Tweet Tweet!

HOME 
REVIEWS
albums
singles/downloads
gigs
demos
NEWS
INTERVIEWS
FREE MP3s
STREAMED MUSIC
MUSIC VIDEOS
FORUM
LINKS
ABOUT US
CONTACT US
SEARCH
Follow SXP on Twitter
- RSS Feed
 
SoundsXP Presents
Next show:

BAD FRIDAY

Nine band festival at the Windmill, Brixton on Friday Apr 03 2015 (Good Friday!) from 15:00 till late

Bands playing:

Younghusband
Venera 4 (from Paris)
The See See
The Drink
Firestations
Near Death Experience
Witching Waves
Extra Lves
Twin Dials
+ Free BBQ

Advance tickets £9 + 50p fee from here

On Our iPod

Latest Forum Posts
A Cover Version A day - replies (369)
Culture Bunker - 13th June 15 - LDN - replies (0)
Prem League Predictions - replies (30)
A classic a day - replies (2454)
New Music Every Day - replies (1296)
He must have got a bit close to the... side - replies (0)
We Shall Overcome - replies (2)
Being On The Radio - replies (18)
New Material By Bands We Like - replies (21)
Election results - replies (4)
Album Review

Henrik
Faction Lojinx Records

Article written by Ged M - Sep 22, 2008

henrik.jpg
An in-demand Danish session musician based in London, Henrik Irgens Jorgenson played in George Martin’s backing band when the fifth Beatle was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006, while Martin’s son Giles mixed this album. The chisel-cheekboned Dane also appeared briefly in Run, Fatboy, Run and was David Tennant’s double in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. None of which is at all relevant to consideration of this record, which was recorded in fits and starts over two years, mostly in his bedroom but with the help of others including Thorunn Antonia Magnusdottir, the singer with Fields.

Faction kicks off with ‘Hey Ho!’, which is pure floaty, ethereal Sigur Ros soundtrack music. That represents one half of the album, together with ‘10 Seconds’, an 8-minute whiteout of ambient noise, and ‘Carmex’, which features a fog of synthesised noise and something called “plinky-tronics”. The other half sets a course for mildly downbeat Elliott Smith territory, staked out by lines like “I want you to believe in me” and the radio-friendly singer-songwriter fare of ‘Try Me’. Both strands come together on the best track, the delicately melodic and slow burning ‘This Time’, sounding like a slightly more ambient version of Maps. Henrik calls it “discreet music” and while certain songs make a good impression, it can be a little too tentative for its own good. Someone should tell him that “wallpaper music” isn’t really a complement.

Links:
http://www.henrik.co.uk/
http://www.lojinx.com/artists/henrik/
http://www.myspace.com/henrikmyspace

LATEST FEATURES
WIN! Hanterhir T-shirt & CD Giveaway!
Eight for Fifteen - We name the bands to look out for in 2015
SoundsXP Writers Poll - Best Albums, Songs and Live Acts for 2014
LATEST NEWS
Summer Camp Get Boxed In Before Tour
Les Savy Fav Are Doing It For The Kids
Tom Waits For No Man
Smiths Listening Party - Unlikely To Include BBQ
Clap Your Hands Say Happy Birthday! 10th Anniversary Reissue, Tour & Stream Bonus Track
Stream Thee Oh Sees Triumphant New Album!
A Master Stroke? Albert Hammond Jr Announces New Solo Album
ABV Soundsystem? James Murphy To Open Wine Bar
Django Unleashed - Band Announce Massive Run Of Gigs
Katzenjamming In The UK! Olso Alt-Folkies Announce String Of Gigs
LATEST FREE MP3s
Cash+David "X"
TOYS "Golden Line"
Charles Howl "I Love You 47"
STATS "Private Party"
My Favorite "Absolute Zero"
The Haywains "It's Time We Stopped Pretending"
Tyranny Is Tyranny "Pillar Of Cloud, Pillar Of Fire"
Hanterhir "Victim"
The Bad Years "Beautiful Liar"
We Are Falcon "Mexico"

 

© Sounds XP Design by Darren O'Connor and Adam Walker