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  Stina Nordenstam
Stina Nordenstam Stina Nordenstam (32) is a jazz influenced ‘alternative’ singer-songwriter from Sweden. The sparse, open textures and her girlish voice create a unique ‘northen woods’ atmosphere full of dark shadows and strange shapes. With her fragile child-voice and her spookily beautiful songs, Stina Nordenstam is one of the most exciting and emotive vocal talents around.

There must be something with the atmosphere in Sweden since so many interesting and unique female songwriters develops there, but Stina Nordenstam may be one of the strangest ones yet. She hardly ever gives interviews, avoid getting photographed and refuse to give concerts. For the cover of the album "People are Strange" she shot her own photographs. "I have never liked being photographed," she has said, "and I have been like that since I was a little girl. Maybe because I have been conscious that I have not been treated well, and I have been opponent to document it. I have written a diary either. That's why it have been so nice to have these records that mirrors what I have been doing."

With her whispering voice and different wigs her image is the one of a modern Greta Garbo.

She obviously lets her music speak for itself, and it speaks volumes. Her songs are beautiful pieces of life written, composed, and arranged by Stina Nordenstam alone. The only way to get to know her is through her records: Between ten years and five records, last one is simple called "This Is - Stina Nordenstam", has she shown the most distant zigzag courses of the human mind.

"I don't think those who buys my records should know me as a person," she said recently in one of her rare interviews. "I don't want to be a public person. I am afraid of it. It's important that those who meet me don't already have information about me and I don't want to recognized on the streets. I want to be invisible and private."

She is not invisible, but she is very small and tiny, though she is regarded up with the giants in the music business: As the helpless, shy little sister of Björk, Tori Amos and Polly Jean Harvey. And where Björk represent barking madness, Amos for vulnerable sexuality and Harvey for anemic aggressiveness, Stina Nordenstam being intense and personal, slightly eccentric with her songs and her melancholy vision. "I guess I represent an alternative femininity", she has said.

   
 
Memories Of A Color
CD $19.99 catalog# 450990767-2
Memories Of A Color
His Song
People Are Strange
CD $26.99 catalog# WEAI24506.2
People Are Strange
This Is Stina Nordenstam
CD $29.99 catalog# SNYC504118.2
This Is Stina Nordenstam
People Are Strange + Bonus 3 track cd-single
CD $42.99 catalog# B684464
People Are Strange + Bonus 3 track cd-single
Dynamite
CD $29.99 catalog# B448706
Dynamite
Dynamite
 


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