My name is Ebbe Eriksson and I’m a singer, guitar player and songwriter from Malmö, Sweden.
I’ve created music with different constellations over the years, most recently with alternative rock band Pharoes. I’ve also been involved with mid 00s emocore/post-hardcore band Far Above, triphop/pop/electronic duo Head Like Orange and the metal oriented recording project Nemorosa.
Making music with other people is a relationship and it can be a beautiful thing if it’s done right and everybody’s on the same page. It’s a creative exchange that can be hard to describe to someone who’s never experienced it. I guess one could compare it to any other type of relationship. It’s basically an emotional roller coaster with its ups and downs. Sometimes relationships end for new ones to begin. You outgrow each other and realize that maybe you were not on the same page after all. It’s hard not to lose yourself along the way.
Music and creativity has always been very important to me. I know who I am and I have a very clear image of how I want to express myself, and that image is constantly evolving and changing. I’ve had thoughts about making a solo record for about ten years but it’s easy to second guess yourself and get caught up in other things. Basically life happens. Recently I’ve reached a point where I feel that I have something to express in a new way. I’m ready to do something entirely on my own and not being dependent on anyone else.
I’ve recorded a solo album with Tommy Tift (Vånna Inget, Sista Sekunden, True Moon) at Studio Motion. It’s very different from anything I’ve ever done in the past but still very much me when you break it down to the core. My roots will always be in alternative rock music, but with this project i’m very influenced by 80s new wave and indie rock/pop. The songs are written with acoustic guitar in mind, and are based on me performing them solo. In the studio some of the songs took shape into something else, while still remaining its vulnerable and naked core. The performances are kept as real as possible and I’ve tried to stay away from multiple takes, digital fixes and overdubbing.
I’ve decided to call the album ‘Transit Songs’ as it represents an emotional and musical transition from one thing to another. The album is recorded on tape and with almost exclusively analog gear. I’ve written and I play everything, except my cousin Joakim Jensen, who played the drums. I hope you will like it as much as i do.
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