarists.
» Patrik’s debut “Phraseology”
won critical acclaim and “Melodic
Travel” is expected to fare even better.