• West Coast Music

    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

Crossfade – Carousel

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This is the third album by the original Crossfade from Sweden.

Crossfade

Following the success of the first two albums, “White on blue” and “Secret Love”, they are now releasing a trilogy of albums in annual succession starting with “Carousel” that will later be followed by – “Innocent days” and “Falling upwards”.

The idea was to make a couple of albums since we had a lot of songs ready but because we also loved the idea of vinyl albums.

The playing time on a vinyl LP is restricted if you are to maintain high audio quality. Therefore, we have decided to release the songs on three separate albums that will be released not to long apart.

Crossfade – Carousel

Starting off the series will be this first album named “Carousel”.

The core of the band remains with Göran Edman – vocals, Lars Hallbäck – guitars and Richard Stenström – keyboards.

The new blood is brought in by Felix Lehrmann on drums (Jon Anderson/Roine Stolt, Flower Kings) and Johan Granström on bass. Percussion is handled by Andreas Ekstedt and background vocals by Göran Edman and Anneli Axon.

The music is still very much Crossfade, a west coast like sound brought into the 21st century. A musical brew that has the easily recognizable sound of Crossfade with spicy flavors of influences from the past and present.

Recording was done at Fenix Studios in Sweden but due to the fact that the musicians are scattered all around the world, not everything could be done once.

Contrary to previous albums, most of the backing tracks were recorded during a short timeframe to capture each member’s musicality and not spend too much time editing but aiming to get it as much “live” as possible.

The Carousel album is mixed by Lars Hallbäck at Fenix Studios and mastered by Tony Cousins (Peter Gabriel). Artwork by Steven Knee (David Gilmore).

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Good music enriches your life. At BLUE DESERT we are passionate about this particular yet wide-ranging style of music we call West Coast Music. This site is a modest tribute to the music and the performing artists, who through the (many) years have given us - and continue to give us - endless hours of musical enjoyment. As long-time fans we want to share our enthusiasm, experiences and views with fellow connoisseurs as well as curious newcomers. If we can do our bit to help promote this great music and all the gifted artist – well, then we have succeeded.

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