Tänketankar with Hanna & Axel.
Hanna Östergren & Axel Sjöberg plays music & talks about thoughts as well as things that are hard to understand. Things that might be exciting, scary or even wonderful things.
Some other topics they discuss are; where does colours come from, and who does colours belong to? Another topic is words. Words are funny. They pop up for a moment and then they´re gone. Both kind and malicious words might affect you for a long time.
Some other things to ponder over is where does a thought come from? How do you know what you´re going to think about? Another feeling is being in love with someone, or with several. Do you have the guts to tell that you´re in love with someone? Other things worth thinking about is time – how can time be percieved as both quick and slow even though it always ticks in the same speed? Another feeling is being afraid of the dark, or afraid of yourself even.
The album Tänketankar (March 2019) comes with a booklet illustrated by Pia Olmås. Tänketankar is spawned from the Swedish legacy of kids music like the one shaped by Jojje Wadenius, James & Karin, Trazan & Banarne. It´s hearty, groovy & clever, but with a modern touch. This production is aimed mainly for an audience from 5 to 9 years.
Hanna & Axel are musicians with many years of performing in various contexts. Hanna has toured with psychedelic rockband Hills world-wide and now she plays drums in Träd, Gräs och Stenar and releases a solo album soon. Axel is known for being the drummer in Grammis awarded, touring rockband Graveyard for 10 years. He even writes songs for others and plays drums for other line-ups as well.
Hanna and Axel have also recorded a series of radio shows for UR called ”Musikens Atomer” (available at UR play) where they talk about the small nuts & bolts in music that builds the big picture. On that show they play classical songs and talk about the social context in which they were created in, then they do a new version of the song to demonstrate how the building blocks of music can be put together differently.