- The Swedish artist has compiled ten acoustic songs.
Johan Agebjörn, the Swedish producer behind much of Sally Shapiro's music, is ready to release a collection of acoustic songs called Music With Less Electricity.
There's an interesting story behind the album. As Agebjörn puts it, in 2003 he fell victim to a "weird, extremely handicapping disease: oversensitivity to electromagnetic radiation." This made it impossible for him to be near even a mobile phone, let alone a rack of keyboards and drum machines, so he shacked up in a 19th century cottage out in the Swedish countryside. Sooner or later he started playing piano to keep himself occupied, playing with motifs from jazz, ambient and Swedish folk music. By 2004 he was well enough to work with a computer and decided to record some of his new acoustic compositions; in 2006 he released Music With Less Electricity in a run of 50 CD-Rs, most of which were bought by his "mum and her friends."
Over the years Agebjörn kept getting positive feedback from people who heard the album, and finally decided to give it a proper release. Music With Less Electricity will come out digitally next month on Agebjörn's label, Husmus Media.
01. Song In C Minor
02. Song In G Minor
04. The Fox, The Rat And The Pig
05. Folk Music-ish
06. Rosa Luxemburg
07. Less Electricity
08. Song II In C Minor
09. Fragments Of A Cathedral
10. Universal Love
Husmus Media will release Music With Less Electricity on March 5th, 2012.