Regular readers will know that we here at TMAP are big fans of Action Biker and the music of Sarah Nyberg Pergament in general (like a school science fair, she has many projects), so you can imagine how delighted we were when, after six years of making music under the name, it was announced that a debut Action Biker album was finally being released this spring, on Sweden's excellent Friendly Noise label. And, as of this week, that time has finally come. Woo, and indeed, hoo!
For anyone who might not have heard any Action Biker songs before, Sarah describes her music as "baroque on synthesisers". Bloomin' fab it is too - highly accessible synth pop with distinctive vocals to boot. The album, Hesperian Puisto (named after a park in Helsinki where Sarah lived for a while - lived in the city, I mean, rather than the park itself), features a whopping 14 brand new recordings and can be purchased in the CD format for a measly 16.50 Euros from the Friendly Noise webshop or (from Monday 21st April) as a download from the Klicktrack mp3 shop. (links for both these sites can be found at the end of this post.)
But enough of the commerce side of things. The proof of the pudding is in the eating so see if you like the, umm, taste of these musical portions from the album: Be Myself, Love For Sure and A Fight, sung live by Action Biker for a Digfi studio session earlier this month:
Fantastic, eh? Can't wait to hear the album in its entirety!
Buy the Hesperian Puisto CD - buy it! - here or buy the album as a download (from Monday) here.
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