Loney Dear

Biography

Loney, Dear is the X-man band. Loney, Dear is also the disguise of multi-instrumentalist and audio homecooking expert Emil Svanängen. In the tiny, sweltering hot Stockholm studio apartment, or in the cool basement of his parents house is where all the magic happens. The outside world has no idea of whats going on. Two records a year is his M.O., and by new years eve of 2009 all is said to come to a close. Everything is recorded in a very modest homestudio setup, using a minidisc mic and a set of headphones to avoid disturbing his neighbors. When Emil recently moved and had to get rid of his floor lamp, he finally budged and bought his first micstand. Emil has developed an almost manic approach to his songwriting. Hard work and more hard work being the only recipe, allowing for experimentation and reinvention. Textural newcomers include clarinets, floortoms and pumporgans to enhance the sonic landscape surrounding the beautiful melodies that sometimes echo age old church hymns.

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Loney Dear - Hall Music

23rd January 2012 -

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'Name' opens Hall Music in a beautiful gentle delicacy that oozes with the lushness of Sigur Ros fused with the sensitive folk melodies of the likes of Bon Iver; goose bumps. In this opening track...

Loney Dear - Dear John

18th March 2009 -

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Review of Loney Dear's single 'Dear John'. Fans of the likes of Peter Bjorn and John and The Postal Service might find much comfort in the 2nd studio album from Swedish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emil...

Loney Dear - Airport Surroundings

24th February 2009 -

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Airport Surroundings video from Loney DearLoney Dear released a single 'Airport Surroundings' on 23rd February 09 through Regal Recordings. It's was the first track to be released from Loney Dear - real name Emil...

Loney Dear - Saturday Waits

17th July 2007 -

 Review

Loney, Dear Saturday Waits Single Review A longing The Mamas and the Pappas vocal drag is provided by courtesy of Swede Emile Svanangen, whose worrisome but strangely calming vocals bob up and down on the...

Loney Dear - Saturday Waits

18th June 2007 -

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Loney, DearSaturday WaitsSingle ReviewScandinavian groups can be really popular here in the U.K. Look at ABBA! More recently, take Peter, Bjorn and John for example. They took Britain by storm with hit single 'The...

Loney, Dear, Saturday Waits, Video, Loney

12th June 2007 -

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Loney, Dear Saturday Waits Video Loney, Dear release a new single Saturday Waits on July 16th 2007. The animated video to 'Saturday Waits' features a tragic love story between two dogs and is directed...

Loney Dear - Loney, Noir

4th June 2007 -

 Review

Loney, DearLoney, NoirAlbum ReviewLoney, Dear is the Swede Emil Svanängen, and Loney, Noir is the follow up to the quite remarkable Sologne, where his gentle Simon & Garfunkel meets Sufjan Stevens quiet folk music.., well,...

Loney Dear, I Am John, Video

27th April 2007 -

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Loney DearI Am JohnVideoI Am John, is the name of 'Lonely, Dears' new single. Someone aptly described Loney, dear as 'soulful indie folk with a powerful mini orchestra.' Layer upon layer, adding instrumentation and vocals,...

Loney - Sologne

2nd January 2007 -

 Review

Loney, Dear Sologne Album Review Loney, Dear is Sweden's answer to King Creosote: a gorgeously spun, fragile-sounding album of beautiful songs, gently told. Emil Svanängen is the band - he plays every instrument, bar a...

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