Tobias Lilja Beatport chart

JANUARY 3, 2012 BEATPORT CHART

Tobias Lilja lists his favourite club tracks of summer/autumn 2011.

Tobias Lilja September 2011 Chart »

End of the year

DECEMBER 30, 2011 END OF THE YEAR CHARTS

Delirium Portraits appears on charts for 2011.

Igloomag readers poll: Top 100 releases of 2011 »

The friends of ID:UD, year end record round up »

Transits

NOVEMBER 22, 2011 TRANSITS

You can't manage it all (Tobias Lilja remix) is the first single from the remix album Transits by Danish/German artist Tjaere+Fjer.

The full album, released 1st of December features eight reworks of songs from the album Tourists, residents.

Listen at Soundcloud »

Delirium portraits

SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 DELIRIUM PORTRAITS

Today is the release day of Delirium Portraits (CD/digital). Read more »

Pick it up from one of these vendors:
n5Mailorder (CD, mp3 or flac)
Amazon (CD or mp3)
Boomkat (mp3 of flac)
Itunes (mp3)

Igloo Magazine

SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 IGLOO INTERVIEW

Interview with Tobias Lilja in Igloo Magazine along with giveaways of Delirium Portraits.

Read more »

Anna Moberg

SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 ANNA MOBERG WEBSITE

The artist responsible for all the artwork for Delirium Portraits and North has just launched her website.

Go to www.annamoberg.com

North

AUGUST 30, 2011 NORTH EP RELEASED

Today is release day of North, the new single from the forthcoming album Delirium Portraits. This digital EP also includes 3 exclusive 'B-sides'.

Download from:
n5MD (mp3 or flac)
Amazon (mp3)
Itunes (mp3)
Boomkat (mp3)

Delirium portraits

JULY 2, 2011 DELIRIUM PORTRAITS

The album Delirium Portraits is scheduled for release on September 27.

Read more at n5MD »

Listen to excerpts at soundcloud »

Tobias Lilja Facebook page

JULY 2, 2011 FACEBOOK

New Facebook page is online here »

Rites of Spring - Tobias Lilja remix

APRIL 14, 2011 FREDRIK REMIX

Rainbow chemicals are breaking slowly.
Fredrik - Rites of Spring (Tobias Lilja remix) »

Delirium Portraits

Tobias Lilja - Delirium Portraits
CD album / Digital
n5MD, 2011

n5Mailorder (CD, mp3 or flac)
Amazon (CD or mp3)
Boomkat (mp3 of flac)
Itunes (mp3)

Time is on my side

Tobias Lilja - Time is on my side
CD album / Digital
n5MD, 2007

n5Mailorder (CD, mp3 or flac)
Amazon (CD or mp3)
Boomkat (mp3 of flac)
Itunes (mp3)

Ex-leper

Tobias Lilja - Ex-leper
CD album / Digital
Nonresponse, 2003

n5Mailorder (CD or mp3)

North

Tobias Lilja - North
Digital
n5MD, 2011

Download from:
n5MD (mp3 or flac)
Amazon (mp3)
Itunes (mp3)
Boomkat (mp3)

Manifesto

Airborn - Manifesto
CD-r
25 copies, 2002

Tendencies

Aztech - Tendencies
CD-r
25 copies, 2001

Transits

Tjaere+Fjer - Transits
Digital album, 2011

You can't manage it all (Tobias Lilja remix)
tjaerefjer.tumblr.com

Rites of Spring

Fredrik - Rites of Spring
The Kora Records, 2011

Rites of Spring (Tobias Lilja remix)
www.thekorarecords.com

Steeltongued

Hecq - Steeltongued
Hymen, 2009

Steeltongued (Tobias Lilja remix)
www.hymen-records.com

Housewife lovers

Housewife lovers
Eckworks, 2008

Dancing (Tobias Lilja remix)
www.myspace.com/housewifelovers

Droidlocks

Droidlocks - Black metal EP
Itunes, 2008

Black metal (Tobias Lilja remix)
www.myspace.com/droidlocks

One Five Zero

v/a - One Five Zero
n5MD, 2007

Loess - Talus (Tobias Lilja remix)
Diane Cluck - My teacher died (Tobias Lilja cover)

