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Wan Light

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Wan Light


Years Active: 2003 to present

Genre: Pop / Electronica / Indie

Country: Stockholm Sweden


Magnus Karnock
Krister Svensson

Artist Bio:

Longtime collaborators Krister Svensson and Magnus Karnock formed Wan Light in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2002. Putting together a mournful, austere set of acoustic guitar-driven, synth-kissed songs that nodded to acts like Loney, Dear and Songs of Green Pheasant, the duo had its first single, "Get It Straighter," ready to go by the following year. The single generated quite a bit of airplay in the duo's homeland, and paved the way for the release of Wan Light's debut full-length, Let's Wake Up Somewhere Else, in 2004. An EP, That Grim Reality, came out soon after, and the band's second full-length album, Carmaline, hit stores in Sweden in 2005. Wan Light from Stockholm is K. Svensson and M. Karnock. The band is named after an old Orange Juice song, but thats all they have in common with Edwyn Collins old band. Wan Lights music are based on traditional singer/songwriter songs, often electronically produced, but sometimes they choose a more minimalistic production with just a lonely piano. The lyrics are multifaceted and easy in the contours, still very vivid. Listening to the music of Wan Light evokes a great deal of pictures. Their music can be described as beautiful and experimental pop with a big......[Read More]