• Download the first track of the coming Coulisses album for free!

    Oct 16 2011

    Per-Erik Söderberg's solo project Coulisses offers its first song "Shadow tree" to all of you who want it over at the new site: www.coulisses.bandcamp.com

    The track is the first to result after the extensive recording sessions that took place during August and September at The Pool Studio in London, a very high-end establishment which has housed the likes of Patrick Wolf, The Horrors, Iron And Wine and many more.

    The as of yet untitled solo album, slated for release in spring 2012, presents Per-Erik expressing a more bare-boned, naked, sound, especially when compared to his day-job with psych/post-rockers Isobel & November.

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  • Coulisses: Isobel & November vocalist Per-Erik Söderberg goes solo

    Aug 11 2011

    Bearded baritone Per-Erik Söderberg is currently rehearsing for the recording of a solo album, slated for release in early November 2011.

    A more bare-boned, naked, sound is to be expected, especially when compared to his day-job with psych/post-rockers Isobel & November.

    The songs to be released under the moniker of Coulisses have actually been in the making since as far back as 2002. Back then the idea was to write instrumental songs inspired by European and American folk music as well as movie soundtracks. Some of this is still an inspiration, but in its current state Coulisses has grown into a vehicle of Per-Erik Söderberg's inner self, with his trademark vocals and lyrics leading the way.

    Extensive recording sessions will be taking place during August and September at The Pool Studio in London, a very high-end establishment which has housed the likes of Patrick Wolf, The Horrors, Iron And Wine and many more. Producer Mattias Beijmo has made a mission statement that one goal of the recording is to "make an album that will arouse PJ Harvey".

    Although planning to go all out with this solo project, Per-Erik states that Isobel & November still has the same priority and that Coulisses is to be seen as a supplement rather than a substitute to his expression in the band.

    More information, details and sounds will be issued soon.

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  • Album release: "A Vessel in Orbit" by duel

    July 20 2011

    "A Vessel in Orbit - 1995-2001" was released on the 6th of July, the day before duel's bassplayer Daniel Wallón died after battling cancer. He was 36. The last weeks of his life, Daniel worked very hard with us at Dither and the band to compile this album. It is pleasing to know that he lived to see its release online.

    duel (they've always insisted on typing their name this way) was an underground swedish shoegaze act, and with three guitars in their original line-up, they really knew how to build that Spector-esque wall of sound. Taking their name from a Swervedriver song, they didn't hide their influences, but clearly brought something original into the mix too. It is evident that the songwriting is above par for the scene, and that guitars, bass and drums often intertwine in ways that is seldom heard elsewhere.

    Originally, the three demos "duel", "Fumble" and "Last Truckstop" were released on cassette and changed hands on gigs and via mail. We've tried to ensure that the original intent of band and producer have been secured without adding or subtracting anything vital to the sound.

    Listening to young bands of today clearly influenced by My Bloody Valentine, Ride et al, it isn't far fetched to think that we've come full circle and that the world needs to hear these remastered versions of duel's songs. It is also fitting that the film "Anyone Can Play Guitar" about big stars and also-rans of the Oxford scene will premiere soon - duel could definitely be one of these bands. But beeing a band from the outskirts of nowhere in Sweden, you usually end up with a dusty box with your demos hidden behind all the stuff you keep in the basement. But not this time.

    As a label, we think it is appropriate that all our proceedings from this album goes to Edit Wallón, Daniel's daughter. Hopefully she'll grow up and be proud of her father's interlocked groove with the drums, and share his love for the music. Who knows, maybe one day she will play that four-bar intro to "A Hundered" herself and find comfort and inspiration in the beat, melody and noise that ensues.


    Mattias Beijmo, CEO, Dither Music and Noise. Producer of "Fumble" and "Last Truckstop".


    "A Vessel in Orbit" is out now on Itunes and Bandcamp. A physical release is in the works. It is going to be a very special edition of 100 copies in a metal box. You can pre-order it from duel's Bandcamp, linked below..

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