Nutid – Cityflowers | May 30 | New album from Swedish indie veterans
Åsa Jacobsson & Håkan Åkesson of Nutid
“…beautiful new instrumental album, Cityflowers [...] seems to beg for a film, which makes sense, since the group, comprised of Swedish indie veterans Håkan Åkesson and Åsa Jacobsson, call Cityflowers ‘a mishmash of Belle Époque, the ’60s, a silent horror movie and a suburban shopping mall. It’s more or less a soundtrack to the movies that only exists in the mind of the listener.’ Pick a song on Cityflowers and maybe it’ll evoke a certain memory, scoring the mental scene with gentle piano or harmonica or accordion with bustling drums, but maybe it’ll beg for a new one, pointing to new emotions you haven’t experienced but need to find a way to.” – THE FADER
Nutid consists of musicians/composers Åsa Jacobsson and Alf Håkan Åkesson, both well known on the Swedish indie/pop scene. Åsa has been playing with Frida Hyvönen, Anna Ternheim, Peter Bjorn & John and Håkan has previously released four solo records as Alf, had songs placed in films such as ‘The Girl With The Dragoon Tattoo’, ‘In America’ and more.
In 2009 Nutidʼs debut “S/T” got great reviews for it’s unique blend of melodic, cinematic ʻpocket symphoniesʼ. This time the production is a bit less minimalistic and lo-fi. “Cityflowers” is a melodic journey through twelve different soundscapes, the perfect soundtrack to your summer!
3. Mona & Jag
4. Hidden City
6. The Man Who Disappeared
7. Black Flamingo
9. Dear Becca
10. Backward Dance
11. When Am I
12. Lowlands Theme