We are proud and happy to present to you our
debut album Memories Look At Me! Thank you everyone who has helped and
When we decided to make an album we knew we wanted to create a whole rather than just put together a bunch of songs.
Since the seasons in the nordic countries vary so much and have such a great impact on our daily lives, it was quite natural that the seasons became the framework for the album. Without trying to copy Vivaldi too much of course.
As we were looking through our songs we soon realized that several followed a theme about loss and growing up, and that the song’s separate stories together also created a story which fitted into the framework of the seasons.
The album then developed into a story about a year in someone’s life. A year that begins on a youthful and careless summer night, followed by the doubts and crisis of a darkening autumn, goes into the dark and cold winter, wakes up in a lightening spring and then finally ends on a happy, but perhaps more insightful, summer evening. We hope this album, in that manner, will symbolize growing up and learning about the losses in life.
The album title was inspired by the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer’s memoir since we felt it was in tune with the album’s theme of growing up and discovering life.
We hope you will enjoy our debut album!
”Inom mig bär jag mina tidigare ansikten, som ett träd har sina årsringar. Det är summan av dem som är 'jag'. Spegeln ser bara mitt senaste ansikte, jag känner av alla mina tidigare.”
released 16 May 2014
Written, arranged, produced, performed and recorded by Timshel & Oliver Lundström at Midas Studios Replot, Sideland Studios Karperö and Dungen Studios Turku.
Mixed by Anders Höglund and Oliver Lundström at Midas Studios.
Mastered by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers
Trumpet on Morning Grace and Halfway to Anywhere by Mirjam Pettersson
Backing vocals on Everybody is going to break, Sleepless and Halfway to Anywhere by Linn Sjöholm. Lyrics by Markus Bergfors
Album layout by Petronella Nordman
Album cover photo by Stina Sundin
Timshel would like to thank:
Anders Höglund and Midas Studios for a great mix and place to record.
Oliver Lundström for working his ass off to help us make this album.
100 Songs for all the help they given and keep giving. Svante Forsbäck for the master.
Mirjam Pettersson for the horns. Linn Sjöholm for the backing vocals.
Petronella Nordman for the layout and graphics. Emma Ahlskog for unlocking the doors to the piano we needed. Petter Näse & Andreas Dahlbäck for the help with arranging Sleepless. Frank A. Unger for all the photos and videos! Ben Bergman for lending his beautiful acoustic guitar. Janne Hyöty for lending his baritone guitar. Tengil, vår befriare. Tomas Tranströmer for the title. Stina Sundin, Gun-Louise Bergfors and Markus's grandmother for the album cover photo. All our girlfriends, families and friends for all the support and patience you have given us.
Svenska Kulturfonden, Svenskösterbottniska samfundet & Nygréns stiftelse for their support!