MAG, Laughing Eye

MAG, Laughing Eye
Freitag, 08.03.2019
MAG, Laughing Eye

aka Magdalena Ågren, is based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Using trombone, megaphone, voice, homemade electronics, loops, and drum machine all at once to build her music from scratch. From the smallest simple element, it grows into a gigantic dystopian lo-fi orchestra. Sometimes restrained and suggestive, sometimes chaotic and wild. MAG strives for deep introspection and expressive power, seeking both confrontation and commonality. MAG has recently released her first solo album, Magnitude, in 2016 on Surplus Recordings and Zeon Light Skiva, and has played more than 150 shows in Europe and North America. Magdalena Ågren also currently plays in two other band projects, SORK and Trapped in a Loop.

Laughing Eye
Laughing Eye is Hanna Östergren’s new mindsoothing soloproject. She is the drummer of legendary Swedish psychedelic band Träd Gräs och Stenar, or as they are called in this latest incarnation -Träden. She is also the drummer in Hills, wich was one of the first Swedish bands to develop that very same psychedelic tradition, though heavier and from 2006. With these bands she has been playing in the states (with Endless Boogie @ The Chapel SF, Music hall of Williamsburg NY, Zebulon LA, Henry Miller Library Big Sur, Cropped Out Louisville etc), Belgium (Roadburn festival etc), Holland (Eindhoven psychfest etc), Sardinia (Duna Jam), UK (Café Oto, Liverpool Psychfest -14 -17), Portugal, Scandinavia etc.

Laughing Eye builds ambiences and soundscapes clearly influenced by other music she´s involved in, but she also creates a new hypnotic world of her own which takes you on a journey amongst drones, folkmusic and monotonous organplaying