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Anatomy of a Song: Gustav Ejstes of Amason on “Duvan”

Sky City out now via Fairfax Recordings/INGRID - Playing Under the Radar's Official SXSW Showcase This Saturday

Mar 20, 2015 Amason Bookmark and Share

A song is a chance overlapping of countless variables in an artist’s life. Anatomy of a Song is a place where those variables can be dissected and examined. In this edition, Gustav Ejstes of Sweden’s Amason discusses the track “Duvan” from their debut album, Sky City, out now on Fairfax Recordings/INGRID. Amason features Amanda Bergman, Gustav Ejstes, Pontus Winnberg, Nils Tornqvist, and Petter Winnberg. The band are playing Under the Radar’s official nighttime SXSW showcase at Central Presbyterian Church this Saturday, March 21, at midnight.

It became a song during 48 hours in the Ingridstudio in Stockholm.

We all had one of our three sessions of songwriting/recording late spring of 2014. A lot of instruments were connected, as well as the wine and dine. A great hang out under small portions of stress.

I played the piano slowly, Pontus said take that part twice and faster etc. Then Nisse began to play one of the best beats I’ve ever heard-dongka dongdong donka dongdong. Petter added bass. It was all loud and clear and recorded 20 minutes later.

Thirteen hours later we were listening to it and Amanda started to sing and there was light-a velvet road down a small-town street. Pontus played a synth melody. I dreamt Grace Jones stopped by and said “hi.”


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