Fastpoholmen releases six new songs!
It is now 1 ½ years ago Fastpoholmen released their award-winning album – Andas In – and now the eight-man band, with Adam Fastholm in the lead, are ready to launch some new material.
The EP carries the name Mumin and contains 6 powerful songs ranging from the small intimate afro / folk song “Gråt Ej” (track 2), which literally made small children hug the speakers, to the drum’n bass song “Gynger Hofterne “(track 6) where Adam supplies his Swedish flow with Danish lyrics.
Track 3 is the slightly melancholic reggae song “Hjärta” with delicious skewed brass riffs and a supercatchy chorus, followed up by the more electronic tracks “Kärlek o Dub” (Track 4) and “Skriken” (track 5). On the last mentioned song, Adam shows his more dark and introverted sides and the there is no sucking up for the listener.
The EP opens with the indie-reggae tune “Röra Oss” (Track 1) which clearly shows that Fastpoholmen still goes their own way, without seeking the classic hit-formula with many repetitive choruses and a recognizable form where everyone knows which way we are heading.
Nevertheless, the music is direct, strong and catchy with an ability to penetrate directly into the skin and into the place where emotions arise. Stretching from the intense loving and warm feelings, to the gloomy and claustrophobic.
As something new Fastpoholmen has started a collaboration with the Swedish producer and musician Måns Asplund (Timbuktu, Helt Off). The band has visited Måns in his studio outside Kristianstad in Sweden where they recorded two of the songs for the EP. The idea is tha Måns will contribute to Fastpoholmens sounds in the future along with the band’s regular producer Thomas Fritsche.