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Encompassing electronic dance and pop, Sjödin’ s forthcoming album showcases both his dancefloor credentials and his flair for a memorable hook. Amongst the stand out tracks 'Flickering Lights' mingles a gradually building deep house pulse with widescreen atmospherics and grand sweeps of synthesized melody whilst the haunted pop of 'Fire on the Moon' contains something of Trentemøller's doomed orchestral techno
Nowadays he enjoys everything from hip hop to hard rock, from the jazz of Bill Evans, Chet Baker, and Miles Davis to caustic punk rock. Indeed, as the b-side to last year’ s elegiac ‘Sweat’ single, released on his own The Invention of Loneliness label, Sjödin did a startling, plaintive cover of Joy Division’ s ‘ Disorder’. His dance floor credentials belaying a singer songwriters background, and a penchant for indie and rock.
“The important thing is for me to be able to spend my time making music and delivering it to people. Until I know I’m playing 100 shows next year, I won’ t be happy.”
He creates these minimalistic, beautifully orchestrated piece of music. I find him very interesting because he has this Japanese way of doing things perfect with subtle elements and creating something something very big with fine elegant brushstrokes.
It can be boring when it's done too perfect and without a strong theme, but that never happens with Nakamoto. Another favorite is Mark Hollis, the composer and singer of the 80's band Talk Talk. His voice always sets a tone in me.