The Swedes makes good music, we know it so well. And The Soundtrack of Our Lives are no exception( I shared their discog here some time ago) Established in 1995 by singer Ebbot Lundberg and guitarist Björn Olsson, emerged from the remains of its former Union Carbide Productions, of whom is reasonable to say that was one of the best rock bands Scandinavian, so that there is virtually no Swedish band who not cite at them as THE influence.
So, T.S.O.O.L . was one spearhead of Swedish music and the Scandinavian psychedelic. Psychedelic rock /pop with 60`s substrates , without being retro. Eclectics. Current rock made with precise classical brushstrokes , turning their sound into an own original invention.
Olsson, who had helped craft the sound of T.S.O.O.L . left the band .after its first release to pursue a solo career.
Lundberg, almost twenty years later, remains the wild hollering front man of the Soundtrack of Our Lives, and may be the world’s finest practitioners of classic rock, no doubt.
Now, for a side I’m pleased to announce that the band have a brand new album out called “Throw It To The Universe”, released on April 18th. For other side , I had a shock when during an interview on Swedish Radio, Ebbot Lundberg announced that this will be the band’s last album , which will cease to exist at the end of 2012. Very sad news indeed, yet there is always the hope that it won’t be the last time the band will work together.
In the meantime, I would like to say a heartfelt “thank you” to Ebbot, Ian, Kalle, Fredrik, Mattias and Martin for some of the greatest music which I had the good fortune to experience.
The Soundtrack Of Our Lives – Throw It To The Universe
Limited, numbered edition of 700 copies. Comes in open gatefold, w/ printed inner bag.
Made in EU. Marketed and distributed by EMI Music Sweden AB.
1 Throw It To The Universe
2 You Are The Beginning
3 When We Fall
4 Where’s The Rock
6 Waiting For The Lawnmovers
7 Faster Than The Speed Of Light
8 Reality Show
9 Busy Land
10 If Nothing Lasts Forever
11 Solar Circus
12 What’s Your Story?
13 Shine On
Crossing paths, The Crossroads Festival 2012, met from 21 to 24 March with handpicked bands from genres rock, pop, folk rock, blues-rock and indie to the expectant ears of a motley crowd.
The location for this event become a tradition, was the iconic concert pub Harmonie from Bonn-Endenich.
Rockpalast has recorded for us, among other things, the Swedish The Soundtrack of Our Lives who played at night Wednesday 21 March.
The Soundtrack of Our Lives
21. März 2012 – Crossroads – Bonn, Harmonie
Broadcast by WDR
Time 74.10 Minutes
Keep The Line Movin’
Second Life Replay
What’s Your Story?