THE CLUB IS OPEN: vocals – Adrian, organ & synth – Calle,
lyrics & music – Konie
HISTORY/SCIENCE: vocals – Joel & Marcus, synth – Calle & Konie, guitar, bass,
theremine, lyrics & music – Konie
REVOLUTION: vocals – Adrian, guitar, organ, loops, theremine – Konie, lyrics & music – Konie
R U O K: vocals – Malte, organ, bass, synth, loops – Konie, lyrics – Malte & Konie, music – Konie
DAS ROCK UND ROLL: vocals – Adrian, vibraphone & music – Konie
DJINGIS KHAN: vocals – Malte, backing vocals – Basse, guitar, bass, synth, organ, loops – Konie,
lyrics – Malte & Konie, music – Konie.
FASS: drums – Christian, bouzouki, synth, organ, guitar, bongos, music – Konie
SKILSMÄSSA: church organ – Gabel & Konie, cembalo, glockenspiel, string melody, loops, music – Konie
IM JUST ANOTHER BOY:
vocals – Calle, drums – Anders, guitar, bass, string machine – Konie, lyrics Calle & Konie, music – Konie
ROMANTISCHE MUSIK: vocals – Adrian, synth – Basse & Konie, lyrics – Adrian, music – Basse & Konie
DANDELIONS: vocals – Adrian, piano, synth – Basse, synth, vibraphone – Calle, theremine – Marcus, string machine, synth – Konie, lyrics – Adrian, music – Calle, Basse & Konie
THE SHIP: backing vocals, piano – Basse, guitars – Dala, Jonny, Mattias, synth – Calle, Basse & Konie,
harmonium – Konie, music – Basse & Konie
THE INQUISITOR: vocals – Basse, guitar – Basse, hi hat – Fredrik, bass, synth, loops, guitar, glockenspiel, – Konie, lyrics – Basse, music – Konie
MY LIFE IS SHIT BUT I AM FUNKY: vocals – Malte, guitar – Jonny, bass – Sonny boy, guitar, loops, rhodes – Konie, lyrics – Malte, music – Konie
THE 1000 PIECE PUZZLE: guitar, cembalo, vibraphone – Konie, music – Konie
HOLIDAY CLUB: guitar, bass, organ, drums – Konie, music – Konie
The club is open is a session based project.
The songs on this album have been written and produced by Konie with Friends.
Contributing musicians and other persons on the album: Konie, Adrian von Pricht,
Malte Holmberg, Sebastian Basse Aronsson, Calle Olsson, Jonny Essing.
Dala Dahlqvist, Mattias Bärjed, Joel Lindström, Marcus Lindmark, Christian Gabel, Fredrik Bergström, Sonny Boy Gustafsson, Anders P Persson, Tobias Rask, Daniel Araya – modular synthesizer adviser and electro-engineer.
Instruments used on the album: Tapeloops (all drums and samples are are tapeloops
on reel to reel tape recorders), Studer B 67, Philips tube 57, Tandberg mod
64, Sony tapecorder, Lyrec 24 ch 2”. Roland RE201 Space Echo, Serge Modular,
Buckla, Roland SH-2000, Roland SH-7, Roland Juno JX-3P, Roland 606, Korg
MS-20, Korg Polysix, Korg VC-10, Dynachord Vocoder, Theremine, Logan String
Melody, Acetone, Farfisa, Würlitzer, Fender Rhodes, Cembalo, Bouzouki, Piano,
Church Organ (church of S:t Görans), Vibraphone, Harmonium, Glockenspiel,
Fender Telecaster, Trella Stratocaster, Gibson Firebird, Egmond, Silvertone & Teisco guitars, Fender Jazz Bass, Fender Precision Bass, Gibson SG Longscale Bass, Ludwig & Trixon luxus drums.
Recorded in: Studio Cobra
Mixed by: Konie
Mastered by: Henrik Jonsson at Masters of Audio
Photos: Anna Ledin
Graphic design: Jonas Bäckman & Konie
|The Club is open|
|R U OK|
|Das Rock und Roll|
|I'm just another boy|
|My life is shit but I'm funky|
|The 1000 piece puzzle|
Since a few years now in a a music club Studio Cobra in Stockholm, Konie is gathering musicians around him, people that stop by, contribute ideas and write a bit on the songs, and play with Konie in the Studio Cobra. That's what the club is about.
Konie, in real life Martin Ehrencrona took his mothers Philips tape recorder from the 50's and by taping the loops together on the tape recorder a frame of the songs is created. The result is like something you never heard before. Half of the songs 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 psychoanalysis whilst listening. The important thing is what it makes you feel.
Konie says: ´The songs are different stories being told, especially the instrumental ones´
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.