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Century Of Ecstasy – Decade in the Shade

Century Of Ecstasy’s debut album Decade in the Shade is out today on multiple platforms, including Spotify, SoundCloud, iTunes and more! This has been another Persson Music production from start to finish. I started writing some of the songs almost ten years ago, and recording began sometime in 2010. The album features contributions from Julia Jonas (vocals/piano on “Je Nie Ma Solitude”), Axel Fagerberg (percussion on “Falling from a Star”), Marta Pettersson (speech/vocals on “I Dreamt…”) and students from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm (strings on “The City of You”).

‘Tonight’ Music Video Teaser

Check out this teaser for the official music video for Century Of Ecstasy’s upcoming single ‘Tonight’! The video was made in a collaboration between the artist XJC, who created the amazing animations, and me. ‘Tonight’ is featured on the upcoming debut album by Century Of Ecstasy, titled Decade In The Shade.

Graduation

I graduated from the Bachelor of Arts degree program in music and media production at KMH (Royal College of Music in Stockholm) yesterday! This means my first three years at KMH have come to and end. I will be back however after the summer to begin studying for a Master of Arts degree along with three of my classmates from the bachelor program.

Day:Dream was a very successful event and we managed to pack the venue with an enthusiastic crowd. People whom we spoke to after the show said they appreciated the smooth transitions between the different parts of the show, enhanced by video and audio. It was an interesting and exhausting experience to make everything work on a tight schedule, but I think we pulled it off in the end.

I will spend the summer working on four new albums and an EP and I am very excited to finally have the time to do this! The last few days I’ve revisited the mixes of the Sagan Om Alltings Förträfflighet album, which I hope will be finished within the next couple of weeks. It’s also time to put the final touches to the Jean and the Mean Machine debut album, which has been on hold for the past few months due to different circumstances. After that I will get to work on the Century Of Ecstasy album. The last bit means I will record some new material, and also re-record some old stuff that I’m not pleased with.

To wrap this up, here’s a treat, a video from Christoffer Karlsson’s gig at the Dubliner in Stockholm on May 6th, with me on the bass:

Christoffer Karlsson – Talk To Me on YouTube

COE press

So, the single “The City Of You” has been out for a week! These were the first blogs to catch on:

http://www.indiekeepscrolling.com/2014/01/q-with-century-of-ecstasy.html

http://meadowmusic.se/en/2014/01/stilett-hurula-the-bland-band-rebstar-and-century-of-ecstasy/

Everything else single-related you will find at centuryofecstasy.com

Had a pretty busy week mixing and rehearsing, and sorting out my application for a Master of Arts program in Music Production! Mixing-wise, I sort of finished the mix of “SPF 25”, at least for now, and started working on another track off the Sagan Om Alltings Förträfflighet album, called “Dötid”. I revisited the Jean and the Mean Machine album, and I will spend a few more hours on it next week, before sending mixes to the band. The songwriting sessions with Bella Sohlberg and Gustav Löfstrand continued to be fruitful, and we’re planning to shoot a live session sometime in April or May. I also rehearsed with Anton Näslund and the band is starting to sound really good and together. Anton has written some new songs, and they’re all really good. It’ll be fun recording them soon!