Friday, 29 November 2013

It's Almost Like a Dance...

Tomorrow Monogatari's third full length album, It's Almost Like a Dance..., will be released, and that's a cause for celebration. There wont, however, be any release party. Not now, not yet. Probably there will be something later on. We'll keep you informed about that.

You can anyhow download the album at all the major sites for downloading music (Itunes, Amazon, etc) and listen to it at the different streaming services available, like Spotify. If you would like a proper cd to own, you can either come to our gigs, send me an email or visit the recordstore Rundgång in Malmö. They also have it.

The songs appearing on the album are these:

Dance Shiva, Dance!!!
A March of Swine
Some Are Born To Sweet Delight
Raise the Stakes

For the first time in world history someone else than Sebastian Ungh appears on a record by Monogatari. On track one and seven, the drums are handled by Monogataris former drummer Lennie Stranne.

Check it out!

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Live in Skåne Tranås

On the 12th of December, 4.30 PM, Monogatari will make a small gig as a trio at Café Madame Blå in Skåne Tranås, the small village in southern Sweden, where Sebastian grew up. The premises are as cosy as can be and will be a great location to enjoy Monogataris music.

The trio format is a fun and challenging one and chances are that you never before have heard the music of Monogatari quite the way you'll be able to on this concert. Sebastian Ungh (charango, Bontempi chord organ, toy piano, pocket piano, harmonica and percussion), Linda Nilsson Ungh (accordeon, toy piano, glockenspiel and harmonica) and Jens Ihlström (guitar) will give you a concert you wont forget.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Music for free!

Unless you already knew it, I would like to tell you that Monogatari has got a page on Facebook!/monogatariii. There you can get updates about Monogatari, contact  the band, look at pictures and buy music from the music store.

If you prefer getting the music for free, now is your opportunity. If the page have more than hundred likes at christmas, I will allow you to freely download all the tracks on Monogataris Soundcloud page

Would there be more than 200 likes by christmas, everyone who have liked the page will have a chance to win a copy of Monogataris next album, It's Almost Like a Dance...

So spread the word folks, like us and tell your friends to do the same!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Void - a nibble from the album to come


On Soundcloud, you can listen to two pre-released tracks from Monogataris' next album It's Almost Like a Dance... Enjoy!

The history of Monogatari

Monogatari was founded 2007 by Sebastian Ungh. You might say that he is Monogatari, since he writes all the tunes and stands for all performances on the records. Live it's been a different story alltogether. On stage, he have been joined by quite a few people by now. Here is the history of Monogatari on stage.

Sebastian Ungh, Founder of the group, composer and multiinstrumentalist (2007 and onwards)

Joakim Palmqvist, guitar (2007-2008)

Simon Almcrantz, keys, (2007-2008)

Maria Ådahl Rise, flute, fan organ, percussion (2007-2009)

Daniel Gustavsson, electric guitar (2008)

Linn Cardell, glockenspiel, percussion (2008)

Agnes Wästfelt, clarinet, organ, glockenspiel (2008-2009)

Nadin Al Khalidi, violin, guitar, percussion (2009)

Olof Jennfors, bouzouki (2007-2013)

Linda Nilsson Ungh, accordeon, harmonica, toy piano, glockenspiel and pocket piano (2007-2013)

Lennie Stranne, drums (2007-2013)

Mattias Otfors, ukelele, percussion, stylophone (2008-2013)

In the present line up Sebastian is joined by these persons:

Jens Ihlström, guitars, and percussion (2008 and onwards)

Matilda Cederquist, violin, stylophone, synthezisers (2009 and onwards)

Hanna Folkemark Ellborg, accordeon, glockenspiel, percussion (2013 and onwards)

Sunday, 3 November 2013


Some old members have left the group due to various reasons. C'est la vie. However there's a a new and fantastic addition in accordeonist Hanna Folkemark Ellborg who have joined our ranks. And I'm very happy about it!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Let there be rock!

Last weeks I've been rather edged towards things with guitar and stompboxes. I've missed playing loud for a while, but soon that'll ve sorted. The coming live setting of Monogatari will without any doubt be the loudest yet. Be prepared, folks!

Monday, 7 October 2013

Good Intentions - Monogatari

Now I've uploaded One Step Forward and Two Steps Back? so you all can listen for free on Youtube. Cheers!

Saturday, 5 October 2013

The remedy

When autumn falls and the days gets shorter and colder, one almost foolproof way to stand it is to simply stay at home and fiddle with some analog synthezisers. Works every time. 

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Album cover for It's Almost Like a Dance..., and a release date for the album

Now the cover is ready for It's Almost Like a Dance..., and like all original artwork for Monogatari, it's made by Linda Nilsson Ungh. The time has also come to announce that this record will be released on November 30th 2013. That is not far away, folks! 

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Todays most played instrument...

...must be the tzouras, bought this summer on Crete. It have yet to find it's way into one of the songs, but it's damn fun to fiddle around with. 

One step forward and two steps back? | Lira Musikmagasin

In Lira Musikmagasin One Step forward and Two Steps Back? got a rave review. Read it here.

One step forward and two steps back? | Lira Musikmagasin

Pictures from 20130420

On the 20th of April 2013 the record One Step Forward and Two Steps Back? was released and we held a party at Moriska paviljongen in Malmö, Sweden. This is what it looked like.

A new blog and a new album

Welcome all to this new blog on which I will share all different kinds of news about Monogatari. Hopefully you'll find all kinds of interesting things here. The first thing for me to tell you is that the release date for the next album, It's Almost Like a Dance..., is coming closer. No definite date is set yet, but it's on it's way, trust me on that.