Hereunder you’ll find my complete discography (as Jonatan Bäckelie): 2016: Jonatan Bäckelie ”Darkness On the Edge of Ecstasy” [Sonar Kollektiv] Matthias Vogt featuring Jonatan Bäckelie ”Higher Love” + Powel Remixes 2015: Matt Darey ”Dream of Me EP”, including Matt Darey featuring Jonatan Bäckelie ”Step Outside” [Nocturnal Nouveau] 2014: Alex Barck ”Reunion Remixes” including: Doubter (Ada Remix), Doubter (Beach Club Remix), Doubter (Mao Remix), We Get High (Kalabrese … Continue reading The Discography
Some things you do feel more important than others. Some things linger, echo. And I feel a sense of pride when I look back on writing this piece in 2015: The Pad Sound Manifesto + The Other Bassdrum, which together make out the two parts of what I call ”Minimal Repetition and Difference (Parts One and Two)”. So, I wanted to highlight these texts a bit extra, … Continue reading Manifesto Reprise
I sometimes half-serious-half-jokingly refer to this song as the world’s first honest love song. Because no matter what we want to promise one another, and how strongly we are feeling deep sensations of love, lust, affection, empathy, passion, arousal, truth, connection and commitment, we can honestly not say with absolute certainty that we know that we are going to stay together forever. And that bittersweet insight, that what we have … Continue reading Lyrics & Interpretations: It Could Go Either Way
This is my selection of songs, presenting the soundscapes that are currently occupying my headspace. Some deep, dark, brooding counter weight to the potential overload of Christmas songs you may be experiencing currently: Datach’i: Monarchs / Nathan Fake: Fortune Bru / Jonatan Bäckelie: Circles / Hanna Järver: Ingenting Skrivet (1987 Remix) / Ludovico Einaudi & Amsterdam Sinfonietta: Night (Lone Wolf Trait Remix) / Machinedrum: Do it 4 U … Continue reading Playlist: Dec16
2007 I came to a fork in the road. I realised I couldn’t live off music alone (people had stopped buying records and with that half my annual was gone), so I had a choice: Either go more commercial, or let my music be a space of uncompromising art, and absolute creative freedom. I chose the way of no compromise. But. Having worked closely with record labels … Continue reading Darkness On the Edge of Ecstasy – LP out now!
I just made an appearance in the podcast: The Catacombic Machine. The podcast and blog is run by Josef Gustafsson, who formerly also rn the blog and podcast Freestyle Christianity to which I’ve contributed some texts. This is, however, the first time I’ve been part of the podcast. Feel free to listen as I elaborate on the introductory text to this blog and unpack it for you, … Continue reading Podcast: The Subsecular & The Music