More info » (n5MD.com)

Archipelago Remixes

Vibrasphere - Archipelago Remixed
Digital Structures, 2007

Late Winter Storms (Tobias Lilja remix)

Colours Remixes

Son Kite - Colours Remixes
Digital Structures, 2004

Let us be (Aztech remix)

Steeltongued

Prefuse 73 - Preparations & Interregnums
Warp, 2007

Guest vocals
www.prefuse73.com

Diagnose: Lebensgefahr

Diagnose: Lebensgefahr - Transformalin
Ominous recording / Autopsy Kitchen, 2006

Co-producer
www.diagnoselebensgefahr.com

Jettie

Jettie - Heading for mornings
Kasual Recordings / Astro Magnetics, 2004/2005

Co-producer
www.jettieband.com

One Five Zero

v/a - One Five Zero
n5MD, 2007
Diane Cluck - My teacher died (Tobias Lilja cover)
Loess - Talus (Tobias Lilja remix)

More info » (n5MD.com)

Chillosophy vol. 3

v/a - Chillosophy vol. 3
Digital Structures, 2003

Aztech - Manifesto
Read more » (discogs.com)

Chillosophy vol. 2

v/a - Chillosophy vol. 2
Digital Structures, 2002

Aztech - Exploding fist
Read more » (discogs.com)

Chiller waves

v/a - Chiller Waves
AP Records, 2002

Aztech - Mumine
Read more » (discogs.com)

Chillosophy vol. 1

v/a - Chillosophy vol. 1
Digital Structures, 2001

Aztech - Death wish
Read more » (discogs.com)

TOBIAS LILJA

Tobias Lilja

Maybe there lies some truth in the often repeated statement about scandinavia and melancholy, or maybe it's just growing up in the darkness of the swedish forests that renders that solemn element to Tobias' music. Regardless of the origin, the outcome is still the same: a profound resonance of something serene and dark. A touch of melancholy that comes through like an undertone in everything he creates.

Tobias Lilja is one of those people who started making music before he even hit puberty. He was surrounded by music from a broad specter of genres from the get go, and when you listen to what he does now at almost 30, you can very much hear the vast span of influences that resonate in the music. And even though he operates within the field of electronic music, Tobias isn't afraid to explore and incorporate other landscapes in his music.

For years Tobias was focusing solely on instrumental music, that is sounds originating form machines, but in 2005 he started making vocal experiments. These experiments provided him with one more piece of the puzzle. A piece that has proven to be very relevant. Since then Tobias has continued to further explore the musical palette by fully incorporating his voice in the pictures and thus rendering the final pieces an even richer body of resonance. His main instrument is still the sampler, but the voice is used and treated just like an instrument in the creative process.

Being a professional audio engineer, sound is something that matters greatly to Tobias, not in the sense of striving for perfection, but in focusing on the character of the sounds themselves. Or as Tobias puts it: "I'm looking for sounds that have actually been through something, that sound like they have experience. Sounds with a soul." And the experimentation with that aspect of sound quality, the color and feeling of sounds, is very much a firm element of Tobias' trademark sound.

This attention to sound and what it does for the vibe of the music is very manifest on Tobias' first release on n5MD 'Time Is On My Side' from 2007, with its character of dark and complex ambient. And the same is true for the follow up, 'Delirium Portraits' but where 'Time Is On My Side' is characterized by an almost fleeting sensation, the new album has a more beat oriented structure. This, in combination with the progressive, cumulating, dynamics of the songs, renders the music an enigmatic element that's enhanced by the lyrics and Tobias' voice.

Text by CaroLine


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