The launch of Repartiseraren!

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Invisible Guy no longer exists. It was a time of joy and careless fun. Since I started this blog-zine back in early 2011, I had no idea that it was going to get even near as big as it is now. My ambition was to drive this blog-zine as a hobby-project of my own, just so I could spend some of the vacant time that I had back then. What was a hobby began when I interviewed different local bands in Sweden, from Norrland to Skåne, Stockholm to Blekinge and everywhere I could find any interest. Later on, in 2012, it evolved into the podcast that I had in regards to me covering a lot of the punk and hardcore-scene, since I was interested in it and D.I.Y. The birth of Swedish Punk and Hardcore came with my ambition to start this podcast of my own, which aired for five episodes before I trashed the idea completely. I really had no time to be mailing to people, getting them to participate, since a lot of the time went to administrate what I could find and try to get people to get back to me. That’s really not a fun thing to do, especially not when you need to fill a podcast which could be everywhere from an hour to eight hours long. I wanted it to be impressive, I wanted it to be underground and I wanted to hear their stories – play some music – basically have my own radio-show in some kind of way. Since then, everything has been running smoothly. It’s been getting better and better, so I decided to invest money in artwork which I bought from the wonderfully talented James Licht – the man behind one of the most promising labels – namely Die Song. There’s where Invisible Guy changed into Repartiseraren, bringing a rather small legacy to its grave, but not an insignificant one. It meant a lot to me, and it brings a lot of pain having to let go of it, but I feel like it will always be there in some kind of way. Repartiseraren was just a breath of fresh air, the beginning of something new, an extension of what Invisible Guy once was. I am proud to say that it has gone very well and I am thankful of everyone’s support of this blog-zine. It means more then you could ever imagine.

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One of my newly attained friends Magnus Gyllenswärd, whom is most known as Övervarning, mailed me about a week ago or so. I’ve always been fascinated with his music, since I found one of his releases on Bandcamp while sifting through everything. His mail couldn’t have come in a better time or place. Since he notified me about his release being out, but not on a label for the moment, I asked him if I could put out a couple of tracks from it. He agreed with that and here we are – letting his tracks represent the shift from Invisible Guy to Repartiseraren. It was an honor for me to pick out the tracks from his newly produced album, tracks that I found fitting to the general theme of launching this new platform and bringing new light to the old. Therefore I chose the tracks “Avstånd, beskrivning, befogenhet” (Remoteness, description, remit), “Visst påverkas man av sådana händelser” (Surely one is affected by such events) and “Högt ovanför den tomma kyrkan” (High above the empty church). Every title had such an apt description to what happened in between that transition, what the transition actually was, and the music itself felt so refreshing. Like being born again, getting a new chance. These tracks were taken from his latest release “Förberedelser / Åtgärder“, which is currently not on any label, and is exclusively available in the shape of the three songs that I picked myself. Stream and listen to them exclusively, and celebrate the new dawn with Repartiseraren!

Premiär: Övervarning – Sociala Arvsanlaget [+VIDEO]

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Övervarning har avhandlats här tidigare, men återkommer jämt och ständigt. Denna gången så är det ett stort släpp på gång, som faktiskt kommer att ligga under Klangfigur Audio Artefacts. Albumet som går under namnet “Som Om Det Fanns Något Val” släpps den 22:a Juli. Mannen bakom namnet är Magnus Gyllenswärd, som för tillfället vistas i Boston. Tillsammans med skivbolaget så har det också utkommit en musikvideo till låten “Cellerna flyter utanför“, som kan bevittnas här nedanför. Men, dagen i ära, så har Invisible Guy även fått möjligheten att streama en låt från den kommande plattan. Låten heter inget mindre än “Sociala Arvsanlaget“, och är en av sex låtar som kommer att återfinnas på plattan när den ges ut. Välj att titta på filmen här nedanför, eller så drar ni helt enkelt här ifrån, och då får ni inte höra eller se något riktigt bra. Det verkar som att Övervarning har gjort lite av ett avkall på sin mer dekadenta och störda sida, till förmån för lite mer suggestiv, men ändock mörk, dark ambient – som är det han gör bäst. Trots att man kommer att sakna en del av honom, så är det här ändå ett steg på vägen, som artister gör lite då och då när de utvecklas i en annan riktning. Men, i alla fall, titta på musikvideon.

Ni kan streama låten “Sociala Arvsanlaget” här nedanför också, om ni skulle ha lust till det. Så att ni kan peppa inför släppet som är runt hörnet.