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WILD HXMANS

Christian Kjellvander - WILD HXMANS

In days like these, dominated by dark clouds of marginalisation and isolationism, an artist like Christian Kjellvander is absolutely critical to our spiritual salvation. The Swedish singer-songwriter embraces the foreign, the unknown and seeks out the most profound sense of humanity. Take the title of his ninth album “WILD HXMANS”: something is different, disconcertingly so. Christian Kjellvander slips us an X for a U. He forces us to think, sets our senses on edge. We cast our vote with an X, but we also use it to blot out a mistake. “Cross it out and forget about it – if this is how people treat each other, then we have a problem”, Christian Kjellvander suggests.

Through seven raw, compelling songs between folk, blues, Americana and free jazz, the 42-year- old speaks to us of farewells and departures, of escape and the sensation of arriving in a new world. In doing so, he crafts a sound which breathes peacefully, pulsating as he surges headlong from intimacy into...

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Upcoming shows

  • Feb 5 Hamburg @ Knust
  • Feb 6 Bremen @ Lagerhaus
  • Feb 7 Bielefeld @ Falkendom
  • Feb 8 Amsterdam @ Paradiso
  • Feb 9 Aachen @ Raststätte
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