Hazey, dreamy Americana track made with vocal textures, piano and strings. Fragile, ethereal, angelic. The piano part is performed on an old upright piano for a nice and nostalgic sound, and the vocal is deliberately unpolished. Introspective / Reflective / Tender / Solemn. [Note: In this track you will hear minor sound artefacts (clicks, tiny bumps). This is because it is a live recording on an old piano, without computers or MIDI controllers, in a "live" setting with microphones placed near the piano. You can hear the sounds of actual keys being played. It is not an error with the file!]
Alexander John Ericson, a.k.a. "J. A. Ericson", is a Swedish musician living and working in Berlin.
His latest album "Songs From The White Sea" marked the culmination of a number of personal journeys, from his native Sweden, via London, to Berlin where he now lives and from a background in electronica (The Northern Territories), via rock with his brother’s band Alberta Cross, to a very personal blend of songwriting that draws on all these experiences.
Taking a distinctly European approach to his craft, which both recalls and updates influences such as P.J. Harvey, Jacques Brel, David Bowie and Brian Eno’s collaborations.
The BBC Music on "Songs From The White Sea":
"Quiet may have ceased being the new loud, but this demonstrates that Ericson is a welcome addition to the school of soft, reflective troubadours. It is an album that consistently doesn’t do what you think it’s going to, and frequently delights. BBC Music / Music Week Panel
Alexander John Ericson's music has also been featured in various film and tv shows, and he has composed music for more than ten short films.
He's now busy recording a debut album with his latest project My Empire Of Sound, as well as composing and producing music exclusively for the Shockwave-Sound.com stock music library.