The idea of Homelake is to make minimalistic and very direct music. He doesn't want to use anything more than it takes and needs to catch a feeling. In the summer of 2004, Homelake recorded two EP's, Countrygirl and Salvation. The songs were recorded live in his house with only one condenser microphone. Basic mixes were made afterwards.
His bandmates in December's Children played on the recordings, and his cousin Emma sang many of the harmonies. Most of the songs are about his old relatives who lived in Hemsjö before he did. Four new songs were recorded in 2008. The new EP, Summer Turns to Fall will be released in the beginning of 2009, but you can listen to it for free on the band's last.fm page. David Fredriksson Nygård - Lead vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, pump organ and piano Cristian Ekman - Acoustic and electric guitar, tambourine and backing vocals Markus Falk - Bass and acoustic guitar Johannes Matzdorf - Percussion, piano and pump organ Emma Fredriksson - Backing vocals Influences: Neil Young, Townes van Zandt, Bruce Springsteen, Will Oldham, Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, old relatives, swedish folk music and the nature of the countryside. www.homelake.se www.myspace.com/homelake Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..