SOPA Newsletter # 17 - February 5, 2008: Super review, 9 on eBay, new releases and recommendations

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Hi!

Welcome to the 17th SOPA Newsletter!

A QUICK OVERVIEW:
- SUPER 'SOPA DELICIOSA' REVIEW BY GEIGER
- MARZIPAN MARZIPAN STILL IN THE CHART
- 9 IS SELLING ANOTHER SHOW ON EBAY SOON
- INTERESTING PARCEL SERVICE REROUTING
- SOPA SHOPPING IN COPENHAGEN
- NEW RELEASES
- A QUICK WORD


SUPER 'SOPA DELICIOSA' REVIEW BY GEIGER
Denmark's best independent music magazine and webzine, Geiger, has reviewed SOPA DELICIOSA. A very positive review and also with a Geiger-recommendation.
"A monolith of a compilation. (...) SOPA DELICIOSA is one big homage to music. (...) Compiled with love as well as critical sense. (...) A generous mash-up of among other things lo-fi, electronica, singer-songwriting, hip-hop, indie/punk-hybrids and excentric excursions, which doesn't make sense to put in any boxes. It's like a mind-expanding mixtape!"
Writer Steffen B. Pedersen then singles out some of his favourite tracks. Like Big Daddy Mugglestone's opening accapella track which owes something to Frank Sinatra, but is still cheekily throw-away. Marzipan Marzipan's "The Love Song" which he counts among her best songs. He calls Le Fiasko "sublime" and their song "a true pearl". The slow haunting songs by The Sad Lovers and My Twin, he says reappear in his dreams. And Bleubird is a scoop on the compilation.
Even more so he gives his biggest applause to Andreas Hansn for his two contributions as A.K. Hansn and in front of his band Singvogel. "Essential", he writes. He concludes that these were his stand out picks among the 44 tracks and that SOPA DELICIOSA - delicous as it is - will not taste the same on two different tongues. He ends the review like this:
"If you like music in a wider sense - and even in a bizarre way - there is no excuse for not tasting this dish. And satisfied you will be - guaranteed."
Read the whole review in Danish here: http://www.geiger.dk/anmeldelser/anmeldelse.php?id=2932


MARZIPAN MARZIPAN STILL IN THE CHART
Marzipan Marzipan's "The Love Song" climbed two places from #8 to #6 and stayed there for the second week in row on Danish indie chart Det Elektriske Barometer on Danish National Radio (DR). Thanks to everyone who voted!
You can listen to the song and vote for it at http://dr.dk/skum/barometer/CMS/liste/listen.asp - once you register at the community there. Or send an e-mail to barometer@dr.dk (vote for 3 to 5 of the songs).


9 IS SELLING ANOTHER SHOW ON EBAY SOON
9 (a.k.a. Marco Brosolo) is selling another one of his "buy it now" performances on eBay. On the 9th of February, of course. :-)
When the time comes go to the auction site via http://www.9-9.it


INTERESTING PARCEL SERVICE REROUTING
The "regular" cd version of 9's album "Eponymous" has been on a detour on its way from Berlin to SOPA HQ. Parcel service Hermes figured it would be interesting to put on a different address sticker and let it end up at Denmark's tabloid newspaper numero uno Ekstra Bladet in Copenhagen. Luckily there was a nice journalist there who figured it wasn't stuff for him and got in touch with us. Maybe not enough sex and violence in the material to fit in at the paper, he-he. Anyways... the cd's should be ready for orders and shipment within a week or so.


SOPA SHOPPING IN COPENHAGEN
If you're in or around Copenhagen you can now buy SOPA releases at Repoman Records. Yep, the nice folks there have squeezed in our little cds among their many great old and new vinyl releases. They also got some of the 'århus:nu' books/cds which we distribute through the SOPA shop.
The shop is located in Fensmarkgade 36, 2200 Copenhagen N.
You can also get in touch with Repoman via the shop's MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/repomanrecords


NEW RELEASES
By the end of February we hope to have two new releases ready: Delay Lama's "Mk. I". A journey in layers of soundwaves by Dennis Thang Block (formerly of the band Strumm). These recordings were made years ago, but have now been unearthed, remixed and remastered for your enjoyment.
The other cd comes from Agata & Me. A mesmerizing meeting between soft acoustic melodies that stick to your mind, vocal harmonies and a touch of electronics to stir things up a bit. Beautiful stuff indeed.


A QUICK WORD
SOPA has some friends doing really interesting things these days...
The guys over at Canadian label Endemik Music have put together a "mega posse cut" featuring Bleubird (who is on the SOPA DELICIOSA compilation) with a bunch of 26 rapping homies. They have worked on it since August 2007 and now you can download one big 15-minute track at http://blog.endemikmusic.com
Hie Soo Moon (also on SOPA DELICIOSA) is doing one of the very rare live shows with one of the coolest Danish bands around: Blob Back Fahrenheit. The (expected) musical mayhem goes down at the venue Stengade 30 on March 29th 2008. Be sure not to miss this. For video of the band's last gig in Aarhus go to http://www.blob-back-fahrenheit.com


That's it and that's that - for now. Have fun!

Capt. Daydream

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