Sep 18, 2015

Stellan Wahlström Drift Band – Hotel Continental (2015)

The new album Hotel Continental was recorded the analogue way on to 2″-tape by Christian Gabel (who’d just worked with Hello Saferide) at Cobra Studio in Stockholm, and mixed by Patrick Derivaz (who came from work with Television) at PAD Productions in Brooklyn, NY.
On Hotel Continental the band has speeded up the tempo and cranked up the electric guitars. The sound of the new album can be described as urban folk-rock and there’s a definite flavour of international metropolis all through, not least in the title track which was written at the classic old Hotel Continental Saigon. The album cover painting by Angeles Santos was found in a museum in Madrid, a city where the lush album closer “The embrace of night” is also set.


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