Song Reviews

Solander: All Opportunities

Solander came to my attention a few years back after Fredrik Karlsson branched out from his work in Swedish orchestral and experimental folk-pop collective Fredrik. While Solander has been around for the better part of a decade, the band’s debut LP didn’t arrive until 2009 and was followed a few years later by their sophomore… Continue reading Solander: All Opportunities

On the Radio

Fense’s Radio Show: December 2, 2011

As the days and nights get colder, and we enter full-fledged winter, it becomes more and more difficult to justify taking the BMW out. In the cold, it’s almost better to just walk. But I braved the chill and barely-working defrost on December 2, taking the car out for one last night show before the… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: December 2, 2011


Solander: Flight (Video)

Solander is a Swedish folk-pop trio that creates mystically beautiful songs. Their latest is called “Flight” and it is just as pleasant and sad as the band’s prior work (you can hear tracks dating back to 2009’s “Looking For Gold”, which we raved about, on bandcamp). Solander handed “Flight” over to Iris Piers for a… Continue reading Solander: Flight (Video)


FensePost Podcast Series: FenseCast #3, Summer Heat Part 1

It’s been a few months since I threw together a podcast, so I figured it was about time for another one. Besides, I’ve been working diligently on a mix-tape for a new local pal, Brett Sandström, whom I met after purchasing a Tullycraft single on eBay – he being the seller, both of us being… Continue reading FensePost Podcast Series: FenseCast #3, Summer Heat Part 1


Solander: Narcissus [Video]

Last year I raved about Solander‘s “Looking For Gold” off their album Since We Were Pigeons. Their pop sensibilities were easily likened to fellow Swedish countrymen Fredrik (whom with they share a member or two). Well Solander is back with a three-song single called Narcissus, available for free download over at BandCamp. “Narcissus” begins softer,… Continue reading Solander: Narcissus [Video]


Solander [Feature Band]

From Sweden comes Solander, a band made of one Fredrik Karlsson who is also an instrumental part of the band Fredrik (though whose namesake he shares only by coincidence). The relation is more than mere presence, as the two groups share a love for beautifully melodic pop. The latest news from Karlsson and Solander is… Continue reading Solander [Feature Band]