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Halftone - Stranger now on YouTube

October 10, 2012, 19:42



I thought it was about time to upload this nearly-forgotten track to YouTube. Stranger was composed by myself and Olof Lönnroth back in 2006, under our one-time pseudonym Halftone. The track was later on remixed/modified by Johan Agebjörn and released on his album Casablanca Nights. However the YouTube clip above features the original version.

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Rainy Saturday rant

September 22, 2012, 12:41

It's late September 2012 and it feels like I haven't updated this site for ages. With a busy dayjob and busy weekends as well, time tends to fly just a bit faster than I'd wish for. Summer 2012 is over and autumn made its entrance with gray skies and heavy rain – a great time to spend in the studio as well as taking some time to update this blog! So what's been going on since my last album, The Edge of a Fairytale? After all it was released back in 2009, and besides the Johan Agebjörn/Olof Lönnroth collaboration Halftone, featured on Agebjörn's album Casablanca Nights in 2011, things have been pretty quiet. Less production, more thinking and reflecting – for better or worse. Now, prepare for the rant :-)

I've more or less come to the insight of leaving the trance music genre. I've produced music under the pseudonym Sublunar roughly since 1999 or so, heavily influenced by the trance genre. Starting out as a tracker project, releasing modules on sites like United Trackers and Trax in Space later on followed by mp3.com, I left the tracker scene in the early 2000's in favour of a midi based sequencer. In 2004 and a couple of the following years, I released some tracks "officially" on the Bonzai/Banshee label. Despite the awesome feeling of finally getting some stuff out on vinyl (Sublunar – Sanctuary), I felt myself drifting further away from the club music genres associated with that label. Trance music just had nothing more to give me, and I had nothing more to give to trance music. Moreover, the minimal return in royalties was quite discouraging. Around eight signed tracks or so (I'm counting my alias Section 9 as well, since those tracks also were released on Bonzai), released both digitally and on psysical records, featured on roughly 10 – 15 compilations or so, haven't even given me enough money to pay one month's rent. Actually, it's nowhere even close to one month's rent, not even half. "But Stefan", one might say, "you shouldn't be into the music business for the money". And I fully agree with that. But having someone else making money from my music, not giving me a fair share of the earnings, is indeed very discouraging. In 2007 I made one final track that would fit in under the Sublunar-alias. It was supposed to be released on Bonzai, but I eventually said no to their offer and the deal was off. The track remains unreleased, laying around on my hard drive. I might just put it up for free download one day, we'll see.

The story goes pretty much the same for the tracks that I released under my Monodrive-alias on Existence Records. However I still love house music, so it's not unlikely that we'll see more Monodrive tracks in the future.

What about the ambient? I love ambient music, it's the kind of music that speaks to my inner being. And as a nice bonus, the ambient labels I've been in touch with all seem like good people treating their artists in a nice way. Very encouraging! I'm aching to compose more ambient music, although it's quite time consuming. One hour in the studio doesn't do that much for me, I'm the kind of person that would like to spend at least one day, if not even a couple of days in a row, in the studio. Finding that kind of time is not always easy. I might have to rethink the way I'm working with music. Do you have any hints or suggestions on how to do this? If so, let me know!

Time to wrap it up for this rainy day rant. Signing off with the first official Sublunar-release: Sanctuary, from 2004:

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Savannah Way Celestial Moments

May 26, 2012, 20:14

It seems like I'll never grow tired of timelapse videos, especially not those featuring the night sky. The following beautiful clip features my track Wishful Thinking, originally released on the Radio Silence album.

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Current 93 @ Babel, Malmö

April 22, 2012, 10:59

Little more than two weeks ago I finally had the chance to watch Current 93 perform live - their first concert ever in Sweden. I have been listening to Current 93 for some 10 years now. While far from all of their music is my cup of tea, I really appreciate their range from dark atmospheric ambient drones to beautiful, but gloomy, guitar based songs.

Here's the best track from the concert:

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Expanding Area ambient video

February 5, 2012, 11:59

I recently got a message from Sean Hargreaves, letting me know about his new video for my track Expanding Area, originally featured on the Autumn Continent album. Sean's video is really amazing, capturing the mood of the track in a great way. I suggest you watch it in full screen, HD resolution.



Thanks Sean!

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Latest music releases

Between Interval - Legacy
Klassik Lounge Werk 12
Casablanca Nights
Between Interval - The Edge of a Fairytale

My music spans from club genres like progressive house and deep trance, to ambient space music and chillout music for inner journeys. I have released music under the following pseudonyms:

  • Between Interval
  • Monodrive
  • Sublunar
  • Section 9
  • Halftone

Feel free to browse my discography, or head over to my ambient space music project at betweeninterval.com.

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