“When I first came to New York and started making the album, all I saw was somehow saturated with art and poetry. Through my romantical lense, everything oozed with creative inspiration and freedom of expression. Eager to flow with this fresh current I got myself the latest smartphone and started making notes for the album, recording melody snippets and taking shots of the city.
A couple years later, one day the company tied to my very smartphone was all over the news for being caught sharing the personal data of millions with the NSA. Over the coming weeks we understood that calls, emails, text messages, talks, notes, voice-memos and all were being analyzed and scrutinized by one of the most secretive branches of US intelligence.Then the whole Manning – WikiLeaks – Assange – Snowden thing happened and aggravated things further. It took two months on a small, rural island called Ingarö (loosely translated Nowhere Island) to get mentally and emotionally stable enough to return to these ‘Altered States’ of America, face the music (literally) and finish the album. ’Cowboys & Snowdens’ was my own way of processing, distilling and converting a personal sh*tstorm of epic proportions into gold.”
Cowboys & Snowdens is a chapter in ‘Across the Never’ – An album written, prformed, recorded & produced by Krister Linder on 178 Norfolk Street #16 – L.E.S. Manhattan / New York, Mixed together with Eric Hart at Glaus Haus Studio / Los Angeles & Mastered by Christofer Stannow at Cosmos Mastering / Stockholm. Audiovisual Mashup by Razor
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