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Dorena is a Swedish post-rock band formed in 2007 by 5 guys spread around the city of Gothenburg. The members have played together in various constellations since they were in middle class. Before starting Dorena in the fall of 2007, four of the five members were in a screamoband. When the singer decided to leave Kim started to play guitar and Simon took over the bass. Their music influenceces fall under the likes of Envy, This will destroy you, Caspian, Saxon Shore, Hammock, Mono, Lymbyc Systym, Tunturia, Explosions in the sky, Stars of the lid, Godspeed you! black emperor, Your ten mofo, Estesombelo, Our sleepless forest, Max Richter, Ólafur Arnalds.

[ Holofon ]. For every devastating moment that Holofon holds within its watery depths is an equally blissful moment of magnificence just waiting to follow. Dense, musical waves rise up to unspeakable heights and crash remorselessly upon the listener, forcing them underneath its swirling surface, sometimes for minutes at a time. The percussion creates an undercurrent which grabs hold of the submerged listener and batters their limbs to-and-fro. It’s both peaceful and slightly unsettling at times but it’s also equally as captivating and utterly absorbing to experience. Sigur Ros and Explosions In The Sky are two bands that dwell within the same sonic landscape but attempt two differing styles; Sigur Ros are as epic as they are beautiful and sound as cold as the country they inhabit whereas Explosions In The Sky are epic and beautiful but take the quiet/loud dynamic of the genre and utilise it in a handful of increasingly unique ways. Dorena have almost flawlessly taken the beauty and ice-tinged atmospherics of Sigur Ros and fused them with the epic quiet/loud mechanics which make Explosions In The Sky so enchanting. It’s remarkable to see this level of talent on a debut album. __[ Strangeglue ].

[ About Everything And More ]. A leading light from the land of Nordic modernism, cinema and the Nobel Prize, DORENA evokes both captivating delight and sonic wonder through epic soundscapes and blissfully inventive, near-pop anthems. On their sophomore release, ABOUT EVERYTHING AND MORE, they flawlessly fuse ice-tinged atmospherics, entrancing melodies and sparse vocals with limited quiet/loud mechanics to create music that doesn’t ask for your full attention…it claims it. The album transports the listener to a euphoric dimension, a realm where you get the feeling that something glorious perseveres in the end. It encapsulates you, rising above being mere sound and becomes something you can almost feel. From its moments of dramatic intensity to its isolated ambience, this is more than just a startlingly beautiful record…it’s a force to be reckoned with. (DER-508)

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Instrumental post-rock luminaries DORENA know how to evoke feeling from every channel of the emotional spectrum. They do it through noble soundscapes and blissfully inventive near-pop anthems that don’t rely on fancy wordplay to speak volumes. They do it through a forward-thinking fusion of ice-tinged atmospherics and entrancing melodies that rises above mere sound. They do it by transporting the listener to a euphoric dimension, a realm where something glorious perseveres in the end. They do it by meshing indie, rock, pop and electronic influences to create something you feel part of. They do it with their innate ability to surprise and impress (see My Childhood Friend) down to every meticulous detail. They do it with the skill of artists far more seasoned than their brave young souls. They do it flawlessly. And they do it on Nuet, their third full-length album. From its moments of dramatic intensity and illuminating clarity to its isolated ambience, Nuet is more than just a startlingly beautiful record…it’s a sonic wall of delight and wonder.

“Nuet is the Swedish word for ‘the present’, and as the name suggests, the album very much revolves around the concept of time. The songs are attempts to capture the little things, the short fragments. Be it a thought, memory, a touch or a scent, we try to describe these fragments, and encapsulate them in our music” says guitarist / vocalist Kim Ruiz. He continues, “A lot of things took place in our lives during the past two and a half years since our last release. And as we grow older, we notice that the years keep flying by faster and faster. These songs are ways for us to hold onto things that would otherwise be distorted by memory or fall into oblivion. The cover artwork by Paula Dudek is meant to represent the moment in time where the past and the future meet to form what is known as the present.”

DORENA is

Kim Ruiz (guitar, piano, percussion, vocals),
Andreas Brandt (guitar),
Robin Lindstrom (guitar), Simon Rohlen (bass)
and Jonatan Tikas (drums, vibraphone, glockenspiel).

Nuet was produced by Anders Lagerfors and Dorena. It was recorded in Gothenburg, Sweden at Nacksving Studios, UpSweden Studio and The Academy Of Music And Drama at Gothenburg University. Guest performers included Maja Molander (cello), Alma Moller (viola), Henriette Lindstad Petersen (violin), Jenny Gustafsson (vocals) and Robin Sandman, Jens Liliequist, Christoffer Franzen of Lights & Motion, Anders Goranson and Sofie Karman (group vocals). Cover artwork by Paula Dudek. Deep Elm Records previously released DORENA’s sophomore full-length “About Everything And More” (2010) and re-released their debut “Holofon” (2009). The band resides in Sweden’s second largest city, Gothenburg, which is well known for it’s rich music scene and they share a studio with post-rock labelmates Lights & Motion. Dorena will be touring throughout Europe in support of Nuet beginning on March 23 in Gothenburg. DORENA is an an acronym for De Omnibus Rebus Et Nonnullis Aliis, a Latin phrase which means ‘about everything and more’.

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Dorena Nuet

Artist – Dorena
Album – Nuet [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2013
Genre – Instrumental, Ambient, Post-rock

Tracklist

1. Semper 05:36
2. Her Comforting Touch 04:42
3. Young Hearts Of Summer 06:07
4. Dandelion 08:12
5. My Childhood Friend 05:49
6. A Late Farewell 09:27
7. The All-Clear 08:21
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Dorena About Everything and More

Artist – Dorena
Album – About Everything And More [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2010
Genre – Instrumental, Ambient, Post-rock

Tracklist

1. The Morning Bus 06:23
2. From The Window Of My Room 06:57
3. At Sea 05:09
4. In Silence 03:12
5. We’ll Never Meet This Young Again 04:59
6. Stars In The Ceiling 08:22
7. Never Alone, Always Lonesome 06:46
8. Let Us Live 07:28
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Artist – Dorena
Album – Holofon [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2009
Genre – Instrumental, Ambient, Post-rock

Tracklist

1 Fantasia 3:11
2 Till Våning Tretton 10:48
3 Solen Har Förblindat Mig 9:29
4 Tiden Gick, Men Utan Oss 5:52
5 I Huset Jag Växte Upp 7:08
6 En Tonårsromans 6:07
7 Dagsländan 9:26
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