Jonas Carping is an artist and songwriter with a Folk Noir / Americana inspired repertoire. Carping has released 4 studio albums of which the latest "The YLA Sessions" is a live-in-studio recording and his most successful release to date. Jonas Carping is based in Lund in the south of Sweden.
Debut album All The Time In The World reached critical acclaim in the underground blogosphere.
Second album Cocktails & Gasoline was recorded in a cabin in the outback of Sweden. The aim was to preserve the essence in music making when there are no distractions. And to capture the vibe of the wilderness. But also to do so with the very best studio equipment. We came back with eleven new songs under one name - Cocktails & Gasoline.
On September 17th 2020 the third studio album Strangers was released. Strangers is a collaboration with Amsterdam guitar player Michiel Oskam recorded with producer Simon Larkin. On Februari 17th Carping released "The YLA Sessions", a live-in-studio album recorded during a single session with producer Amir Aly of YLA Studios in Malmo, Sweden. "The YLA Sessions" is Carpings most successful release to date.
Check out the full Jonas Carping Discography here:
Jonas Carping Discography
Extraction of reviews
"A prime example of how less can be be more"
- "The YLA Sessions" reviewed by Maverick Magazine
“the album sounds like it was aged for at least two years in premium bourbon barrels.”
- WLUR 91.5 FM (US) review of Strangers
"The result is a pine-scented slice of Country Noir with an expansive sound that’s as elegant as it is mournful"
- Moonlight Parade from "The YLA Sessions" reviewed by Fresh on the Net (UK)
"The album itself can be summed up fairly easily. It’s stunning."
- Louder Than War (UK) review of All The Time In The World
“It sounds like the rebellion of a non-conformist, it depicts a human being defying all the adversities of life. This dark and sometimes fierce Alternative Rock really impresses me.”
- Lie In The Sound (DE) review of Cocktails & Gasoline - translated by the author
“If I was being honest, I was struggling to come up with enough superlatives to describe how utterly amazing and mesmerising I found the album.”
- Peenko.co.uk (UK) review of All The Time In The World
“..when I listen to it, I feel like an apocalypse horserider.”
- Absolut Noise (FR/UK) review of The Last Approval from Cocktails & Gasoline
“..the musician’s tone tears your heart like a ship furiously sailing through calm waters.”
- Guitar Talks (Brazil) review of Cocktails and Gasoline
“…Carping seine eigene Klangpalette intensiviert und aufgefächert zu haben und bietet deutlich abwechslungsreiche Schattierungen an.“
- Der Bänkelsänger (Germany)
“The first is the powerful and intense vocal and, shortly thereafter, the second observation is how he manages to tame his voice in a sweet and melancholic interpretation - a combination which would be interesting in itself, but it gets even better with the beautiful melodies and arrangements…”
- Musica Pavé (Brazil) (translated by the author)
CDs and high quality downloads are found at the Jonas Carping Store
Listen / Download:
Jonas Carping - Vocals, Guitar
Martin Karlsson - Bass, Percussion, Guitar (All The Time In The World, Cocktails and Gasoline)
Michiel Oskam - Guitar (Strangers)
Johan Norlund - Drums (Cocktails and Gasoline)
Micke Petersson - Guitar (Cocktails and Gasoline)
Sigrid “Snäckan” Nilsson - Vocals (All The Time In The World, Cocktails and Gasoline, Strangers, The YLA Sessions)
Marika Dahlbäck - Cello (All The Time In The World, Cocktails and Gasoline)
Sofie Dahlin - Violin (All The Time In The World)
All Words & Music by Jonas Carping
Amir Aly - Yla Studios
Martin Karlsson - mkmusic.se
Simon Larkin - Larkin CS Recording Studio
Mastering: Björn Engelmann - Cutting Room
Cover Art: Hicke Jakobsen / Marco Padoan