Following up the critically acclaimed debute album Laike will release his second album ”Fången i det senaste” on the XX of June together with musicians from Lisa o Piu, Dungen and AnnaMy. Christofer Ståhle, or Laike as he calls himself as an artist, explores himself, the society and the sounds from outer space on ”Fången i det senaste”. The album is in the folk rock tradition of the early 1970s and the 2010s, although you can trace elements of psychedelia, pop, soul from the 70s and progressive rock too. Hypnotic fingerpicking and suggestive harmonies are mixed with more upbeat songs creating a moody album with an energetic groove.
Laike started out as a one man project 2010 by Christofer Ståhle outside Lund in Sweden. The first album ”Långt från stadslivets dån” was released in 2012 on the British label Les Cousins. It was a one man project with help from different guest musicians. During the recording of the last album ”Fången i det senaste” (Trapped in the latest), David Svedmyr, Lisa Isaksson and Johan Svedmyr were more involved in producing, arranging and recording the music and the whole group often play together live. Guest musicians from bands as Dungen and AnnaMy also appear on the album. The second album ”Fången i det senaste” will be released on the Spanish label Monterey Discos in November 2014.
Christofer has among other things played the flute on the album ”Beautiful Days” by Majessic Dreams, released in 2008 and David and Lisa play in Lisa o Piu, Me and my Kites and sometimes with Promise and the Monster, In Gowan Ring and the Amazing. Johan plays with several different bands including Me and My kites and Katla.
released November 10, 2014
P & C 2014 Christofer Ståhle and Monterey Discos, Valencia, Spain
All songs and lyrics by Christofer Ståhle
Produced by David Svedmyr and Christofer Ståhle
Recorded and mixed by David Svedmyr in the Brottby and Hjulsjö cottages
Mastered by Mattias Gustavsson and David Svedmyr
Christofer Ståhle / Lead vocals, background, vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, silver flute, Wurlitzer, overtone singing, zither, hand clapping, whistling
David Svedmyr / Bass, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mellotron, vibraphone, piano, hand clapping
Johan Svedmyr / Drums, tambourines, shakers, gong, hand clapping
Lisa Isaksson / Wurlitzer, background vocals, silver flute, harp, saw, violin, hand clapping
Karin Engqvist / Organ and background vocals
Joel Öhlund / Background vocals and wailing
Mattias Gustavsson / Background vocals and shakers
Anna Myrsten / Background vocals
Gabriel Liljenström / Violin
Simon Svedmyr / Background vocals
Theodor Jikander / Photography and cover
Joel Granström / Help with recording
Svante Boo / Help with recording
Jon Swärd / Sharing his stairwell for echo