The new albums marks the duo’s biggest leap since they formed in the small town of Åhus in 1995. “Golden Island” is a place somewhere between the real and the imaginary. The album dwells on quietness and subtle moves created by odd instruments, field recordings and sampled voices creating embracing atmospheres pending from soothing to haunting.
“Golden Island comes from a different state than our other albums. I’ve not really been living in this world lately. “, explains Johan from the duo.
Club 8 was founded by teenagers Karolina Komstedt and Johan Angergård in their hometown of Åhus, Sweden in 1995. The duo started out as a Bossa Nova inspired guitar-pop band as heard on 1996’s Nouvelle then soon after moved on to create electronic dance music found on 1998’s The Friend I Once Had. Between 2001 and 2003, they made three chilled out indie soul albums and returned after a four year long hiatus with The Boy Who Couldn’t Stop Dreaming which features the low key guitar-plocking hit “Jesus, Walk With Me”.
Johan Angergård served as album producer up until 2010 when the band enlisted Jari Haapalainen to work on the Africa-tinged The People’s Record that ended up on Under The Radar’s Top 10 list of 2010 years Best Albums. Johan returned to the producer’s chair with the diverse Above The City in 2013 and also served a producer on 2015’s album on sex & jealousy, Pleasure.
1. Swimming With The Tide
5. Got To Live
7. You’ve Got Heart
8. Touch You
9. Strange Reflection