Julian Lennon Picks

ebb_hsSwedish imprint Gaymonkey records - responsible for delivering Melnyk and Sara Berg - is proud to present their new signing (and fellow Swede!) - Ebb.

Ebb is a songwriter and musician who, now living in Stockholm for the last decade, spent his formative years growing up in the deepest depths of Northern Sweden. His debut album Loona oozes with a soundscape derived from the environment from which he has sprung.

Loona is an album overflowing with an entrancing slew of cinematic songs - with a humane electronic multilayered pulse running throughout - akin to the likes of Four Tet, Sigur Ros, Mum or the Broadway Project. But with an extra emotive-driven, visual atmospheric kick. The north of Sweden is, during winter, very cold and snowy, and there are vast forests and wide horizons explains Ebb quietly, pulling his trademark woolly hat down over his ears. Having that kind of nature around me has influenced me, and my music, a great deal.ebb

Ebb realised he was drawn to music from an early age. His father played the guitar around the house and encouraged his young son to learn some basic chords. It didnt take long before the young Ebb threw himself straight in - hours locked away in his bedroom teaching himself to play. When I learned my first chord I immediately started writing songs, even though they were pretty basic! he laughs. Except for the first four chords that my dad showed me, Ive taught myself everything I know.

Loona was written over 24 months. Two years of pure dedication. And the result is worth waiting for. Stand out moments litter the entire album - from the opening title track you are transported immediately into Ebbs electronic landscape - through the drum n bass melodica of Keep Or Nothing, the haunting yet truly uplifting When Dusk Begins, and radio-friendly vocal pop anthem Life Is On TV - an Ebb favourite. Life Is On TV is stripped down and has a nice leaned back groove to it he enthuses. Its a simple pop song!

Ebb has produced Loona entirely himself - writing, recording, playing, arranging and singing. It has been a journey of self-discovery. Loona was written over a long time and it was about finding my own forest, my inner voice he explains, letting loose a shy grin. I want to reach the conscious, insightful listener who is tired of everything shallow and without substance.

As well as completing this stunning debut for Gaymonkey, Ebb has also remixed label mate Sara Bergs acclaimed single Another Night (which won over the ears of fan Laurent Garnier) and has also remixed Melnyks Sound Of Falling for the forthcoming Silence Remixed project due for release later this year. And if he isn't talented enough, Ebb also builds furniture in his spare time.

header email

Below Zero has costs to keep the show running in the form of hosting and music.  We appreciate any help to keep the chill alive.



MixCloud Follow


Follow us on MixCloud! Download their app, which makes it super easy to listen to Below Zero each week!