Konie - The Club is open
Konie - My Life Is Shit But I Am Funky
Konie - Are you ok?
Konie - My Life Is Shit But I Am Funky


During a few years: A musik club in Studio Cobra in Stockholm
-The people that stop by, they write a bit on the songs too. That's what the club is about.
Some bands recording in studio Cobra also stayed and played with me during the nights
Konie, Martin Ehrencrona took his mothers tape recorder from the 50's, it's a Philips. The loops are taped together on the tape recorder and that is what often creates the frame of the songs.
The result is like something you never heard before. Half of the song have vocals and half of them are instrumental. A lot of it is improvised and caught in the moment. You won't believe it before you walk home with The Club is Open in your headphones, but you will discover a new world. More then one has described the music as a sounding Rocharch test, like having psykoanalysis whilst listening.
The songs are different stories being told, especially the instrumental ones, says Konie.
You can hear what's enacted if you listen carefully, or don't, it doesn't matter what the Club meant by it. The important thing is what it makes you feel.
One song, the hymn Skils mässa, was written because Konie believes that the Swedish church needs contemporary psalms. Aswell as funerals, weddings and christenings there should be a ceremony for people that part in marriage. Skils mässa is the equivalence to Mendelsohn's Wedding March.

Members of the club, except Konie are the poet Adrian von Pricht, Johnny Essing (bob hund), Calle Olsson (Bear Quartet, Paddington DC), Marcus Lindmark (Hipwhips), Mattias Bärjed (Soundtrack Of Our Lives), Malte Holmberg (Mazarine Street), Sebastian Aronsson (Elope), Robert Dahlqvist (Thunder Express, The Hellacopters), Joel Lindström (The Horror The Horror) , Christian Gabel, Fredrik Bergström (I Are Droid), Sonny Boy Gustafsson (Captain Murphy), Anders P Persson (Elope), Tobias Rask (Paper) och Daniel Araya.

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